Data Center Spotlight: Columbus, OH

Welcome COL3 to Cologix, Columbus

If you haven’t heard the news already, Cologix launched its third neutral data center in Columbus, Ohio. It’s the largest in the region and was designed with the most sophisticated cloud providers and enterprises in mind.

This strategic facility is 160,000 square feet and18+ MWon a nine-acre campus.It’s network neutral – which means organizations have a choice from more than 50 network carriers and more than 30 public, private and hybrid cloud service providers.

Why is Columbus, Ohio such an important data center market?

The city of Columbus is not only at the heart of Ohio but at the heart of the Midwest. It enables easy access to a robust geographic network and is at the center of the Golden Triangle. In fact, Columbus is in close proximity to more people than any other major city: 47% of the U.S. population is within a 10-hour drive.

There’s good climate, low chance of a natural disasterand clean power. Andin terms of connectivity, Columbus offers fiber network cross roads and is a key cloud hub for organizations like yours. This facility features 100% Uptime SLA and four separate 5MW data halls thatcan be 2N or N+1. It’salsoa secure campus with on-site disaster recovery capabilities.

You can see why we’re so excited about it. It’s why we’ve made this facility state-of-the-art with robust interconnectivity and security features.

Tier III Certification

The Uptime Institute has awarded the new COL3 data center a Tier III Certification of Constructed Facility. What does this mean and why does this matter to you?

  • The data center design meets the demands determined by the global parameter system and the norms of the Uptime Institute for Simultaneous Maintenance.
  • Demonstrated redundant delivery path with ability to isolate power& cooling components and perform planned maintenance without suspending the data center’s operations or impacting IT operations
  • Review of mechanical, structural, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, fuel pumps, networking, and more to ensure systems are built to the intended performance capacity, effectiveness, and reliability.
  • Live system demonstrations under real-world conditions, validating performance

Cologixhas designed the site with the most sophisticated cloud providers and enterprises in mind. That way, you can have access to the best of the best interconnectivity services. It’s actually on the only Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect node in the region.

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