Zayo (NYSE: ZAYO) is now providing dedicated, high-performance connectivity to Office 365 through Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute. As an Azure ExpressRoute partner, Zayo enables dedicated bandwidth up to 10G to ExpressRoute ports, with direct connections to Microsoft Azure and Office 365.
The company’s dedicated ExpressRoute connections provide customers with inherent security, predictable network performance, and the capability to better manage network capacity and costs. The customer experience would be virtually identical to having Office 365 on the customer’s premises.
Zayo offers flat rate Metro/Intercity pricing for its connections at major ExpressRoute on-ramp locations in the U.S., including New York City, Los Angeles, San Jose, Chicago, and Ashburn, as well as in London, England.
“As mission critical applications migrate to cloud and SaaS environments, the importance of secure, predictable latency, and uncongested bandwidth is skyrocketing,” said Dennis Kyle, Zayo’s senior vice president of Strategic Marketing and Alliances. “Using Zayo’s infrastructure to directly connect into Microsoft’s ExpressRoute ports is much more appropriate than using the public Internet.”
Extending its offering to connect to Office 365 would expand Zayo’s Connect to Cloud capabilities, which provides secured, high-speed bandwidth that businesses can use to connect to more than 300 data centers, cloud, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers.
Zayo’s 87,000-mile network in the U.S. 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 services in its carrier-neutral data centers.