Zayo Group Adds IX Reach’s Dark Fiber Connectivity to Its New York Data Center

Zayo Group, a Boulder, Colorado-based bandwidth Infrastructure services provider in over 300 markets throughout the U.S. and Europe, has announced a deal with wholesale carrier solutions provider IX Reach to provide colocation and dark fiber connecting main data centers in the New York and New Jersey markets. Delivery of services began in October of 2014. 

The deal enables Zayo customers to connect to IX Reach, which provides direct Point-to-Point connectivity into major Internet Exchanges around the world. The agreement also enables IX Reach to give customers access to main U.S. data centers including 111 8th Avenue, 60 Hudson Street, 32 Avenue of the Americas, 85 10th Avenue, 325 Hudson in New York and 165 Halsey Street and 275 Hartz Way in New Jersey through two four-site New York dark fiber rings.

zayo-groupZayo and IX Reach cemented the deal for 15 years and will expand the relationship to include additional colocation facilities as demand requires over the next two years.

“Offering our customers ease of connectivity within key locations in the New York market is vital to us and we believe it will have an impact on our customers and their ability to do business in new geographies,” said Stephen Wilcox, CEO of IX Reach. “We selected Zayo because of its combined dark fiber and colocation offering and flexible commercial approach.”

Carrier-Neutral Colocation

Zayo delivers a full suite of lit services and dark fiber products to wire-line and wireless customers, data centers, Internet content providers, high-bandwidth enterprises, and government agencies across its 81,000 route mile network. The company also offers 37 carrier-neutral colocation facilities across the U.S. and France.

“Our relationship with IX Reach enables us to increase visibility of our network to an extended customer base while delivering the reliable, secure connectivity critical to doing business in a global hub like New York,” said Alastair Kane, European vice-president for Zayo. “Zayo customers also benefit from deal through the opportunity to connect to a broader range of Internet Exchanges via IX Reach, increasing connectivity options across the globe.”