Minneapolis Data Centers

Minneapolis Colocation

Minneapolis Data Centers: 511 11th Avenue South

Cologix operates 45,000 SQF of Minneapolis data center colocation and interconnection space in the 511 Building, the most connected building in Minnesota. Cologix’s three Minneapolis data centers offer a robust carrier ecosystem including national, regional and local networks, as well as the Midwest Internet Cooperative Exchange (MICE). MICE has grown dramatically in the past three years, peaking over 80Gbps of peering traffic and marking the city as the forefront of a national trend of Internet traffic moving closer to “Edge Markets.” The Minneapolis data centers also support emerging cloud, financial, education and government platforms attracted to Minneapolis’s robust and growing economy. On average, customers save 20-50% on their network bill when choosing Cologix Minneapolis colocation data centers versus other facilities in the greater Minneapolis metro area.

We are excited to announce that AWS Direct Connect is now available through Cologix in Columbus. Customers can now utilize the lowest latency onramp to AWS via an AWS Direct Connect node located in our Columbus data center. With AWS Direct Connect, customers can connect their infrastructure via a secure and private connection to the AWS Cloud to improve performance and reduce costs compared to onramps via the public Internet.

Amazon Web Services® Direct Connect
Amazon Web Services® Direct Connect enables you to utilize a dedicated connection between your network and Cologix’s Columbus data center. This direct, private connection enables a secure, high capacity, high performance connection to AWS cloud solutions. For more information, contact the Cologix Team or visit the AWS website

Minneapolis Data Center Quick Facts

  • 16th largest metro market in the United States with 3.5 million residents
  • State of Minnesota sales tax incentive program for qualifying data center deployments
  • Network hub for Upper Midwest & gateway to “Northern Route” to Seattle
  • Highest number of Fortune 500 headquarters per capita in the US
  • Rapidly growing peering market & home to the Midwest Internet Cooperative Exchange (MICE)

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Contact us at sales@cologix.com or 1.855.497.2537

Minneapolis Data Center Team

Jake Wittwer Jake Wittwer
Operations Manager, Minneapolis

511 Building Carrier Hotel:

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“The combination of both neutrality and a significant number of carriers is what makes network neutrality valuable. Cologix in the 511 Building is the only place in Minnesota with network neutrality and 80 carriers, while the nearest competition has less than a dozen networks, at most. This was a big factor in our choosing Cologix.”

– Jeremy Lumby, President, Minnesota VoIP

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 “The Cologix Minneapolis data center is the focal point of interconnection in the upper Midwest. It’s all about connectivity and Cologix has it. By colocating with Cologix, Neutral Path has direct access to more than 70 unique carriers, a broad set of potential customers as well as the core node of the Midwest Internet Cooperative Exchange (MICE).”

– Tony Frentz, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Neutral Path

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 “Cologix has a consistent approach that makes it easier for us to communicate with our customers in the best way possible. The important thing is that the carrier hotel technical support understands how to meet our needs. There are some carrier hotels that struggle with the basics, so we always look for a provider that knows how to help us, and how we can help them. Cologix’s Minneapolis facility is designed very well and the staff accommodates customers by ensuring the framework to extend fiber is in place.”

– Lynn Mead, Head of Carrier and Wholesale Services, Great Plains Communications

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