Cogent’s Minneapolis data center is located at 250 Marquette Avenue. The facility provides anti static raised floor for colocation to supply fresh air to cabinets and infrastructure. Network and power cabling are installed and grounded in the raised floor in pre-installed runs for easy management. The Minneapolis colocation products include 10 Mbps colo, 100 Mbps colo, 1000 Mbps colo, 10000 Mbps colo, and Cogent utility computing. The data center has video camera surveillance with motion deduction and capturing, and access to the data center resources are granted through magnetic card readers. The IT infrastructure and communication equipment is connected to the AC and DC power supply via junction boxes situated under the raised floor. Power failure is protected by the UPS system which are able to provide the backup supply upto 4 hours and it took only 15 seconds delay to transfer all the load to auto started diesel generator on power failure. Air conditioning and humidity control is provided via the raised flooring with the leakage monitoring system that monitors water-bearing pipes and the air-conditioning systems. Fire alarm systems with early warning integration, fire walls, hand-held fire extinguishers with a CO2 filling according fire, and automatic fire extinguishing equipment including Gas Suppression system is installed in the data center.
The Internet access is dedicated, non oversubscribed and backed by one of best SLA available. Cogent provides On-Net internet access to more than 1920 building directly connected to company’s IP backbone where fiber optics physically runs through the buildings. Cogent provides off-Net internet access to more than 180 markets. Off-Net traffic runs over Cogent networks, but a Telco tail circuit connects the customer’s to Cogent IP backbones. IP’s Transit services are powered by the interconnected network and offers high quality, scalability, and affordable bandwidth. The IP transit IP Transit service runs over Cogent worldwide tier I, IPv6 enabled, optical IP network with over 57,000 route miles (91,700 km) of long-haul fiber and more than 27,100 miles (43.600 km) of metropolitan fiber. Cogent’s Autonomous System AS174 has direct connectivity to more than 4,660 AS networks around the world and over 33,400 Gbps internetworking capacity. Ethernet point to point solutions allow private connections to be built between any two points of network with MPLS enabled IP backbone. Customer Support Engineers are available 24x7x365 and answer calls in less than 25 seconds. Local support and online account management provide individual assistance and any time access, regardless of time zone.
Cogent Communications, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is based in Washington, District Of Columbia. Cogent is a multinational Tier 1 Internet Service Provider consistently ranked as one of the top five networks in the world. Cogent is delivering high quality Internet, Ethernet and Colocation services to over 37,000 Enterprise and net centric customers. Cogent serves over 180 markets in 37 countries across its facilities-based, all-optical IP network and serves small and medium-sized businesses, communications service providers, and other bandwidth-intensive organizations. Cogent operates 43 data centers in North America and Europe, 25 of which are located in the United States. Cogent is a public company trading on the NASDAQ under the symbol CCOI.
Minneapolis, MN 55401