A rendering of the VAN3 building slated for completion by Q2 2019. Image submitted.

Published: July 25th, 2018

Data centre colocation and network solution provider Cologix Inc. announced the development of a third data centre in Vancouver, bringing the company’s total across Canada to 11.

VAN3 is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2019, and according to Cologix, will deliver an additional 5 megawatts (MW) of power. Pre-sale opportunities are available now.

“There is significant demand in Vancouver as the western Canadian point for interconnection,” said Bill Fathers, chairman and CEO of Cologix, pointing to hyperscale cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and IBM Cloud. “Vancouver is an emerging global hub to meet the requirements for cloud and SaaS service providers expanding north and APAC hyperscalers expanding east as momentum for cloud capacity accelerates.”

Fathers also suggested the additional capacity will help post-productions film companies, gaming and other local enterprise customers support their hybrid-cloud infrastructures. Fathers took over the CEO role in June, replacing Grant van Rooyen. Before Cologix, Fathers was the executive vice-president of cloud services at VMware. Prior to VMware, he was the president of Savvis, a public data center and cloud infrastructure provider.

In addition to Vancouver – where Cologix delivers a total of 8 MW – Cologix has data centres in Toronto and Montreal.

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