Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) has announced plans to build a new zColo data center facility in Feltham, UK. The facility, to be located near Heathrow Airport, will be Zayo's first in the London metro area.
The data center will possess 30,000 total square feet and support 3.6 MW of critical power. Zayo says it already has a major anchor tenant for the facility, as well as what it termed "strong demand" from other UK customers. The carrier neutral data center will support Zayo's existing activities in the UK, which leverage fiber-optic network assets the company acquired from Geo Networks and Viatel (see "Zayo acquires London-based fiber provider Geo Networks" and "Zayo reshuffles, agrees to buy Viatel"). Zayo points out that the facility will enable its customers to access interconnectivity from an in-country location that complies with Brexit-related data sovereignty laws.
"This new data center strengthens our commitment to the UK, providing customers with an excellent option for colocation and high-capacity fiber connectivity," said TJ Karklins, senior vice president of Zayo's zColo business segment. "This facility will offer low-latency connectivity to Slough, city center, and even around central London for connection directly to France and the rest of Europe. We look forward to delivering high-compliance, network-neutral solutions from our growing European platform."
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