Cologix Keeps Growing at the Dallas InfoMart

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The distinctive facade of the INFOMART, where colocation provider Cologix now operates 40,000 square feet of data center space. (Photo: Cologix)

Dallas is one of those markets where we see providers expand their infrastructure multiple times as their business grows. That’s the case for colo and interconnection provider Cologix, which today announced the addition of 12,000 feet of data center at the Dallas INFOMART, the major carrier hotel on Stemmons Freeway.

The new data hall will create room for more than 300 new cabinets and is scheduled to be ready for service in the third quarter of this year. The expansion gives Cologix a total of 40,000 square feet of space at the INFOMART.

“This expansion reflects our commitment to the Dallas market and responds to the demand we see from our current and potential Dallas customers,” said Grant van Rooyen, Chief Executive Officer of Cologix. “Networks continue to demand space in our Dallas facility to meet bandwidth requirements and our non-network customers appreciate the broad range of cost-effective network choices we offer.”

The new data center features hot-aisle containment and in-row cooling to ensure the critical support systems are at the highest standard in efficiency.

Cologix bought its first data center at the INFOMART in late 2010 from NaviSite, a has since assembled a footprint of nine facilities in the United States and Canada. The company is backed by investors including Columbia Capital, Greenspring Associates and vR Equity Partners.

The Dallas INFOMART is a 1.2 million square foot technology hub with tenants including SoftLayer, ViaWest and Equinix, as well as network providers including MCI, Allegiance Telecom and Level 3. The Infomart was built by Trammell Crow in 1985, and was initially envisioned as a hub for computer industry trade shows. The building’s glass facade was designed to be a replica of the Crystal Palace, built in London in 1851 as part of the first World’s Fair.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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