Zayo acquires Virginia data center to meet Washington, D.C. demand for low-latency colocation and interconnection

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) announced the acquisition of a data center in McLean, VA to meet demand in the Washington, D.C. area for low-latency colocation, interconnection, and fiber infrastructure access. The acquisition includes tenants, data center systems, and long-term leases.

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) announced the acquisition of a data center in McLean, VA to meet demand in the Washington, D.C. area for low-latency colocation, interconnection, and fiber infrastructure access. The acquisition includes tenants, data center systems, and long-term leases.

The 62,000-square foot facility is Zayo's second colocation facility in Northern Virginia, and is on-net to Zayo fiber. Zayo says the facility will deliver a low-latency colocation option for cloud providers, government agencies, web-scale companies, and other large enterprises, including those in downtown Washington, D.C. locations. Located at 1764 Old Meadow Lane, the data center will tether directly to Zayo's Ashburn, VA data center and to its network point of presence (PoP) on M Street.

According to Zayo, it plans to improve systems resiliency, security, audit certifications, and network connectivity, as well as upgrade critical power at the site to 3 MW.

"Northern Virginia is one of the most important data center markets in the world, with a diverse base of service providers, enterprises, and government agencies all contributing to strong demand," said TJ Karklins, Zayo's zColo business segment senior vice president. "This acquisition provides an important second Northern Virginia location for our client solutions and creates a strong data center option for firms located downtown and in the heart of the beltway. Our deep, dense fiber footprint in the region facilitates global connectivity, further enhancing the value proposition of the McLean location."

This acquisition follows Zayo's announcement in May of 2017 that it had signed multiple contracts to deliver dark fiber to Northern Virginia data center providers, and its annoucnment in September that it will expand its Atlanta data center footprint with a new facility at 1150 White Street SW (see "Zayo expands Atlanta data center footprint").

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