Cologix, Telia Carrier Expand Partnership in Western Canada

Cologix, a North American network-neutral interconnection and hyperscale edge data center company, has expanded its global reach by partnering with Telia Carrier, a global IP backbone, with a new point-of-presence (PoP) at Cologix’s VAN2 interconnection hub in Vancouver, Canada.

With Telia Carrier’s first PoP in Western Canada, Cologix and Telia Carrier customers will have low-latency access to Telia Carrier’s fiber backbone and connectivity.

“Partnering with Telia Carrier provides our customers with solutions to respond to soaring demand across Canada,” said Sean Maskell, Cologix President & General Manager for Canada. “We’ve seen significant customer demand for additional diversity and capacity, especially for businesses that need a direct local connection to cloud providers in Vancouver.”

Growing at an average 6 percent each year, Vancouver’s tech industry is evolving rapidly, drawing global attention and increased investment into key sectors such as AI, Software as a Service (SaaS), social media, business intelligence, security, life sciences, FinTech and digital entertainment and interactive (DE&I). DE&I is used to describe one collective industry that includes various screen-based sectors such as visual effects and animation, film and TV production, video game development, VR and interactive media, all of which rely on a connected and robust infrastructure to create quality content.

Businesses in Vancouver can take advantage of Telia Carrier’s global backbone, AS1299, as well as the local availability of its high-speed IP transit, cloud connect, DDoS mitigation, Ethernet and IPX services for operators, content providers and enterprises.

As the amount of data being produced and consumed is growing at the edge, there is an increasing need to consolidate data stores nearby to give ready access to third party, cloud-enabled apps and analytics services. With more than 100 terabytes of active edge IP transit traffic globally and over 300 terabytes of deployed edge port capacity, Telia Carrier can provide the required capacity customers need “on demand” to support traffic bursts and high availability.

Cologix’s VAN2 data center provides hyper-efficient data center solutions and robust connectivity to more than 20 unique networks and direct access to the primary node for the Vancouver Internet Exchange (VANIX).