Zayo Group, a publicly traded company that provides comprehensive bandwidth infrastructure services in over 300 markets throughout the U.S. and Europe, has announced an expansion of its network in Europe. Through an agreement with colocation services provider Interxion, their Dublin facility will become the first site in Zayo’s newly expanded, long-haul European network.
The agreement with Interxion will support Zayo’s recently announced expansion across Europe, which will take place throughout the first half of 2015. Current expansion will provide Interxion’s customers in Dublin with high-speed links into major UK cities as well as into Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Paris and cities in 45 states in the U.S. via Zayo’s existing global routes. Customers will have access to wavelength services of up to 100G and the opportunity to utilize Zayo’s full portfolio of services.
Zayo’s online pricing and ordering platform, Tranzact, will allow Interxion customers to commission direct links between Interxion Dublin and leading public cloud hosting services. The platform enables quotes to be generated, orders to be placed, and provides an overview of commissioned services. This capability would simplify the process of interconnecting cloud hosting services to build hybrid business platforms.
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”This agreement will enable us to provide services to a wider customer base and continue to support the mission critical services our customers demand,” said Alastair Kane, European vice president for Zayo. “Through our recent network expansion we are able to support Interxion’s customers in gaining the maximum benefit from public cloud hosting services and connections to hundreds of locations globally. Based on Interxion’s real time responsiveness, flexibility, and ability to understand our long term plans, we look forward to working together to provide customers with comprehensive services to support business needs.”
As a cloud services and colocation provider, Interxion serves a wide range of customers through 39 data centers in 11 European countries.
The announcement follows the news that TelecityGroup, a large data center operator headquartered in the UK, plans to buy data center operator Interxion in an all-share-deal worth £1.4 billion.