Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Zayo data centre fleet tops 42 sites

Company keeps up with its monthly acquisition stream as it snaps up two more data centres in California.

Communications infrastructure provider Zayo Group Holdings has invested $12m in the acquisition of two Southern Californian data centres from KIO Networks.

The facilities based in San Diego include 100,000 sqf of space and 2MW of power, with availability for expansion.

Zayo said the acquisition of fostered by accelerated demand for data centre and interconnection services in San Diego, fuelled by customers in IT, healthcare and professional services.

The company said the San Diego facilities will provide interconnection and access to Zayo’s fiber backbone in California, which now encompasses more than 8,000 route miles.

Zayo’s fiber portfolio also connects to multiple landing stations providing subsea cable access up the California coast and to the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.

T.J. Karklins, senior vice president of Zayo’s zColo business segment, said: “California is an important hub of the global economy, and this acquisition further strengthens Zayo’s position as a leading infrastructure provider.

“We now have zColo data centers in all of California’s leading metros, creating a strong chain up the West Coast which extends to Seattle. Customers increasingly require solutions that require network connectivity, colocation and cloud infrastructure.”

The San Diego acquisition follows on from others carried out by the company in recent months.

One of the company’s largest was the $1.42bn acquisition of Phoenix-based infrastructure and telecom services provider Electric Lightwave back in March.

The investment gave Zayo an extra 8,100 miles of fiber which provides connectivity to more than 100 data centres on long haul fiber across 35 markets in the US.

Elsewhere, Zayo announced data centres in Santa Clara and Los Angeles in further multi-million Dollar investments.

Zayo has today 42 data centres across North America and Europe.