Parallel Technologies to Design and Build Cologix’s Enterprise Grade Data Center in Minneapolis

Cologix MN Data Center

Eden Prairie, Minnesota – October 15, 2014 – Parallel Technologies, a data center and infrastructure design-build company, announced today it has been selected as the winning design-build technology infrastructure firm to double Cologix’s network neutral data center footprint in Minneapolis’s most connected building.

Cologix is Minneapolis’s largest neutral colocation provider. Their new data center will add 28,000 square feet to its leading position at the 511 11th Avenue building in downtown Minneapolis, where Cologix operates the Meet-Me-Room, facilitating access to more than 70 networks. Cologix has designed a fully concurrent maintainable facility, reinforcing its unique proposition to savvy enterprises looking for the combination of hyper reliability, carrier choice and rapid, easy access for their IT staff. The data center will be Cologix’s 21st across eight markets in the US and Canada.

“We are honored to be selected as Cologix’s design-build partner for the Minneapolis expansion,” states Dale Klein, CEO of Parallel Technologies. “Our integrated data center design-build model combined with technology infrastructure expertise continues to be our biggest differentiator. Data centers are very complex environments requiring integrated design-build process to minimize risk.”

“The highest degree of technical expertise in data center construction is a pre-requisite for us when we select partners,” explains Grant van Rooyen, CEO of Cologix, Inc. “Parallel checked that box for us and won our business based on their engagement model, immediately partnering with us to understand the needs of our customers. We appreciate their flexibility and tight coordination thus far through the process and look forward to introducing the data center to Minneapolis in 1Q 2015.”

About Parallel Technologies:

Parallel Technologies, Inc. assesses, designs, builds and manages critical infrastructure for Data Center and Building clients. They work with clients to improve operational efficiencies and reliability while reducing business risk, costs, and energy. For more than 30 years Parallel Technologies has been working with clients providing infrastructure solutions for businesses and government entities. Parallel Technologies employs 115 engineers, technologists, and professionals to serve the Midwest marketplace. To learn more about Parallel Technologies, please visit www.ptnet.com.

About Cologix:

Cologix, Inc. is a network neutral interconnection and colocation company headquartered in Denver, Colorado, that provides massively scalable interconnection services and secure, reliable colocation services in densely connected, strategically located facilities in Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Minneapolis, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. With more than 350 unique network choices and twenty-one prime interconnection locations, Cologix currently serves over 850 carrier, managed services, cloud, media, content, financial services and enterprise customers. The company’s experienced team of communications infrastructure professionals is committed to providing its customers the highest standard of local customer support. For more information about Cologix, please visit the company’s website at www.cologix.com.

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Dale Klein

Dale Klein is the president and owner of Parallel Technologies. He has more than two decades of experience in technology and business leadership. He transformed Parallel Technologies from a cabling services company into a high-growth technology company by helping clients with their reliable data center and intelligent building strategies.