Carrier-neutral edge data center provider Cologix, has just announced it plans to extend its footprint in Columbus, Ohio; with the addition of a new 40MW data center site.

Codenamed COL4, the new data center site is expected to bring Cologix’s total planned capacity in Columbus to approximately 70MW. The company however, has a 5year plan to deploy over 200MW of total capacity in the Columbus market.

“We have seen a surge in demand for our existing facilities that includes a 32 MW hyperscale edge facility built less than 2 years ago. In response to accelerated demand of cloud connectivity at the edge, Columbus is a priority to expand our hyperscale edge footprint. The market has been bolstered by Google Cloud, AWS and Facebook deploying major footprints in the area,” said Bill Fathers, CEO of Cologix.

As announced, the acquired land parcel is proximate to Cologix’s Columbus campus, located at the corner of Alta View Blvd and Worthington Wood Blvd with a plan of offering over 250,000 square feet of total space, including approximately 117,000 square feet of raised floor space across six data center halls.

The new hyperscale edge data center COL4, is designed to be a Tier III facility with 2N power and N+1 cooling. In addition, the new facility will include diverse Meet-Me-Room (MMR), with dual diverse paths serving as a directly link to COL1, COL2 & COL3 campus MMRs.

“This land acquisition is in direct response to our customer needs in Columbus and supports Cologix’s growth strategy to build an additional, cloud-first data center directly adjacent to our existing cloud campus in Columbus,” said Matt Spencer, Cologix’s CTO.

“It makes sense for us to build another hybrid, build-to-suit interconnection hub, offering a cost effective, ultra-low latency facility for cloud providers and carriers to support digital infrastructures at the network edge.”

Alongside this announcement, Cologix mentioned that it is adding direct connectivity to Google Cloud at its COL2 and COL3 data centers through a new Google Cloud Interconnect (GCI) onramp which is expected to enable customers connect on premise infrastructure with the cloud.