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Cologix Acquires DataCenter.BZ

February 05, 2014

Cologix Acquires DataCenter.BZ

By Meenakshi Shankar
TMCnet Contributor

Businesses grow either by internal expansion or by external expansion. Corporate combination can bring in more expertise, allowing any business to expand its operations. Cologix, a provider of data center colocation services and interconnection for carrier, media, financial services and enterprise customers in Denver, is also adopting the same technique. The company is all set to expand its business with the acquisition of DataCenter.BZ in Columbus, Ohio.

DataCenter.BZ specializes in high-power density colocation, storage-as-a-service solutions including virtual SANs and managed back-ups, and complete enterprise-grade virtual data centers. It operates two enterprise-grade, network neutral data centers across 32K SQF of raised floor in a wholly-owned, purpose-built facility. As a top interconnect point in Ohio, the company till date allows its users to access to 30 network choices and the OHIO-IX within the Meet-Me-Rooms.

 “We are proud to welcome the DataCenter.BZ team and its customers to the Cologix platform,” Grant van Rooyen, president and chief executive officer, Cologix said in a statement.

“DataCenter.BZ is a truly unique blend of an interconnect hub and an enterprise grade data center designed to Tier IV standards with high touch local support. That, combined with Columbus’s growing recognition as a vibrant and dynamic market, gives us great confidence in the benefits this acquisition will yield for the Cologix platform,” added Rooyen.

This is the 8th acquisition for Cologix since inception and adds a unique position in the 15th largest city in the United States to Cologix’s North American platform. The transaction includes 5 acres of land, all buildings and mission critical facilities, 100+ customers, significant metro conduit and dark fiber assets, and in excess of $5M of run rate EBITDA.

Cologix statement also confirmed that it will retain the entire DataCenter.BZ team with Cologix. Cologix now operates network neutral data centers in Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Minneapolis, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. With the DataCenter.BZ acquisition, Cologix will now support more than 700 customers, offering choice of access to more than 350 unique networks.

“Becoming part of the Cologix platform offers our customers seamless access to a unique North American footprint, confidence around continued investment in Columbus and a certainty that our core values of upholding the highest standards for customers will be maintained going forward,” Gordon Scherer, President, DataCenter.BZ noted.

Edited by Cassandra Tucker
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