zColo expands colocation holdings with MarquisNet acquisition

zColo, the colocation arm of Zayo Group, is following its parent's acquisitive ways by reaching a deal to buy MarquisNet's data center in Las Vegas.

An increased demand from its west coast enterprise customers for disaster recovery services is what drove zColo to make the purchase. Upon completion, Zayo Group will extend its fiber to the new location and become the ninth carrier with a presence in the facility.

With the addition of MarquisNet's 28,000 square foot data center, zColo now has a total of 12 colocation facilities in 11 markets, including Los Angeles and three gateway centers in New York and New Jersey.

Thus far, zColo's data center business has been a profitable one, having reported $38.7 million in annualized adjusted revenue and $13.5 million in annualized adjusted EBITDA in Q3 2011.

Following its recently completed purchase of 360networks, this is the eighteenth acquisition that Zayo Group has made since the service provider was formed just five years ago in 2007.

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