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Cologix and Console Connect expand partnership into Canada with first ever PoP in Montréal

13th December 2021November 29th, 2023

DENVER – December 13, 2021 – Cologix, North America’s leading network-neutral interconnection and hyperscale edge data centre company, and Console Connect  announced today that the Console Connect Software Defined Interconnection® platform is now available at Cologix’s MTL7 data centre in Montréal through a new Point of Presence (PoP).

Through its partnership with Cologix, Console Connect is increasing its interconnection footprint across Canada, with availability of the automated platform to Cologix’s customers across all 20 Canadian data centre locations. The partnership enables Cologix’s Canadian customers to directly connect to the Console Connect Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform, providing on-demand access to international connectivity across the Console Connect fabric to more than 650 data centres in over 50 countries.

With Console Connect, Cologix Canadian clients can automate connectivity at the network edge to their customers, partners and employees around the world. Cologix’s Canadian customers can experience the flexibility and speed of on-demand, private connectivity using the Console Connect self-service portal – bringing them instant and direct access to major cloud platforms, as well as direct links to 20 data centre locations across Canada.

The platform supports the growing cloud connectivity requirements of enterprises in Canada. Using either the secure Console Connect web portal or its API, Cologix Canadian customers can quote, order, deliver and manage their network connections to leading cloud platforms including Amazon Web Services®,  Alibaba Cloud,  Google Cloud Interconnect,  IBM CloudMicrosoft® Azure ExpressRoute and many others.

Michael Glynn, Vice President of Digital Automated Innovation, said, “Console Connect is expanding its presence and reach across North America, enabling more buisneses in the region to access and experience our on-demand networking services. I am pleased to welcome Cologix to the Console Connect ecosystem, while growing the availability of our platform in Canada with our first PoP in Montréal.”

“We are delighted to partner with Console Connect to extend their reach across Canada,” said Laura Ortman, Cologix’s President & Chief Revenue Officer. “We welcome Console Connect as a new platform to our MTL7 facility and look forward to working together to enable our customers to connect to the cloud globally and support international business growth in Canada with greater access to carriers and customers.”

Key Facts

  • Console Connect platform provides on-demand access to international connectivity to more than 650 data centres in over 50 countries
  • Console Connect offers direct access to a large ecosystem of local and global cloud, SaaS, IX and IoT providers. Through the platform’s MeetingPlace feature, users can order and provision partner services, such as remote peering, colocation, SaaS and business applications, as well as access a range of home-grown features and solutions.
  • Organisations can access over 100 networks with low latency connectivity using the Meet-Me-Room at Cologix’s MTL7 facility, powered by high-count, diverse, scalable fibre. The facility provides direct access to Cologix’s network-dense ecosystem with 200+ Canadian-based networks and almost 600 networks across Cologix’s footprint
  • MTL7’s uniquely efficient design facilitates rapid power deployments, with cutting-edge technology including hot aisle containment and modular in-row cooling
  • Eco-friendly renewable green energy facility
  • Cologix offers 11 data centers in Montreal with direct onramps to such cloud services as Amazon Web Services® Direct Connect, Google Cloud Interconnect, Microsoft® Azure ExpressRoute, IBM Cloud and Oracle FastConnect.

Through the Cologix Platform, customers have access to the company’s North American ecosystem including four cloud gateways in Ashburn, VA, Columbus, OH, Montréal, QC and Silicon Valley, CA. The Cologix Platform offers a robust ecosystem of 1600+ customers and 29 direct onramps to all major public clouds.