Zayo Buys Second Data Center In Virginia Driven By 'Strong Demand' In Washington D.C.

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Communications infrastructure vendor Zayo acquired its second data center in Virginia Friday, driven by high demand in the Washington, D.C., area.

"Northern Virginia is one of the most important data center markets in the world, with a diverse base of service providers, enterprises and government agencies all contributing to strong demand," said TJ Karklins, senior vice president of Zayo's zColo business segment, in a statement. "This acquisition provides an important second northern Virginia location for our client solutions and creates a strong data center option for firms located downtown and in the heart of the Beltway."

Karklins said demand in the region for low-latency co-location, interconnection and access to fiber infrastructure is high, particularly for businesses located in downtown Washington, D.C.

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Zayo said it plans to upgrade the power at the 62,000-square-foot facility located in McLean, Va., to 3 megawatts and enhance system resiliency, security, audit certifications and network connectivity. The Boulder, Colo.-based company will also acquire the current tenants, data center systems and long-term leases in the facility.

The new data center will connect directly to Zayo's data center in Ashburn, Va. The company now has a total of 51 carrier-neutral data centers worldwide offering co-location and cloud infrastructure solutions in 29 markets globally.

Zayo's owns 126,000 miles of fiber network in North America and Europe, including extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. The company closed its $127 million acquisition of privately owned telecommunications provider Spread Networks in February.


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