The Most Advanced Data Center in Columbus | COL 3

The Largest & Most Advanced Data Center in Columbus, Ohio with Tier III certification of Constructed Facility

State-of-the-art 160K SQF, 18+ MW Data Center

COL 3: 585 Scherers Court

Cologix is the Best Option for Enterprises to Tap into Carrier & Cloud Connectivity in Central Ohio.

The new $130M+ facility is the largest neutral data center in the region and is directly linked to Cologix’s existing data centers (COL1 & COL2). COL3 has been awarded the coveted Tier III certification of Constructed Facility ensuring that the data center has been constructed as designed, and verifies that it is capable of meeting the defined availability requirements. The Cologix data centers are the most connected facilities in Ohio, offering connectivity to 45+ network service providers (including the Ohio-IX Internet Exchange) and 20+ cloud service providers including access to AWS via the AWS Direct Connect node, providing customers low-latency access to AWS US East 2 region.

Cologix designed the site with the most sophisticated cloud providers and enterprises in mind. The data center is concurrently maintainable, and offers scalable power solutions. Further unique attributes include an EF-4 tornado rating, K-rated perimeter fence and 24×7 guards. The redundancy, scale, security and connectivity enables Cologix to uniquely address growing market demand ranging from individual cabinets to multi-megawatt deployments.

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

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  • Centrally located in Columbus, Ohio
  • 47% of the population within a 10-hour drive
  • 16.2 miles from the Port Columbus International Airport
  • No flood plain rating in geographic high point of region
  • Located at the convergence point of long-haul fiber & regional carrier fiber networks in Central Ohio


  • Owned & operated 200,000+ SQF purpose-built facilities on 8 acre campus
  • Rated to Miami-Dade hurricane standards
  • 4 Data Halls – Up to 20 MW
  • 24” raised floor with anti-static tiles
  • 150 lbs/SQF floor loading capacity with dedicated, sunken loading deck


  • Four (4) 750 kVA Mitisbushi UPS systems per data hall, per side- Paralleled systems
  • 5 kW per Cabinet load design
  • 2N Electrical, N+1 Mechanical Configurations
  • 2N diverse feeds from discrete substations
  • Redundant parallel IEM power bus systems serve functionality and eliminate all single points of failure
  • 2N generator configuration- Two (2) MW Caterpillar side A and Two (2) MW Caterpillar side B
  • On-site fuel capacity for 72 hours run time at full load
  • Redundant 48,000 Galllon tanks onsite, Priority refueling from diverse supplies & facility exemption from emergency power


  • Raised floor cold air plenum supply; return air plenum
  • 770 tons per Data Hall cooling capacity
  • Liebert, Pump refrigerant DSE
  • Concurrently Maintainable, A &B systems


  • Uptime Tier III certification of Constructed Facility
  • Pursuing SOC 1 (SSAE18/ISAE3402) Type 2 & SOC 2 Type 2 attestation reports
  • K-Rated fence around entire campus perimeter
  • Man trap with badge, PIN & biometric access
  • Anti-Intrusion System
  • Closed-circuit TV with recordings kept for 90 days
  • Customized security available
  • Biometric Scanners & Badge access
fire protection


  • Multi-zone fire protection
  • Pre-action systems, multi-stage, zoned & localized dry pipe


  • 50+ unique networks in the Cologix-controlled Meet-Me-Room
  • Network neutral facility with 16+ fiber entrances
  • Managed BGP IP (IPv4 & IPv6); multi-carrier blend with quad-redundant routers & Cologix provided customer AS numbers & IP space
  • Most densely connected interconnect site in the region including dark fiber network access
  • Connected to the Columbus FiberNet system plus fiber feeds reaching all 88 Ohio counties
  • Metro area dark fiber available


  • Uptime Tier III certification of Constructed Facility
  • Pursuing SSAE 16 SOC 1 & SOC 2 Type 2 certificates


  • 24/7 access to local engineers & support teams
  • Access to self-service online customer care portal
  • All environmental & power monitored 24/7 via Cologix Command DCIM
  • Customer alerts when nearing power capacity to ensure business continuity
  • 24x7x365 Network Operations Center (NOC) available by phone or e‐mail