Showing posts with label Zayo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Zayo. Show all posts

Friday, June 14, 2019

Zayo to provide metro dark fiber in Chicago for big customer

Zayo has been selected by a global technology company for metro dark fiber in Chicago. The solution will provide additional high-performance capacity between the company’s data centers.

Zayo said its solution leverages its dense Chicago fiber network that spans more than 1,600 route miles and connects more than 35 data centers. Dark fiber offers substantial levels of bandwidth, a higher level of control and long-term lease terms.

Zayo operates four zColo data centers in the Chicago metro area, with a total footprint of more than 258,000 critical square feet.

Zayo also provides diverse connectivity into 350 Cermak, one of the world’s largest data centers. 350 Cermak is a key carrier hotel in the region and a backbone of the internet. Chicago is one of the top data center markets in the U.S. due to affordability of power, available fiber connectivity and low exposure to natural disasters.

In addition to Zayo’s Chicago metro fiber footprint, Zayo has several major long haul routes that connect into the city, including New York/New Jersey to Chicago via the low-latency Spread Networks by Zayo route, Columbus to Chicago, Minneapolis to Chicago, Omaha to Chicago, Indianapolis to Chicago, St. Louis to Chicago and Toronto to Chicago.

“Zayo’s high fiber count footprint in Chicago enables us to be one of the few providers that can offer customers diverse dark fiber along with access to long haul routes,” said Steve Orlando, senior vice president of Central Region at Zayo. “In this case, our customer continues to require additional bandwidth to accommodate growth, and we look forward to increasing their dark fiber capacity.”

http://www.zayo.com

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Zayo invests in fiber infrastructure in Ohio

Zayo announced significant investments in its metro network infrastructure in Ohio, by an anchor customer deal. The network expansion will add nearly 300 new route miles in the Youngstown and Akron area.

Zayo’s existing network provides long haul connectivity throughout the state, including the Cleveland/Akron/Pittsburgh corridor. This build will also enable additional diverse options through Youngstown.

“This investment elevates our strong position in Ohio, enabling stronger reliability, performance and critical diversity for our customers,” said Steve Orlando, senior vice president of Central Region at Zayo. “The expanded metro fiber routes will strengthen and expand our footprint to approximately 3,500 route miles, including connections to multiple on-net buildings and data centers in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus and Toledo.”

http://www.zayo.com

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Private investors to acquire Zayo for $14.3 billion in cash

Affiliates of Digital Colony Partners and the EQT Infrastructure IV fund will acquire Zayo Group Holdings for $35.00 in cash per share of Zayo's common stock in a transaction valued at $14.3 billion, including the assumption of $5.9 billion of Zayo’s net debt obligations. The offer price represents a 32% premium to the volume-weighted price average of the last six months of $26.44.

The Zayo Board of Directors said the sale of the company to Digital Colony and EQT Infrastructure is in the best interest of Zayo and all its stakeholders, as it delivers immediate and substantial value to shareholders, will strengthen Zayo’s financial flexibility, enabling the company to increase investments and better position itself for long-term growth and profitability.

The companies hope to conclude the deal by the first half of 2020.

Marc Ganzi, Managing Partner of Digital Colony, said, “Zayo has a world-class digital infrastructure portfolio, including a highly-dense fiber network in some of the world’s most important metro markets. We believe the company has a unique opportunity to meet the growing demand for data associated with the connectivity and backhaul requirements of a range of customers. We are excited to work alongside the management team and EQT to grow the business and expand its presence in the global market."

Dan Caruso, Zayo’s Chairman and CEO, said, “Digital Colony and EQT share our vision that Zayo’s Fiber Fuels Global Innovation. Both are experienced global investors in the communications infrastructure space, and they appreciate our extraordinary fiber infrastructure assets, our highly talented team and our strong customer base. I am confident this partnership with EQT and Digital Colony will empower Zayo to accelerate its growth and strengthen its industry leadership.”

Separately, Zayo reported consolidated revenue of $647.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019, including $555.2 million from the Communications Infrastructure segments and $92.0 million from the Allstream segment. Net income was $34.7 million, including $39.2 million from the Communications Infrastructure segments and a net loss of $4.5 million from the Allstream segment.

https://investors.zayo.com/home/default.aspx

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Zayo delivers metro fiber in Dublin for webscale company

A global webscale company has selected Zayo to connect its European headquarters to data centers in Dublin, Ireland.

Zayo said it will connect the customer's existing facilities on Zayo’s T50 Metro network while securing capacity for future operations currently being planned and built. It includes an additional 2.5km fiber build to extend Zayo’s footprint into Profile Park, a leading business location in Dublin. Zayo is also finalizing new routes in Dublin that were announced last fall to meet the needs of companies that have a presence in Dublin or are considering investment and relocation in Ireland.

“Dublin is experiencing rapid growth and has already become a key hub for global companies with operations in Europe,” said Jack Waters, president of Zayo Networks and COO. “This is an excellent illustration of leveraging our embedded network to provide the customer with a solution to meet their unique capacity needs.”

Zayo provides its full suite of products in Dublin, including dark fiber, wavelengths, Ethernet and IP. Zayo’s diverse high-capacity network offers the most direct routes from Dublin to London, Amsterdam and Paris.

http://zayo.com

Monday, April 1, 2019

Zayo signs IaaS provider for East Coast data center

Zayo announced a major colocation contract with a global infrastructure as a service (IaaS) (IaaS) provider for space and power in a zColo East Coast data center.

The solution, which includes approximately 2,000 square feet of space and multiple hundreds of kilowatts of power, will serve as a virtual extension of one of the company’s facilities in the Southwest. The space and power will support the customer’s mission-critical processes.

“Zayo won this business because of our ability to deliver flexible and customized data center colocation solutions. In this case, our Ashburn facility will provide the customer with the scale needed for its East Coast business expansion,” said Bruce Garrison, senior vice president of Zayo’s zColo business segment. “We look forward to continuing to expand the relationship and to provide additional space and power in other key cities.”

Zayo’s zColo portfolio includes 51 data centers in more than 30 markets.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Zayo to deliver long-haul wavelengths for Cloud Provider

Zayo has been selected leading cloud infrastructure provider to provide long-haul wavelengths connecting a new data center located on the West Coast.

Zayo's solution includes multiple 100G wavelengths, with fully diverse connectivity, meeting the provider’s requirements for highly reliable capacity to support current and future growth.

“Our fiber networks connect directly to the majority of third-party and enterprise-owned data centers, positioning us as the partner of choice for cloud infrastructure providers,” said Jack Waters, president of Zayo Networks and COO. “We look forward to building this important relationship and supporting this customer’s growth and success.”

http://www.zayo.com

Monday, March 11, 2019

International bank picks Zayo for wavelength service

Zayo announced that a major international bank has selected it to provide wavelength connectivity for a network expansion project in the U.S. and need for future capacity requirements.

The dedicated wavelength solution will connect approximately 10 locations for the customer primarily on the East Coast.

“The sale is an excellent illustration of our vertical segment approach deepening a relationship with an existing customer,” said Jack Waters, president of Zayo Networks and COO. “They worked closely with the customer to develop this unique solution, which will enable the bank to continue to scale their network across a strategic geography.”

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Zayo evaluates strategic alternatives

Zayo is postponing its Analyst Day scheduled for March 14, 2019, in Boulder, Colorado.

The company said its Board of Directors is "currently evaluating strategic alternatives that may enhance shareholder value."

“Zayo’s purpose is to provide mission-critical bandwidth to the world’s most impactful companies. We accomplish this by executing a focused strategy centered on communications infrastructure. With our deep and expansive fiber networks in North America and Europe, we play a unique and compelling role at the core of our customers’ networks,” said Dan Caruso, Zayo Chairman and CEO. “Whether public or private, this will remain Zayo’s focus and we will continue to expand the depth and breadth of our fiber infrastructure.”

Monday, February 25, 2019

Zayo announces big wavelength contract with webscale client

Zayo confirmed that it has been selected by a webscale customer for multiple 100G wavelengths along Zayo’s Dallas to Los Angeles 2,000-mile fiber route that was completed in August 2018.

The company described the deal as one of its largest recent waves deals in terms of capacity.

Zayo also noted that the deal is another follow-on sale on this high fiber-count route, which enables unique options between Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Tucson, El Paso, Ft. Worth and Dallas.

“This is one of our largest recent waves deals in terms of capacity,” said Jack Waters, president of Zayo Networks and COO. “The unique route and our ability to mobilize to install the solution to meet the customer’s stringent deadlines were key factors in winning this business.”

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Jack Water appointed President of Zayo Networks

Jack Waters has been appointed President, Zayo Networks and Chief Operating Officer of Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. In this expanded role, Waters will lead the company’s global Networks business, including the fiber solutions, transport, enterprise and strategic networks businesses in addition to network operations and security.

Waters has served as Zayo’s Chief Technology Officer and President, Fiber Solutions since August 2016. During his tenure, Jack has led organic and inorganic expansion of the company’s fiber network, integrating six acquisitions, including Electric Lightwave, Optic Zoo, and Spread Networks.

Prior to joining Zayo, Waters served in numerous leadership roles at Level 3 Communications, including chief technology officer. He was with Level 3 from its inception, and oversaw most of the engineering, network, and operations functions during Level 3’s initial 18 years. Waters was an original member of the team responsible for InternetMCI and began his career at SURAnet, the Southeastern University Research and Academic Network. Waters is a frequent speaker at industry and policy events and serves on the board of directors of the Colorado Technology Association.

"Jack’s leadership will continue to be instrumental as we fully leverage our global fiber footprint to provide solutions to the world’s most innovative and impactful companies,” said Dan Caruso, Zayo Chairman and CEO. “He has put a foundation in place, including the regional and strategic fiber network teams, which will be key to driving momentum and further unleashing the value of our network.”

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Zayo signs high count dark fiber contract

Zayo announced a major contract with a global technology company for a dark fiber connecting key markets nationwide. The contract covers thousands of miles of Zayo’s extensive dark fiber networks across multiple regions in the U.S., including the recently announced Columbus, Ohio to Ashburn, Virginia and Dallas, Texas to Atlanta, Georgia routes.

Zayo said the high-count fiber solution represents one of the larger long haul dark fiber contracts of 2018.

“Zayo’s extensive owned dark fiber was a significant competitive advantage in winning this business,” said Phil Mottram, chief customer officer at Zayo. “The company needed the ability to manage their own network that could scale to accommodate continued growth -- and dark fiber is the ideal solution. It’s an excellent illustration of leveraging our embedded Zayo network for the benefit of this important customer.”

Monday, December 31, 2018

Zayo signs global SaaS provider

Zayo signed a global Software as a Service (SaaS) for data center colocation at one of its Midwestern data centers. The deal doubles the customer’s data center footprint with Zayo.

“This expansion is a testament to the customer’s impressive growth and success,” said Bruce Garrison, senior vice president of Zayo’s zColo business segment. “Our ability to scale to meet their continued demand, coupled with our high-quality data center footprint, is well aligned with the needs of this important customer.”

Monday, December 17, 2018

Zayo plans data center in Piscataway, New Jersey

Zayo will open a data center in Piscataway, New Jersey and has signed an anchor agreement with a leading financial services tenant. The contract includes space and power in the data center and two dark fiber rings.

Zayo said its new carrier-neutral facility will add more than 47,000 total square feet and up to five megawatts (MW) of critical power. Zayo will renovate the remaining space and upgrade critical power to sell to additional customers. The facility tethers to Zayo’s data center at 165 Halsey St. in Newark and includes connectivity to local carrier hotels and more than 1,000 data centers globally.

“The tri-state area is one of the most important data center markets in the world, with a diverse base of businesses, including financial and professional service companies, contributing to strong demand,” said Bruce Garrison, senior vice president of Zayo’s zColo business segment. “This facility provides an excellent option for colocation space in the Northeast with connectivity across North America and around the world.”

http://www.zayo.com/services/data-center-colocation

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

MEF18 PoC - Self-Service, Agile, Orchestrated Cloudlink - Ciena & Zayo



MEF18 Proof of Concept, 29 - 31 Oct - Self-Service, Agile, Orchestrated Cloudlink™. PoC Participants: Zayo and Ciena.

Speaker: Mike Stein, Product Manager, Zayo.

With the adoption of the Cloud, customers today enjoy the flexibility of being able to spin up and spin down resources on a consumption, as-needed basis via their cloud service provider. Until recently, that same capability did not exist in the network service provider domain. This created a dynamic where large Cloud Service Providers (CPs) were able to engage with a customer on a lightweight and nimble basis, whereas large Network Service Providers (NSPs) were viewed as monolithic, slow to engage, and inflexible.

With CloudLink, Zayo and Ciena (Blue Planet) have partnered to combine best-in-class SDN technology and trusted API integration with large CPs, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Oracle Cloud, and Zayo Cloud. This product evolution delivers the necessary agile, self-service, and elastic connectivity needed to enable a customer to rapidly provision private connectivity to the public cloud. These capabilities are showcased in this MEF18 PoC, which applies MEF’s LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration) architecture and open LSO APIs (Legato, Sonata, Interlude, and Presto) in a production environment to automate the end-to-end delivery of CE services across a multi-vendor network, from an enterprise site to the cloud.

The outcome, CloudLink by Zayo, provides an extremely flexible solution that allows a customer to consume network resources in the same way they consume cloud resources - on an as-needed, consumption basis. The benefit to the network and cloud service providers includes faster time to revenue and increased customer satisfaction, making CloudLink a powerful solution for all parties.

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) has been adopted in the industry; now, with CloudLink, cloud connectivity as a service is a reality.

Save the date for MEF19, 18-22 November 2019, JW Marriott, LA LIVE, Los Angeles.

https://youtu.be/Lo9Hwo7O_-s

Friday, November 30, 2018

Zayo expands fiber backbone in UK

Zayo announced plans extending and upgrading a new 500-km fiber ring in the UK to enable its multinational customers to traverse the country via the most direct, low-latency paths and to provide access to the UK’s latest subsea cable crossings in both the Irish and North Seas.

As part of the project, Zayo will increase the overall fiber count on its existing UK network, and add two new unique routes, spanning from coast-to-coast, in order to complete the ring. The deployment will use high-count, ultra-low loss fiber types, built over the shortest physical paths. Work is expected to be completed in less than 12 months.

“Our continued expansion underscores our commitment to Europe and provides opportunity for customers who can benefit from our fiber network, data center footprint and extensive connectivity across our global network,” said Annette Murphy, Managing Director of Zayo Europe.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Zayo to split in two: Infrastructure and Enterprise Services

Zayo Group announced it plans to separate into two publicly traded companies: one to focus on providing core communications infrastructure and another to leverage infrastructure to provide solutions for a broad set of enterprise customers.

Zayo Infrastructure, “InfraCo,” will be comprised of the current Fiber Solutions and zColo business segments, along with the Wavelength and IP Transit businesses of Zayo’s current Transport segment. It will own and operate Zayo’s Tier One IP backbone as well as the Media Networks platform that serves its strategic video customers. Zayo’s 130,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. Dan Caruso, Zayo’s chairman and chief executive officer, will lead InfraCo.

Zayo expects InfraCo to be the leading North American and European communications infrastructure asset, with an international fiber footprint and unparalleled metro and regional density. The company also said InfraCo will have a clearer and more compelling path to REIT conversion given strong industry precedents. InfraCo will continue to be led by

EnterpriseCo will be comprised of the current Enterprise Networks and Allstream segments, along with the SONET and Ethernet businesses of Zayo’s current Transport segment. A long-term relationship with InfraCo will provide certainty on network access and cost. EnterpriseCo will consist of two business units, an Enterprise Division and a Carrier Division. The Enterprise Division will focus on the direct-to-enterprise business and will include solutions centered on SD-WAN, IP VPN, and Unified Communications. This division will provide high-bandwidth solutions to a large, well-diversified customer base that includes over 50,000 enterprises. The Carrier Division will focus on wholesale services to carriers which enable them to serve their enterprise customers, including Carrier Ethernet, Wholesale Voice, and SONET. EnterpriseCo will be led by newly named COO Mike Strople, current president of Zayo’s Allstream Segment, and Tyler Coates, SVP of Zayo’s existing Enterprise Segment.

“Today’s announcement is the logical next step in the evolution of Zayo,” said Dan Caruso, chairman and CEO of Zayo. “While Zayo’s business today is organized as five autonomous segments, the complexities of these businesses have made it more difficult to achieve our growth objectives. By completely separating the infrastructure and enterprise businesses, we will enable more focused execution within each business, leading to enhanced growth and unlocking value.”

Separately, Zayo reported consolidated revenue of $641.1 million for its first quarter of 2019, ended 30-September-2018, including $536.1 million from the Communications Infrastructure segments and $105.0 million from the Allstream segment. Net income was $22.1 million, including $25.5 million from the Communications Infrastructure segments and a net loss of $3.4 million from the Allstream segment.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Zayo adds Long Haul Fiber Routes

Zayo disclosed plans for two new unique, low-latency long haul dark fiber networks from Columbus, Ohio to Ashburn, Virginia and Dallas, Texas to Atlanta, Georgia.

The company said the expansion is backed by a signed customer commitment and that it saw the opportunity for additional strategic customers looking for wavelength and fiber connectivity between these cities.

The Columbus to Ashburn network expansion, which will traverse West Virginia and bypas major regional congestion points, will add approximately 400 route miles of high-capacity fiber and is expected to provide the lowest latency between the two cities.

The 870-mile Dallas to Atlanta route will connect these two key metro markets with the most direct, lowest latency route to date.

“To meet continued demand for dark fiber, we are building unique new routes between strategic markets,” said Jack Waters, CTO and president of Fiber Solutions at Zayo. “These expansions will provide superior options for direct, high-capacity, latency-sensitive paths connecting data and population centers to cloud platforms and end users.”

Monday, October 22, 2018

U.S. retailer buys 10G and 100G wavelengths from Zayo

Zayo announced a contract with a major retailer to connect its core and edge data centers across the U.S. with fully diverse 10G and 100G wavelengths. Financial terms were not disclsoed.

“Retail is in an exciting transformation, and Zayo is well positioned to help the customer achieve its goal of fast delivery to key locations and data centers across the country,” said Randy Dunbar, president of Transport at Zayo. “Our extensive network, flexibility in designing the network and high level of personal engagement were key in winning this business.”

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Zayo continues building metro fiber networks in Europe

Citing demand from hyperscale, cloud and data center providers as well as enterprise customers, Zayo announced expansions of its fiber networks in four European markets, including London, Paris, Dublin and Amsterdam.

“These success-based network expansions will drive greater value for existing and new customers in Europe, with a focus on carriers and wireless operators, cloud service providers, technology, financial services and data-driven enterprises,” said Annette Murphy, managing director, Zayo Europe. “We continue to focus on leveraging our robust network, meeting the demand for the highest capacity, lowest latency fiber routes between key customer locations.”

Highlights:

  • In London, Zayo is building a new fiber route from Hatfield, Hertfordshire to Stratford, East London, as part of a strategic ring outside of the city. The new route provides a new option for long haul routes from Dublin to Amsterdam and enhanced diversity for data center customers in Enfield. 
  • In Paris, Zayo is expanding its fiber footprint in La Defense, where it currently serves dozens of customers located there over its high-capacity fiber network. 
  • In Dublin, a multinational company has selected Zayo for a fully diverse dark fiber ring around the metro area. The high-fiber count solution will significantly improve latency for the customer, with the potential for follow-on sales to many companies that have a presence in Dublin or are considering investment and relocation in Ireland. The new routes complement Zayo’s existing T50 fiber network in Dublin.
  • In Amsterdam, Zayo is upgrading and expanding its fiber network between Schiphol-Rijk and the Amsterdam Science Park. The park is among Europe’s largest centers of science, research and innovation and home to multiple data centers. The upgrade is driven by a data center operator based in the Schiphol-Rijk data center campus.


Sunday, October 7, 2018

U.S bank signs Zayo for dark fiber, wavelengths, colo

Zayo announced a contract to provide a U.S.-based multinational bank with dark fiber, colocation and wavelengths.

Zayo said the colocation solution at a zColo data center in the western U.S. will serve as an interconnection hub for the customer. Dark fiber routes from the data center, over existing Zayo network, will connect to the bank’s core data centers in the area. In addition, a high-capacity wavelength solution will also be deployed, providing long-haul connectivity between nine markets across the U.S.

“Zayo’s unique ability to bring together all aspects of a North American infrastructure solution, including dark fiber, data centers and high-capacity, diverse wavelengths, was a deciding factor in this win,” said Randy Dunbar, president of Transport at Zayo. “The solution delivers all the baseline components providing the ability for the bank to continue to scale their network across a broad geography.”

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