Zayo Acquires Colocation Data Center in McLean, Virginia

Zayo Group, a global provider of data center solutions including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, as well as colocation and cloud infrastructure, has acquired a data center in McLean, Virginia. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

The 62,000 square feet colocation facility is Zayo’s second colocation data center in Northern Virginia and is located at 1764 Old Meadow Lane. Zayo has planned to upgrade the critical power at the site to three megawatts (MW) and enhance systems resiliency, security, audit certifications, and network connectivity.

The data center, which is on-net to Zayo fiber, will provide a “low-latency” colocation option for government agencies, web-scale companies, cloud providers and other large enterprises, especially those located in downtown Washington, D.C. The colocation data center will tether directly to Zayo’s data center in Ashburn, Virginia and to Zayo’s network Point-of-Presence (PoP) on M Street.

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“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, senior vice president of Zayo’s zColo business segment. “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.”

Zayo’s 127,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. In addition to high-capacity dark fiber, wavelength, Ethernet and other connectivity solutions, Zayo offers colocation and cloud infrastructure in its “carrier-neutral” data centers.