Zayo to supply dark fiber to IX Reach, connecting New York, New Jersey data centers

Zayo is supplying IX Reach, a wholesale carrier provider, a mix of colocation and dark fiber facilities connecting data centers in New York and New Jersey.

By working with Zayo, IX Reach will be able to provide its customers access to seven data center sites: 111 8thAvenue, 60 Hudson Street, 32 Avenue of the Americas, 85 10th Avenue, 325 Hudson in New York and 165 Halsey Street and 275 Hartz Way in New Jersey through two four-site New York dark fiber rings.

Being a symbiotic 15-year relationship, the agreement enables Zayo's customers to connect to IX Reach, which provides point-to-point connectivity into major global Internet exchange sites. Over the next two years, Zayo and IX Reach will expand the relationship to include additional colocation facilities to accommodate fluctuating customer needs.

For IX Reach, the agreement with Zayo is all about enabling its customers to expand their reach in the New York market and in other regions.

"Offering our customers ease of connectivity within key locations in the New York market is vital to us and we believe it will have an impact on our customers and their ability to do business in new geographies," said Stephen Wilcox, CEO of IX Reach, in a release. "We selected Zayo because of its combined dark fiber and colocation offering and flexible commercial approach."

Whether it's providing fiber connectivity to other major data centers or their own facilities, colocation has become a major focus area for Zayo.  

Besides New York and New Jersey, Zayo has been increasing its colocation reach in both the U.S. and Europe.

When it acquired Paris-based Neo Telecoms, Zayo immediately gained nine colocation centers across France, offering more than 36,000 square feet of data center space. Likewise, the purchase of Colo Facilities Atlanta (AtlantaNAP), gave the service provider nearly 72,000 square feet of total data center space, including 42,000 square feet of conditioned colocation space.

Having access to more colocation space from these acquisitions and its own builds will help Zayo strengthen its bond with customers like IX Reach and others that need reach into major markets.

For more:
- see the release

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