Cologix, network-neutral interconnection, and hyperscale edge data center company, announced the opening of its new more than 42K SQF data center with 5MW of power. VAN3 is located at 2828 Natal Street in Vancouver and is the region’s largest network-neutral data center with direct connectivity to the Cologix operated carrier hotel at 555 Hastings. VAN3 offers connectivity to Amazon Web Services® Direct Connect, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft® Azure ExpressRoute, IBM Cloud, and Oracle FastConnect.
To meet the growing demand for additional capacity and robust interconnection at the digital edge, Cologix continues to expand its presence in Canada. Vancouver is the third-largest city in Canada, has a strong digital content and media industry and acts as a gateway to all Asian markets.
“Tripling our capacity in Vancouver, our VAN3 data center is a direct response to the growing demand for highly connected and scalable data center capacity from local digital media-intensive businesses and global cloud players,” said Bill Fathers, Chairman, and CEO of Cologix. “Vancouver’s economy has been propelled by film production, content, gaming, and high tech companies as well as expansions of global SaaS, cloud and APAC hyperscalers. After VAN2 expansions sold out in six months, we responded by designing and delivering a new purpose-built facility to support high-density customers as they move workloads to the cloud and need direct access to hyperscale cloud providers.”
Tethered to Cologix’s VAN1 Carrier Hotel, and VAN2, its enterprise-grade annex at 1050 West Pender, VAN3 provides a direct link to VAN1 with access via diverse, scalable metro fiber. VAN3 is about 7KM or about a 20-minute drive from the other data centers.