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Comcast Business signs colocation deal with Cologix

Tue, 08/13/2013 - 12:30pm
Mike Robuck

Cologix announced today that Comcast Business has signed up to use its data center in downtown Minneapolis in order to better prevision its business services portfolio.

The deal makes Comcast Business a preferred partner with Cologix and helps the cable operator’s business unit support its enterprise customers’ colocation needs. Financial terms of the agreement weren’t released.

“Minneapolis is a thriving enterprise market where we see strong demand for high capacity bandwidth services,” stated Chris Lyons, vice president of Comcast Business-Twin Cities. “As our business portfolio evolves, our customers are increasingly interested in colocation as part of their overall solution. Our relationship with Cologix enables us to address more customer opportunities with the confidence that their infrastructure will be well supported.”

The Comcast Business Ethernet suite includes point-to-point and multi-point Ethernet services with the capacity to deliver cloud computing, software-as-a-service, business continuity/disaster recovery and other bandwidth-intensive applications. Comcast’s fiber footprint spans 29 regional networks in 39 states and includes an enhanced fiber optic network, with more than 145,000 miles of fiber.

“As a carrier-neutral provider it is important for us to offer our customers access to a robust community of network solution providers, and Comcast Business is an important provider in the Minneapolis market,” stated Mike Hemphill, general manager, Cologix Minneapolis. “We appreciate their trust in supporting their customers and look forward to expanding the relationship going forward.”

In addition to a carrier ecosystem, which includes more than 80 national, regional and local networks, the Cologix’s data center supports media, cloud, financial, education and government communities as well as direct access to the Midwest Internet Cooperative Exchange (MICE.)

During its second quarter earnings report last month, Comcast said its business services revenue increased 26.4 percent. 

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