Cologix Acquires The Minnesota Gateway in Minneapolis
May 14, 2012
Minnesota’s Most Connected Data Center
Denver, Colo – May 14, 2012 – Cologix™, a network neutral interconnection and colocation company, announced today, the acquisition of Minnesota’s premier network neutral interconnection and colocation provider, The Minnesota Gateway, located in the carrier hotel at 511 11th Avenue South in Minneapolis. The acquisition adds the leading position in Minneapolis, the 16th largest metro market in the United States, to the Cologix platform. The Minnesota Gateway operates the meet-me-room in the 511 building with 70 networks presented and is universally regarded as the place to colocate and connect in the region.
“The Minnesota Gateway is one of the largest and fastest-growing carrier neutral interconnection and colocation businesses in the Midwest, and we are pleased to add this operation to the Cologix platform,” said Grant van Rooyen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cologix. “The Minnesota Gateway team has created an outstanding base of customers, sound infrastructure, high touch local service and the region’s best connectivity, which align perfectly with the Cologix approach. We expect the Minnesota Gateway customers will value the benefits our broader platform offers, and we are equally confident our existing customers and prospects will be interested in the unique advantages of expanding their networks and colocation footprints to Minneapolis.”
The Minnesota Gateway operates over 20,000 SQF in the 511 building, which is the most connected building in Minnesota. In addition to the robust carrier ecosystem presented in the meet-me-room, including national, regional and local networks, the facility supports emerging cloud, financial, education and government ecosystems. The more than 100 customers have direct access to carriers, ISPs and ASPs, as well as the Midwest Internet Cooperative Exchange.
Cologix now operates network neutral data centers in Dallas, Minneapolis, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. With the Minnesota Gateway acquisition, Cologix supports 550+ customers and offers 300+ network choices for its customers.
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 Dallas, Minneapolis, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. With more than 300 network choices and ten prime interconnection locations, Cologix currently serves over 550 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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