Zayo's zColo lights up 5 new colocation centers

Zayo Colocation (zColo) is establishing colocation interconnection presence in five new markets, bringing the total number of operating locations to ten.

The provider currently operates 116,465 square feet of data center colocation space in its four markets: New York, Newark, Nashville and Los Angeles. With the completion of this latest expansion effort, zColo has added 46,404 new square feet of data center colocation space in another four markets, including Memphis, Tenn., Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, and Plymouth, Minn.

Customers that sign up for service at these new already up and running locations will be able to not only access Zayo Group's growing fiber networks that connect to over 4,000 locations, but also interconnection over 200 international and domestic carriers across its New York and New Jersey colocation facilities and traditional interconnection services (DS1, DS3, Ethernet and fiber/OCN).

The expansion of zColo's reach into these new markets complements its parent's ongoing fiber network expansion efforts in existing markets and through a series targeted acquisitions.

So what's next on zColo's radar? In 2011, one service zColo does want to capitalize on further are "Meet-Me-Room" services. Already operating as the main Meet-Me-Room service provider at 60 Hudson St. facility in New York, Meet-Me-Rooms allow customers to get access to all service providers in a building and interconnection opportunities with other customers via a cross-connect room.

Chris Morley, president of zColo said in a release that "we had great success with our current Meet-Me-Room environment and want to invest in building out similar infrastructure in our other facilities."

For more:
- see the release

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