Zayo Acquires Two Southern California Colocation Data Centers for $12 Million

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Zayo Group has completed its $12 million acquisition of KIO Networks’ San Diego data centers. The two colocation data centers, located at 12270 World Trade Drive and 9606 Aero Drive, total more than 100,000 square feet of space and 2 megawatts (MW) of critical, IT power, with additional power available.

zayo zcoloThe acquisition builds on Zayo’s continued growth on the U.S. West Coast, which includes extensive network assets from Electric Lightwave and recently announced data centers in Santa Clara and Los Angeles.

Zayo has experienced accelerated demand for data center and interconnection services in San Diego, fueled by customers in IT, healthcare and professional services. The acquisition of Kio’s data centers would provide crucial capacity to meet this demand.

“California is an important hub of the global economy, and this acquisition further strengthens Zayo’s position as a leading infrastructure provider,” said T.J. Karklins, senior vice president of Zayo’s zColo colocation business segment. “We now have zColo datacenters in all of California’s leading metros, creating a strong chain up the West Coast which extends to Seattle. Customers increasingly require solutions that require network connectivity, colocation and cloud infrastructure. Zayo offers all three at scale.”

The San Diego facilities will provide extensive interconnection and access to Zayo’s fiber backbone in California, which now encompasses more than 8,000 route miles. Zayo’s “high-count” fiber also connects to multiple landing stations providing subsea cable access up the California coast and to the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.