Zayo enhances colocation, fiber network in Miami

Zayo has turned its attention to the Miami market as its latest expansion target as its subsidiary zColo builds out a new colocation facility in Digital Realty Trust's (DRT) data center, located at 36 NE 2 St. in downtown Miami, and a new metro fiber network that will connect the new location.

As part of the investment in Miami, Zayo will build a high-count fiber ring to connect the DRT data center to the NAP of the Americas at 50 NE 9 St.

zColo will occupy 24,000 square feet of colocation space on the 7th floor of the DRT building, supporting up to 4 megawatts of utility power with a fully redundant (N+1) power and cooling infrastructure.

This new location in Miami builds on zColo's expansions in the Seattle, Austin, Phoenix and Chicago markets.

At the DRT facility, zColo will be able to provide diverse in-building access to 15 major carriers and a virtual presence in the NAP of the Americas data center via Zayo's metro-interconnect dark fiber solution. Customers that are present at this location will be able to get access to Zayo's entire set of services, including dark fiber, wavelengths, Ethernet, SONET, IP, and professional services.

Zayo's expansion in Miami caps off an ongoing effort to expand long haul connectivity in the southeast United States, which includes bringing Richmond, Raleigh, Tampa and Orlando onto the Zayo network and providing diverse connectivity into Miami.

Being a major entry point into Latin America, the network investment in Miami will also support connectivity with major providers that are supporting the data demands of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 XXXI Olympic Summer Games, both of which will take place in Brazil.

But Latin America connectivity is just one part of the broader set of connection capabilities Zayo will enable with this investment.

Greg Friedman, vice president of zColo, said in a release that " this new investment allows regional customers to access our US and European fiber network."

For more:
- see the release

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