Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) says it will provide seven Peak 10 data centers with its CloudLink services.The CloudLink services will provide an on-ramp to Zayo's fiber-optic network, enabling connectivity to global cloud services providers.
Zayo says its CloudLink connectivity services enable secure connectivity directly to major public cloud providers by offering advanced bandwidth options. The company will offer Peak 10 customers a choice between traditional, aggregated bandwidth, or FlexConnect, Zayo's usage-based Ethernet.
Research and advisory company Gartner forecasts 18% overall growth in the global cloud services market this year, with annual double-digit growth driving the total market to approximately $383 billion by 2020. With intercloud and federated cloud growth comes an increase in businesses demanding dedicated cloud and data center connectivity. According to Zayo, the CloudLink services' expansion, which includes more than 180 on-ramps to cloud providers, can meet this demand.
"Our customers' dynamic hybrid IT requirements continue to grow and evolve, which is why we are rapidly expanding the interconnection options available within our data centers," said Steve Renda, Peak 10 vice president of product. "This gives Peak 10's customers direct access to Zayo's worldwide network of the largest cloud providers and supports our customers' continued build out of federated and hybrid infrastructure."
Zayo says it will work with Peak 10 to expand beyond the seven data centers to more of Peak 10’s portfolio, which is consistently growing (see "Shaw sells ViaWest to Peak 10 for C$2.3 billion").
"This is a productive partnership for both Zayo and Peak 10. Peak 10 customers will benefit from our high-performance network and infrastructure, which now extends to more than 365 U.S. and international markets as well as our Global Reach locations," said Mike Strople, enterprise networks at Zayo president. "Zayo will be able to fully leverage our network assets to support a new, and considerable customer base within Peak 10's facilities."
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