Cologix acquires Net Access, adds 700 new colocation customers

Cologix is acquiring Net Access, a northern New Jersey colocation provider, adding over 700 new customers.

Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed and Cologix said it will not comment on it until it closes.  

With this acquisition, Cologix will gain over 200,000 square feet of colocation spread across three facilities in Northern New Jersey.

Each of the Net Access data center facilities are located nearly 30 miles outside of New York City and are connected via a dark fiber network that also has extension to other carrier hotels.

As its tenth acquisition, Cologix said the Net Access purchase will enable it to address the New Jersey market and provide an alternative to colocation options in New York City.

Similar to earlier acquisitions it has made of other data center providers like Colo5, the focus of Net Access to bolster its portfolio with providers that focus on what it says are "unique, growing markets that offer alternatives to legacy data center hubs like New York or Chicago."

Upon completing this deal, Cologix will gain over 700 customers that range from small businesses to Fortune 1000 brands, spanning Healthcare, Financial, Enterprise, IT/Hosting and Telecom verticals. 

It will also support a total of over 1,600 customers across its North American data center platform, which will include 700,000 square feet across 24 data centers in nine markets. Cologix will operate network neutral data centers in Columbus, Ohio, Dallas, Jacksonville, Fla., Lakeland, Fla., Minneapolis, Montreal, northern New Jersey, Toronto and Vancouver. 

Cologix's move represents the rapidly consolidating and changing data center market segment. Through its various acquisitions including Net Access, Colo5 and DataCenter.BZ, it has gained access to a number of new markets.  

While providers like Cologix have done well in secondary markets and have maintained their focus on providing colocation and neutral connectivity, others like Windstream have decided to opt out of the market. The telco recently announced it would sell its data center business to TierPoint.

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