Zayo Group Buys Managed Service Provider QOS Networks

QOS Networks, an MSP from Irvine, California delivering SD-WAN and edge managed services, has been acquired by Zayo Group, a global provider of fiber-based communications solutions. Zayo will now be a provider of secured edge networking services, assisting business customers with the deployment, management, and monitoring of mission-critical SD-WAN and edge network environments.

QOS Networks is a leading managed service provider, assisting businesses with their digital transformation. Zayo and QOS will join forces to provide major possibilities for cloud hyperscalers investing on the edge; multi-tenant data centers spending in the core; and carriers investing in fiber-to-the-tower (FTT).

Photo Brian Lillie, Chief Product and Technology Officer at Zayo
“This acquisition represents our commitment to, and investment in, our edge-to-core, edge-to-cloud and edge-to-edge network services portfolio,” said Brian Lillie, Chief Product and Technology Officer at Zayo.

Enterprise CIOs may expect high-quality network services with global reach, real-time management and visibility, and consistent security at every network endpoint from the combination of Zayo’s and QOS Networks’ offerings. As a division of Zayo, the QOS brand will be retained and will continue leading the industry. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

“This acquisition represents our commitment to, and investment in, our edge-to-core, edge-to-cloud and edge-to-edge network services portfolio,” said Brian Lillie, Chief Product and Technology Officer at Zayo. “We are extremely well-positioned to be a leading provider of networking for the evolving edge at all layers – fiber, optical and packet; and for all players – enterprises, hyperscalers and carriers. This requires secure, software-defined intelligent network control, management and monitoring capabilities that our customers need in a highly dispersed, multi-cloud world.”

The QOS Networks Brand

QOS Networks, which was founded in 2012, is an independent managed service provider delivering SD-WAN solutions that would aid businesses in their digital transformation efforts. VMWare’s VeloCloud solution, Versa, and Palo Alto’s Prisma are among the SD-WAN hardware and software options offered by QOS Networks.

QOS uses an AIops-driven platform to enable IT teams and lines of business to be highly productive with full solutions from edge to cloud, resulting in the greatest quality of service in the world. Over 45,000 SD-WAN edge devices have been deployed by QOS Networks to significant companies across the world. The QOS brand will be kept as a part of Zayo and will continue to dominate the industry.

“Joining forces with Zayo will bring our leading SD-WAN solutions into their already robust portfolio of communications infrastructure solutions,” said Frank Cittadino, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of QOS Networks. “Combining our end-to-end enterprise SD-WAN solutions and whiteglove services with Zayo’s best-in-class fiber and network expertise will allow us to unlock unique value for our customers in the software-defined layer. On behalf of everyone at QOS Networks we are excited for our next chapter with Zayo and we look forward to driving new solutions for our customers.”

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