365 Data Centers, an edge colocation provider in tier two markets, has announced a strategic alliance with global connectivity provider Zayo Group (NYSE: ZAYO). Zayo will provide 365 Data Centers’ customers with “secured, high-performance” connectivity to 11 of its 13 data centers across the United States.
Together, Zayo and 365 Data Centers would ensure that customers get the service and connectivity they need to public and private clouds. Zayo’s cloud and data center connectivity solutions provide “dedicated, high-capacity transport” over its fiber backbone. Private network configurations would assure predictable performance and a high level of security vs. public internet-based connections.
“The alliance with Zayo is beneficial for customers of both 365 and Zayo,” said John Scanlon, CEO of 365 Data Centers. “Many of today’s enterprise IT architectures are designed to leverage the advantages of professionally-managed data centers combined with direct, Layer 2 access to the cloud. This is exactly what customers get with Zayo and 365.”
Zayo Group provides connectivity to 11 out of 13 of 365 Data Centers’ carrier neutral colocation facilities in Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Emeryville, Indianapolis, Nashville, New York, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and San Jose. All of 365 Data Centers’ facilities are HIPAA, PCI DSS, SSAE 16, SOC 2 and ISAE 3402 compliant and feature redundant power, cooling, connectivity and 7x24x365 security. 365 Data Centers claims to have a ten-year record of 100 percent uptime across all of its facilities.
“Zayo enables our customers private access to the cloud from more tier two markets at the edge,” said Sandi Mays, CIO of Zayo. “This relationship with 365 Data Centers is an excellent option for our existing customers and makes our network and services available to more 365 Data Centers’ customers.”