Cologix has closed a transaction to acquire DataCenter.BZ in Columbus, Ohio.
DataCenter.BZ operates two enterprise-grade, network neutral data centers across 32,000 square feet of raised floor in a wholly-owned, purpose-built facility. The facility is the leading interconnect point in Ohio, where customers have access to 30 network choices and the OHIO-IX within the meet-me-rooms.
The acquisition is the eighth for Cologix since inception and adds a unique position in the fifteenth largest city in the United States to Cologix’s North American platform, which now supports more than 700 customers. The Columbus metro area is home to five Fortune 500 companies and was recently ranked in the top 10 friendliest cities to small business by Thumbtack and the Kaufman Foundation. The transaction includes five acres of land, all buildings and mission critical facilities, 100+ customers, significant metro conduit and dark fiber assets and in excess of $5 million of run rate EBITDA.
“We are proud to welcome the DataCenter.BZ Team and its customers to the Cologix platform,” said Grant van Rooyen, president and CEO at Cologix. “DataCenter.BZ is a truly unique blend of an interconnect hub and an enterprise grade data center designed to Tier IV standards with high touch local support. That, combined with Columbus’s growing recognition as a vibrant and dynamic market, gives us great confidence in the benefits this acquisition will yield for the Cologix platform. Gordon Scherer, Paul Keinath and Michael Scherer, along with their team, have designed and built a business of a truly remarkable quality and we are thrilled to be partnering with them to rapidly expand the opportunity in Columbus and surrounding areas. ”
The entire DataCenter.BZ team will remain with Cologix.
Cologix now operates network neutral data centers in Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Minneapolis, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.