Zayo touts European data center interconnect deal

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) says it will supply fiber-optic network connectivity between two European data centers for what it called “a major webscale company.” Zayo said the webscale company is a long-standing customer but did not otherwise reveal further details of the webscale company, nor the locations where it will supply the data center interconnect.

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) says it will supply fiber-optic network connectivity between two European data centers for what it called “a major webscale company.” Zayo said the webscale company is a long-standing customer but did not otherwise reveal further details of the webscale company, nor the locations where it will supply the data center interconnect.

The customer will use wavelength services on a direct route owned and operated by Zayo. Zayo acquired the route from Viatel, which it acquired in 2015 (see "Zayo reshuffles, agrees to buy Viatel"). The fiber-optic network services provider says it sees continued demand in Europe for both dark fiber and wavelength services from global companies in multiple sectors.

“Zayo’s owned infrastructure was a major differentiator in winning this business,” said Annette Murphy, Zayo’s managing director of Europe. “We are able to provide very high-capacity connectivity and deploy it very quickly for the customer.”

“In this case, our long-standing customer needs terabytes of throughput on a direct route,” added Randy Dunbar, president of Transport at Zayo. “It’s an excellent illustration of leveraging our embedded network to provide the customer with a solution that meets their capacity needs.”

Zayo recently announced a restructure that will see the company spin its enterprise connectivity business out as a separate entity (see "Zayo to split in two").

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