Cologix has revealed some big plans for its Columbus data center footprint. The data center and interconnection specialist is going to be building a new data center on its campus in the Ohio capital that will triple its square footage there.
Cologix first entered Columbus via the inorganic route with the purchase of DataCenter.BZ and its facility at 555 Scherers Court a little over two years ago. Given that they then followed up soon thereafter by acquiring 3 acres adjacent to the property, an expansion was clearly something they had in mind from the beginning.
This new facility will bring some 160,000 square feet and 18 megawatts of power to the company's footprint. It will cost them upwards of $130M and employ some 128 local trade jobs during the construction period over the next year or so. Columbus is not a data center mecca, and thus Cologix is clearly looking to cement its position in the city's infrastructure market as the network edge continues to get more and more attention.
I had been expecting Cologix to make some sort of move, though I was thinking it would be of the inorganic variety. But this expansion will, I think, be the company's most substantial individual organic move since its inception, and will keep them busy enough for a while. Parallel Technologies and Kraus Anderson will be helping out with the construction itself.
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