Zayo acquires Core NAP, expands data center footprint

Zayo has enhanced its data center footprint with an additional 15,000 square feet by acquiring Austin-based data center provider Core NAP for an undisclosed sum. The purchase increases Zayo's total data centers to 21.

Offered through its zColo subsidiary, the new data center will provide 8,250 square feet of colocation space, featuring private cages and cabinets, remote hands on-site for assistance and various transit points for new and existing customers in Central Texas.

Located at 7218 McNeil Drive in northwest Austin, Core NAP offers carrier-neutral colocation consisting of a dense enterprise footprint with over 220 customers and four major carrier options.

Zayo has been expanding its overall network footprint in the area, and the acquisition complements Zayo's expansion of its metro and long haul networks, over which it can provide various services such as dark fiber, optical wavelengths, Ethernet and IP-based services.

The CLEC has been very aggressive with expanding its on-net fiber footprint, including its connections into data centers. As of the end of its fiscal third quarter, Zayo had 11,100 on-net buildings with additional buildings under construction.

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