Cologix’s Lakeland Data Center Outshines Top Tampa Providers To Support Tampa’s Leading Law Firm

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Cologix, Florida’s leading network neutral data center provider, announced today that Hill Ward Henderson,  an internationally recognized law firm headquartered in downtown Tampa, has chosen Cologix’s Lakeland data center to support their 100+ lawyers with network performance, stability and availability. 

Hill Ward Henderson rigorously evaluated the top five colocation providers in Central Florida, finding Cologix’s Lakeland data center combines the newest concurrently maintainable facility with the highest elevation in the region. The power enhancements also stood out from competitors, with truly isolated and separate A/B power distribution paths. The data center was the only facility to feature dual entrance carrier fiber access as well as secondary roof protection. Additionally, Cologix’s LAK 1 data center was one of few to offer business continuity space.

“We were impressed with Cologix’s hardened data center that was built in 2013 offering category 5 hurricane protection combined with exceptional technical advantages with the very latest technologies.   We conducted extensive due diligence comparing all the key criteria against the top data center providers in the Tampa and central Florida areas, and Cologix stood out,” said Hill Ward Henderson Director of Information Technology Clint VanWinkle. “We were impressed with the elevation and location of the center, and that it offered diverse fuel sources from two of Lakeland Electric’s power grids.  Choosing Cologix also means a tremendous savings, which we quantified at approximately $250,000 over a 60-month period.”

The Hill Ward Henderson legal team saves time and resources in the Cologix Lakeland facility by avoiding downtime related to power outages, environmental issues, inclement weather, and other challenges that are common when maintaining primary IT infrastructure on-premises.  The firm’s attorneys enjoy a better remote access experience, which improves Hill Ward Henderson’s overall IT system performance. 

“It is very gratifying to support a renowned law firm like Hill Ward Henderson as their primary IT site,” said Cologix Vice President and Florida General Manager Doug Recker. “This is the latest example of a growing number of preeminent law firms who have selected the Cologix platform across North America.  We are pleased that our efforts and investments specifically in Lakeland are reinforced by Hill Ward Henderson.”

Lakeland’s central location between Tampa and Orlando at an elevation approximately 20 stories above sea level makes it a natural location for primary or secondary IT sites for enterprises in Orlando, Miami and the entire Tampa Bay area.  Cologix’s SSAE 16 Type 2 certified Lakeland data center offers disaster recovery and colocation services, 24/7 guards and state-of-the-art security, redundant power systems, and a robust fiber network optimized for performance and speed.

About Cologix Inc.
Cologix Inc. is a network-neutral interconnection and colocation data center company headquartered in Denver. Cologix provides scalable interconnection services and secure, reliable colocation services. Cologix operates densely connected, strategically located facilities in Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Minneapolis, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. With more than 350 network choices and 20 prime interconnection locations, Cologix currently serves over 850 carrier, managed services, cloud, media, content, financial services and enterprise customers. The company’s experienced local service teams are committed to providing its customers the highest standard of local customer support. To arrange a tour of the center closest to you, contact us at Follow Cologix on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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