Zayo announces fourth Chicago data center

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) says it will add a fourth data center to its Chicago footprint. The center, at 840 South Canal Street, will offer more than 23,000 total square feet and 2 MW of critical power. Zayo says it already has an anchor customer for the facility, a global software analytics company that Zayo did not further identify.

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) says it will add a fourth data center to its Chicago footprint. The center, at 840 South Canal Street, will offer more than 23,000 total square feet and 2 MW of critical power. Zayo says it already has an anchor customer for the facility, a global software analytics company that Zayo did not further identify.

The new facility is already on Zayo's fiber-optic network. It thus connects to the company's downtown Chicago data center at 600 South Federal Street as well as Chicago's telecommunications hubs, including 350 East Cermak Road. The data center brings Zayo's data center footprint in the city to 268,000 total square feet and approximately 31 MW of power capacity. In addition to the new space and the facility on Federal Street, Zayo also operates facilities in the Chicago suburbs of Oak Brook and Mount Prospect.

In addition to the need to support the anchor tenant, Zayo says the expansion also responds to growing demands from the Chicago market, including the ascension of cloud computing and "as-a-service" companies who need both primary and backup facilities.

"Chicago is a nexus for high-bandwidth traffic peering and connectivity, including our long-haul dark fiber, which is driving demand in the region," said TJ Karklins, senior vice president, zColo at Zayo. "Our customers benefit from extensive interconnections within our data centers, access to our global network, and an integrated portfolio of communications infrastructure services."

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