Zayo enhances on-demand London cloud presence with AWS connection agreement

Zayo has taken another move to enhance its standing in London's growing cloud market by adding Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect portfolio to its Quick Connect portfolio.

A key part of the Quick Connect feature, which is part of its Tranzact platform, is that customers can connect to the AWS cloud through secure, private connections that they can order from a web-based portal in an on-demand fashion. Trazact allows customers to view and select connectivity or cloud services that are available from its 70,000 locations or explore connectivity by data center.

Quick Connect is available to all of Zayo's existing Ethernet and IP/VPN customers and provides connectivity through its London AWS Direct Connect site, and U.S. sites in New York City, Los Angeles, San Jose, Seattle and Ashburn, Va.

Customers that want to order a direct connection to AWS can use the Quick Connection option by logging in and confirming the AWS location to connect and select the desired bandwidth. From there Zayo's team can make the right adjustments to enable the customer to reach AWS.

Zayo and Amazon are hardly strangers as the company has been an Amazon Partner Network (APN) Technology Partner and has offered direct connect to AWS since 2011.

Cloud services have become a growing priority for Zayo.

In addition to bolstering its cloud offerings by deepening its relationship with providers like Amazon, the service provider recently completed its purchase of Latisys, adding eight new facilities to Zayo's data center strategic product group, zColo, while increasing Zayo's billable data center space to 503,000 square feet.

The service provider also realigned its top management team by tapping Chris Morley, Zayo's former president of sales, to head up its Lit Services segment, which will be renamed Zayo Cloud and Connectivity. 

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