Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Now Live in Cologix's Montreal Data Centre

Cologix Provides Premium Connectivity for Companies Looking to Leverage Montreal's Growing Cloud Marketplace

MONTREAL, Jan. 10, 2017 /CNW/ -- Cologix, one of Canada's largest network neutral interconnection and data centre providers, announced today that Cologix Customers now have access to Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute in all seven of Cologix's data centres across Montreal. This ExpressRoute onramp represents the first deployment in Montreal for Microsoft. 

As an ExpressRoute partner, Cologix offers customers the ability to connect to ExpressRoute from Cologix's seven data centres throughout Montreal, supporting private connections to Azure, Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Dynamics 365. ExpressRoute provides key benefits to enterprises looking to build hybrid cloud environments, including:

  • Private connections that bypass the public Internet.
  • Lower latency by traversing the shortest path to the Microsoft Cloud.
  • Predictability and optimized speed when leveraging ExpressRoute.
  • Scalable, densely connected and customizable colocation opportunities.

"Montreal has quickly gained notoriety for having one of the most robust cloud ecosystems in North America, in part driven by high connectivity and low utility rates," explains Cologix chief operating officer Graham Williams.  "Microsoft's Azure cloud platform is a key element of that fabric and the launch of their ExpressRoute in Montreal provides valuable new options for businesses in Eastern Canada to future-proof their IT strategies with hybrid deployments. We look forward to our continued collaboration with Microsoft to facilitate private, high performance connections to the Microsoft Cloud."

Enabling access to ExpressRoute brings valuable depth to the Cologix Cloud Connect ecosystem, which provides end users with tools to optimize and future-proof their IT strategies through access to more private onramps to public clouds, more certified network partners to reach public clouds and more cloud service providers than competitors across Canada. Customers interested in accessing ExpressRoute services in Montreal or Toronto can contact Expressroute@cologix.com for more details. 

About Cologix, Inc.
Cologix provides reliable, secure, scalable data centre and interconnection solutions from 24 prime interconnection locations across 9 strategic North American edge markets. Over 1,600 leading network, managed services, cloud, media, content, financial services and enterprise customers trust Cologix to support their business critical infrastructure and connect them to customers, vendors and partners.  Our dedicated, experienced local teams and scalable solutions enable us to provide industry-leading customer service and the ability to successfully support customers at the Internet's new edge.  For a tour of one of our data centres in Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Minneapolis, Montreal, New Jersey, Toronto or Vancouver visit www.cologix.com or email sales@cologix.com. Follow Cologix on LinkedIn and Twitter.

 

SOURCE Cologix, Inc.

For further information: Julia Kendall, Cologix, Inc., julia.kendall@cologix.com, +1.720.940.2559, http://www.cologix.com


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