MOX Expands Connectivity Across North America Within Cologix Data Centers
Currently connected in Cologix Minneapolis data centers, MOX now offers new lit services over fiber from Chicago to Seattle
MOX Networks, LLC, a leading fiber-optic network specialist, and Cologix, a network-neutral interconnection, ecosystem, and hyperscale edge data center company, announced a new partnership today aimed at expanding connectivity solutions for their customers across North America. Currently connected to the Cologix Minneapolis data centers, MOX is now offering 1G, 10G, and 100G capacity services to all Cologix customers, with the ability to extend service to several Chicago area data centers and the Seattle metro area.
MOX and Cologix partner to offer 1G, 10G, and 100G capacity services to all Cologix customers in their Minneapolis data centers.
MOX has also deployed fiber connectivity from the Cologix Columbus data center, which will be available by the end of Q3. From this location, MOX’s dark fiber connectivity will extend to Ashburn, VA through its exclusive new Columbus to Ashburn route, the first of its kind available through West Virginia. Announced in January, the new Columbus to Ashburn route provides the opportunity to immediately support large bandwidth requirements from the region’s largest content, cloud, and hyperscale companies.
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“Our customers are constantly experiencing the increase of sophisticated user demands for network and connectivity solutions that deliver faster and more reliable data connections across our data centers,” states Laura Ortman, President & CRO, Cologix. “By tapping into the MOX fiber network, our customers have access to the latest highest performance connectivity solutions across major US markets, in particular in the Columbus data center market.”
Cologix Columbus is one of the largest and most advanced data center campuses in the Midwest. Their purpose-built, Tier III Certified facilities are designed for enterprises and large companies that need critical power with 100% uptime, robust connectivity to more than 50 onsite carriers, and a rich ecosystem of major cloud providers including AWS US East (Ohio).
“When deciding how to best expand our data center connectivity relationships across North America, Cologix was an ideal partner because they are positioned in key locations along our network paths. Offering new dark fiber from Cologix Columbus data centers opens infinite opportunities for Cologix customers to access the newest, high-quality connectivity through West Virginia, down to Ashburn, VA,” comments Justin Melnikoff, President and COO, MOX. “Our experience in Cologix Minneapolis demonstrated that our network perfectly supports Cologix customer needs for purpose-built, resilient connectivity options. We are positioned to deliver complex solutions for customers in the cloud, application, gaming, and content spaces, with custom network and connectivity scenarios, improved performance, and cost management.”
Founded in 2013 and privately owned by Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, the founder of NantWorks, a network of health and technology companies, MOX was created to build the network that would “converge ultra-low power semiconductor technology, supercomputing, secure advanced networks, and augmented intelligence to transform how we work, play, and live.” Under Melnikoff’s leadership, MOX has built and delivered unique, high capacity network infrastructure across North America and Japan.
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