GTT expands network to Cologix Columbus regional cloud hub

GTT expands network to Cologix Columbus regional cloud hub

Cologix, a network and cloud neutral interconnection and data centre company, has announced that GTT Communications, a global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, has chosen COL3, a hyperscale edge data centre in Columbus, Ohio, as the location of a new point-of-presence (PoP) on its global network.

GTT’s global Tier 1 IP network, ranked among the largest in the world, is composed of more than 550 PoPs on six continents. COL3 is the largest neutral data centre in the region and showcases the robust power and connectivity profile that Cologix delivers.

“This network expansion supports growing enterprise demand for our comprehensive suite of cloud networking services,” stated Steve Hammons, VP Sales at GTT.  

“With many Fortune 1000 companies in the Columbus metro area, COL3 is an important addition to our global footprint to serve client requirements for secure, high-performance connectivity from any location around the world to every application in the cloud.”

Operating three data centres in Columbus, COL1, COL2 and COL3, Cologix offers the most connected data centre campus in Ohio. Through its Meet-Me-Rooms, Cologix enables connectivity to more than 50 network service providers, which will now include GTT, and more than 20 cloud service providers. This includes access to the AWS Direct Connect node, providing enterprises with low latency access to the AWS U.S. East 2 region.

“Organisations rely on cloud connectivity to accelerate application and service delivery, and we are pleased to have added GTT’s vast network connectivity footprint to our ecosystem,” said Bill Fathers, chairman and CEO, Cologix.

“COL3 delivers the right balance of power, connectivity and computing options for companies looking to scale essential enterprise applications delivered through the cloud. These companies can now leverage GTT’s Tier 1 global network and comprehensive suite of cloud networking services through COL3 and we look forward to supporting their success.”