Cologix Adds Fourth Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Access Gateway in Canada

Expansion adds new gateway to Montreal and increases ExpressRoute capacity in Toronto

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Montreal, Canada. Cologix adds a fourth Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute access gateway in Canada.

DENVER, Nov. 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cologixthe North American leader in neutral interconnects and hyperscale digital edge data centers, today announced the addition of a fourth Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute access gateway in Canada and additional capacity at the gateway. ExpressRoute access system in its TOR1 digital edge data center with speeds of up to 100 Gbps.

“We are pleased to expand our collaboration with Microsoft in key markets across Canada,” said Chris Heinrich, Chief Revenue Officer of Cologix. “This continued growth gives our customers better access to the private connections, optimized speed and reliability of Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, one of the largest cloud service providers in the world. »

The latest expansion adds an Azure ExpressRoute access gateway to Cologix’s MTL7 digital edge data center in downtown Montreal. This facility is connected to Montreal’s main carrier hotel in Cologix’s MTL3 digital edge data center via a multitude of dark fibers and to 10 additional Cologix Montreal data centers in the metropolitan area. Additionally, capacity has been increased to the current Azure ExpressRoute access gateway at Cologix’s TOR1 digital edge data center located at 151 Front Street in Toronto, the largest carrier hotel in Canada.

Cologix now has ExpressRoute access gateways, which support private connections to Azure, Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Dynamics 365, in four Cologix data centers located in Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto. In addition to these new additional access gateways, in Montreal and Toronto, Cologix has existing ExpressRoute access gateways at a second Montreal location, at its MTL3 digital edge data center and at its edge data center digital VAN1 located in Vancouver’s main carrier hotel.

Sudha Mahajan, Partner, Product Management at Microsoft, said the company is excited to partner with Cologix to provide end-user services at the digital edge. “In today’s world of multi-cloud strategies, we understand the importance of providing businesses with fast data access and portability. We are pleased to continue this momentum with renowned interconnectivity providers like Cologix.

Customers can access Azure ExpressRoute through Cologix Access Marketplace for fast, secure, on-demand, software-enabled interconnection. The easy-to-use interconnect product allows customers to automatically connect to the cloud, carriers, and other providers across the enterprise’s vast ecosystem. Cologix Access Marketplace is rapidly expanding to showcase the company’s portfolio of interconnect partners, including more than 700 networks, 350 cloud service providers, and 30 North American access gateways that make up Cologix’s robust ecosystem.

Azure ExpressRoute offers key benefits for businesses looking to build hybrid cloud environments, including:

  • Private connections that bypass the public internet
  • Reduced latency by taking the shortest path to Azure
  • Predictability and optimized speed when using Azure ExpressRoute
  • Scalable, densely connected and customizable colocation opportunities

“By expanding the Cologix interconnect ecosystem with high-speed private hyperscale providers like Microsoft, we are giving our customers a strategic advantage as they continue to build and scale their cloud infrastructures at the digital edge,” said said Heinrich. “This is another example of how Cologix continues to improve interconnect options for our customers around the world. »

Who is Cologix Inc.?

Cologix offers data centers across North America providing environments that are both hyperscale and close to your customers. Cologix is ​​the hub for cloud providers, carriers and a host of partners who want to deploy their applications close to users across Canada and the U.S. Operating a growing number of state-of-the-art centers to meet your needs growth among cloud providers and offering a highly connected ecosystem, Cologix offers large-scale, custom-built data center solutions to accelerate customers’ digital transformation. For on-demand connectivity, scalability and control, Cologix Access Marketplace provides fast, reliable, self-service provisioning. For a tour of one of our data centers in Ashburn, Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Minneapolis, Montreal, New Jersey, Silicon Valley, Toronto or Vancouver, visit Cologix or email. Follow Cologix on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Media contact for Cologix:
Jaymie Scotto & Associates (JSA)

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