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zColo Expands Its Data Center In Downtown Miami, Florida

zColo, the data center and colocation business of Zayo Group Holdings, Inc., is expanding its data center, in Miami, Florida. The company plans to double its capacity by early 2016.

Located in downtown Miami, the zColo facility provides access to Zayo’s extensive fiber network in the U.S. and Europe and its full suite of bandwidth solutions, including dark fiber, wavelengths, Ethernet and IP. The data center also offers interconnections to 15 major carriers, as well as a virtual extended presence in the NAP of the Americas data center.

Through the Miami facility, zColo provides colocation and interconnection services for some of Zayo’s largest customers, including top content and gaming providers. The data center is nearing capacity after 18 months of operations and has been a key source of growth for the zColo business. Based on contracted revenue from bookings to date, Colo has achieved a greater than 35 percent unlevered return on its initial Miami facility investment, according to company officials.

“Customers have embraced this new data center with the extensive interconnection capability we have built,” said Stephanie Copeland, President of Zayo’s zColo. “This is evidenced by the support of key anchor customers out of the gate, plus strong follow-on demand in the short period since. Miami is a vibrant and growing market, and an important Latin American gateway for many companies. We have provided a differentiated option in the market.”

zZayo developed the center as a key interconnection hub, partnering with Netflix and to form the Florida Internet Exchange. This new exchange allows content providers, ISPs and enterprises to exchange traffic in an open and transparent environment. FL-IX connectivity is provided through Zayo’s Miami data center and provides an important part of the interconnection ecosystem.


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