|[September 04, 2014]
Cologix Acquires Colo5, Expanding Footprint in Jacksonville and Adding Lakeland, Florida Creating an Eight Market North American Data Center Platform
DENVER & JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --(Business Wire)--
neutral interconnection and data
center company, today announced it has closed a transaction
to acquire Colo5, a colocation and disaster recovery provider with over
225K gross SQF across two enterprise-grade hurricane resistant
facilities in Jacksonville and Lakeland, Florida. This is the ninth
acquisition for Cologix, adding scale to its rapidly growing network
neutral North American data center platform. More than 100 customers,
ranging from local enterprises to Fortune 500 brands across finance,
retail, media and system integrator sectors trust their mission critical
IT deployments to Colo5.
The acquisition solidifies Cologix's leading position in Jacksonville
with ownership of land and 125K SQF of data center and disaster recovery
space in a wholly-owned, Class 5 hurricane rated building. The
combination of Colo5 and Cologix creates a tie between the largest
collections of enterprise network byers and network service providers
in the region. Jacksonville is a vibrant local economy, which is gaining
importance globally with the multiple sub-sea cables landing there
directly from Central and South America. In addition, Cologix can now
offer 100K SQF of data center and disaster recovery space in Lakeland,
which is centrally located between Tampa and Orlando at an elevation of
197 ft. (nearly 20 stories) above sea level. Lakeland's elevation and
proximity to major market centers make it a natural location for primary
or secondary IT sites for enterprises in Tampa, Orlando and Miami.
Colo5's success in Lakeland and available capacity accelerates Cologix's
plans to expand in Florida by 18 months.
"Colo5 has built a highly robust and credible set of data center
operations, validated by its impressive list of growing customers," says
Grant van Rooyen, president and chief executive officer, Cologix. "Part
of what makes this combination so attractive, is the fact that the Colo5
executive team is joining the Cologix team to help steward our continued
growth and investment in Florida. Together with Doug Recker and his
team, we look forward to presenting the respective benefits of this
combination to our combined customers."
"Joining the Cologix platform provides our customers key benefits that
we could not have delivered as a standalone company," explains Doug
Recker, chief executive officer, Colo5. "Customers will gain three key
advantages: 1) unique access to the market-leading carrier density at
Cologix's Meet-Me-Room in Jacksonville's primary carrier hotel, 2)
certainty of accelerated capital investment and 3) seamless access to a
platform of state-of-the-art data centers throughout North America. The
Colo5 team is excited about joining Cologix to create a new chapter of
growth supporting the business community in Central and North Florida."
Cologix's experience in each of its markets reinforces the importance of
a robust and connected data center platform to local and regional
economic development. With this acquisition, Cologix supports over 850
customers across its North American data center platform, which now
spans 8 markets and 20 data centers. Cologix now operates network
neutral data centers in Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Lakeland,
Minneapolis, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.
About Cologix, Inc.
Cologix, Inc. is a network neutral interconnection and colocation
company headquartered in Denver, Colorado, that provides massively
scalable interconnection services and secure, reliable colocation
services in densely connected, strategically located facilities in
Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Minneapolis, Montreal, Toronto
and Vancouver. With more than 350 unique network choices and 20
prime interconnection locations, Cologix currently serves over 850 carrier,
managed services, cloud, media, content, financial services and
enterprise customers. The company's experienced team of communications
infrastructure professionals is committed to providing its customers the
highest standard of local customer support. For more information about
Cologix, please visit the company's website at www.cologix.com.
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