Sunday, February 19, 2017


Canadian data centre campus gets AWS Direct Connect in hybrid cloud push



100,000 sqf group of data centres link to AWS set to foster public cloud adoption in the country.

A campus of seven data centres in Montreal, Canada, has today announced it will start offering access to Amazon’s AWS Direct Connect as companies search for hybrid cloud environments.

The data centres account to nearly 100,000 sqf of hosting floor and are operated by Cologix, the link to the AWS Cloud is said to improve performance and reduce costs compared to onramps via the public Internet.

This deployment will reside at Cologix’s data centre at 1250 Rene Levesque, where more than 90 network service providers are available.

In addition, customers across Cologix’s six other Montreal data centres will have access to the Direct Connect service via Cologix’s Metro Connect solution.

AWS customers will also be able to access AWS Canada (Central) Region via AWS Direct Connect located at Cologix’s 30,000 sqf MTL3 data centre.

Montreal is not Cologix’s only AWS Direct Connect hub. The company also offer connectivity to AWS Cloud in New Jersey and Dallas in the US East (Virginia) Region.

Grant van Rooyen, president and CEO of Cologix, said”The AWS Direct Connect node in Montreal represents a huge win for Canadian cloud customers interested in data sovereignty.

“We look forward to delivering in-market, low latency, highly secure connections to AWS that are easy to deploy.”

Cologix operates a total of 24 data centres in the US and Canada, across nine regions including Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Minneapolis, Montreal, New Jersey, Toronto and Vancouver.

Together, the data centres account to more than 700,000 dqf and 10,000 network neutral interconnections.

The company also has 450 network service providers and over 200 cloud providers at its sites.

Cologix serves over 1,600 network, managed services, cloud, media, content, financial services and enterprise customers.