Cologix Expanding Data Center Campus In The Columbus Region, Investing More Than $150 Million
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Cologix Expanding Data Center Campus In The Columbus Region, Investing More Than $150 Million

By CIOReview | Thursday, September 15, 2022

Columbus, Ohio — Cologix, Inc., North America’s leading network-neutral interconnection and hyperscale edge data center company, today announced its second investment in the Columbus Region with a more than $150 million expansion to its existing campus, pending local approvals. The company plans to create an additional 15 jobs in the Region, once construction is complete. The expansion at its existing Worthington Woods Boulevard campus will include a newly built data center, adding 36MW of power to its total capacity in the Region that enables Cologix to meet the surge in demand for cloud connectivity. The investment will support building and infrastructure costs while enabling Cologix to purchase new machines and equipment for the largest network-neutral data center campus in Columbus. The new facility marks Cologix’s second major investment in its local operations and will bring its total headcount to 39 employees in the Region.

“We are excited to finalize our second, multimillion-dollar investment in the Columbus Region, a priority market for our hyperscale growth,” said Cologix President and Chief Revenue Officer Laura Ortman. “We are expanding our powerful capabilities to better serve our new and existing customers in Columbus and across the Midwest.” 

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Cologix was founded in 2010 and has 40 data centers across 11 strategic edge markets in North America – three of which are located in Columbus due to the Region’s many advantages, including its central location as well as its existing security and connectivity infrastructure. With a growing portfolio of ScalelogixSM and digital edge facilities that provide deep connectivity capabilities, Cologix offers massive scale and tailor-made data center solutions to accelerate its customers’ digital transformation at the edge.  

“We welcome the growth of our existing data center operators and are proud to be a key location for technological advancements in the U.S.” said Andrew J. Ginther, Mayor of Columbus. “Columbus has long been a vital player in the technology sector, and we’re excited to have one of America’s leading data center companies recognize the talent and opportunities in the Region.”

The Columbus Region continues to be a desirable location for advanced computing with more than 50 data center operations. The Region’s reliable infrastructure, including long-haul fiber, dependable electric service and water and land access, provides all the necessary resources for data centers and advanced computing development. The City of Columbus is located in Franklin County, which is home to an estimated 1,323,807 residents.

“Cologix’s expansion in another data center brings a state-of-the-art facility to the Columbus Region and continues Ohio’s strong momentum of attracting advanced technology here,” said J.P. Nauseef, president and CEO of JobsOhio. “Every rapidly growing industry relies on data speed and capacity to grow their business, and Cologix’s investment builds even more of that critical infrastructure here in Ohio.”