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Data Centers in the Columbus Region

Crisscrossed by dark, lit and long-haul fiber optics, data center operators in the Columbus Region benefit from a robust fiber optic and electrical infrastructure, competitive power costs, low natural disaster risk and one of the nation’s best tax climates for data centers.

Secure and Cost-Effective Location

The Columbus Region is located at the center of Ohio, a state with no personal property, inventory or corporate income tax. Ohio offers sale tax exemption on data center equipment for projects exceeding $100 million in capital investment and $1.5 million in payroll.

Ohio is also an Electric Choice state, allowing businesses to choose their generation service from 20 different suppliers.

AEP operates its Network Operations Center—the largest network of transmission lines in the nation—from the Columbus Region.

Low risk of natural disaster

The Columbus Region is safely removed from major earthquake, hurricane, tornado and volcano zones—and its moderate climate with mild temperatures keeps cooling costs low.

A Connected Community

Miles of dark, lit and long-haul fiber optic cable connect more than 50 data centers across the Columbus Region, making this one of the most fiber-rich, high-tech areas in the nation.

The Columbus Region is also home to two important systems:
  • Columbus FiberNet (CFN): a metropolitan duct system for broadband service providers and companies that want to run their own fiber
  • OARnet: a dedicated, 100 gigabits per second statewide high-speed fiber optic network of more than 2,240 miles of fiber optic backbone serving Ohio’s government, major research institutions, medical centers and the Ohio Supercomputer Center

Powered in the Columbus Region

Dozens of corporations and service providers operate data centers throughout the Columbus Region.

Abercrombie & Fitch AEP Ohio Alliance Data Systems Corporation
Atos Origin, Inc. Amazon Web Services Bresco Broadband
Brown Enterprise Solutions LLC Cardinal Health, Inc. CenturyLink, Inc.
CeraNet Citynet Columbus cleverly + associates
Cogent Columbus Collabera Cologix, Inc.
Compass Datacenter ComResource Cott Systems, Inc.
Decision One Discover Financial Services eNet Inc.
Expedient Data Centers Fast PC Networks Fireproof
First Place Web Host Health Care DataWorks, Inc.  Huntington Bancshares Inc.
iBeam Solutions Information and Communication Services, Inc. Iron Mountain Incorporated
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Level3 Lightower
Logicalis, Inc. Metro Data Center Motorists Insurance
Nationwide OCLC (Online Computer Library Inc.) Ohio Supercomputer Center
OpenText Corporation PCM Racksquared LLC
SCG Services Data Center State Auto Financial Corporation thinkCSC
TJX Companies, Inc. Verizon Communications Inc. WeConnect
WOW! XLHost XO-Columbus Colocation Facility

Source: Columbus 2020


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