Zayo Group, EdgeConneX Bring Network Connectivity to Edge Data Centers
EdgeConneX, specializing in hosting solutions at the edge of the network, has signed a deal with international Bandwidth Infrastructure provider Zayo Group Holdings to deploy fiber to the EdgeConneX national footprint, providing dark fiber, wavelength and IP services for customers.
Through this deal, Zayo will build diverse entrances into six Edge Data Centers and provide diverse entrances to two additional facilities. Zayo fiber will become available to Edge Data Center customers in Atlanta, Las Vegas, Memphis, Nashville, Portland, Richmond, Salt Lake City and San Diego. These new markets will join both the Houston and Phoenix Edge Data Centers, which already offer Zayo connectivity. Customers can access pricing and place orders for connectivity to all of these Edge Data Centers through Tranzact, Zayo’s innovative shopping platform.
Zayo’s fiber-optic network will allow EdgeConneX customers to access dark fiber and Layer 2 connectivity through wavelengths, Ethernet and IP services at each Edge Data Center. Zayo customers will be able to connect to a common carrier interconnect facility in each market. Customers of EdgeConneX require data center locations nearest to the consumer and the bandwidth capability to serve much of the Internet’s content. This redundant, high-bandwidth solution provides a direct flow of traffic and faster transportation of bandwidth-intensive content.
“As digital content demand increases, content providers require more network capacity and reliable, scalable and secure fiber connectivity,” says John Real, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Zayo. “Combining our diverse fiber connectivity with EdgeConneX Edge Data Centers optimizes the customer experience and provides the connectivity that content providers demand.”
“With its deep fiber footprint and extensive interconnections to major eyeball networks across the globe, Zayo was a perfect choice for EdgeConneX,” adds Clint Heiden, Chief Commercial Officer at EdgeConneX. “Tapping into high-speed fiber connectivity enables EdgeConneX to fulfill dynamic content delivery demand and ensures that end-user content is delivered quickly and securely.”
EdgeConneX specializes in providing purpose-built, power dense and edge of network Edge Data Centers and wireless solutions to enable the fastest delivery of content to consumers. EdgeConneX has created a new edge of the Internet by designing and deploying facilities that are strategically positioned nearest to network provider aggregation points, ensuring the lowest latency data delivery, with improved quality of service.
Zayo’s fiber-optic network extends more than 81,500 route miles across the United States and Europe, and connects to more than 16,000 on-net buildings, providing connectivity to the majority of data centers and carrier hotels in the U.S.