Cologix, a network-neutral interconnection, data center and cloud exchange company, announced today the development of its new VAN3 data center located at 2828 Natal Street, just a 20-minute drive from the heart of downtown Vancouver. VAN3 is expected to be completed in Q2 2019 and will deliver an additional 42,000 square feet and 5MW of power. Pre-sale opportunities are available now. VAN3 is part of Cologix's ongoing strategy to be the leading provider of cloud and interconnection services throughout Canada.
Tethered to the Cologix-operated VAN1 Carrier Hotel at 555 West Hastings, and VAN2, its hyper-efficient annex at 1050 West Pender, VAN3 has the space and density needed to support hyperscale deployments. Today, Cologix's Vancouver data centers offer diverse, scalable solutions and enable access to more than 20 networks and direct on-ramps to key hyperscale cloud providers, including AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and IBM Cloud. With this expansion, post-production film companies, gaming and local enterprise customers can extend their ecosystems and have the flexibility and control needed to support hybrid-cloud implementations.
"There is significant demand in Vancouver as the western Canadian point for interconnection. Vancouver is an emerging global hub to meet the requirements for cloud and SaaS service providers expanding north and APAC hyperscalers expanding east as momentum for cloud capacity accelerates," said Bill Fathers, Chairman and CEO, Cologix. "Our VAN2 expansions each sold out in six months and the pent-up demand clearly shows that the market is underserved. With the addition of VAN3 and its scale, we continue to solidify our role as the leading network and cloud interconnection provider in Canada with the unique ability to support data sovereignty requirements with our 11 data centers across Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal."
With the addition of VAN3 to its data center offering, Cologix is set to increase infrastructure investment in the region with more than a total of 60,000 square feet and 8 MW of power in Vancouver. This will ensure that hyperscale cloud and content providers can build resilience and add connectivity into their networks while supporting the long-term growth of Vancouver's regional business climate.