Zayo extends presence into the data center market with Green House Data agreement

Zayo Group's completion of a fiber build to Wyoming-based data center provider Green House Data illustrates how the data center business is fast becoming a new profitable target for wireline wholesale carriers.

Coupled with the fiber connection, Zayo is going to provide IP Transit service to Green House Data while enabling on-net connectivity to its 70 tenants from 24 states and 3 countries.

Claiming to be the state's first multi-tenant data center offering cloud hosting and colocation services, its agreement with Zayo shows how these providers need partners with a dense metro and long-haul fiber footprint to interconnect sites that traditionally have been islands.

But the story isn't just about connectivity alone. Green House will also make itself more valuable to its customer base by augmenting its suite of managed services (managed storage, dedicated infrastructure, disaster recovery and offsite backup) access to other services including Dark Fiber, Private Line, and Ethernet services.

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