Webscale Cloud provider selects Zayo for metro dark fibre network in Chicago

Created February 27, 2017
Applications and Research

A global webscale Cloud provider has selected Zayo Group Holdings (“Zayo”) for metro dark fibre in Chicago. The project will connect six data centre locations with 20 diverse segments totaling 280 strands across all segments, with up to 26 strands per segment. The solution is built on Zayo’s dense metro network in Chicago, with more than 90 percent of the solution leveraging in-place network.

Demand for cloud services continues to grow, with experts predicting that organisations will continue to shift their IT workloads and infrastructure to off-premise data centres. Approximately 60 percent of that infrastructure will operate in the cloud, according to the recent IDG Cloud Computing Survey. To make this distributed architecture work, cloud providers and customers both rely on high-bandwidth connectivity to transport workloads rapidly, reliably and securely.

“Zayo is well positioned to meet the needs of global cloud providers for connectivity, both within their enterprise and to business customers,” said Joe Stockhausen, VP, Dark Fibre Solutions, Central Region at Zayo. “Our fibre density, network diversity and ability to meet aggressive delivery requirements were differentiators that won us this deal.”

Zayo provides communications infrastructure services, including fibre and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud infrastructure to the world’s leading businesses. Customers include wireless and wireline carriers, media and content companies and finance, healthcare and other large enterprises. Zayo’s 115,400-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centres.

In addition to high-capacity dark fibre, wavelength, Ethernet and other connectivity solutions, Zayo offers colocation and cloud infrastructure in its carrier-neutral data centres. Zayo provides clients with flexible, customised solutions and self-service through Tranzact, an innovative online platform for managing and purchasing bandwidth and services.

For more information, visit zayo.com


This article was written
by Matthew Peach

Matthew Peach is a freelance technology journalist specialising in photonics and communications. He has previously worked for several business-to-business publishers, editing a range of high-tech magazines and websites.