LOUISVILLE, Colo. – June 21, 2012 – zColo, a Zayo Group company, announces its formal agreement with Stackpop, an online marketplace for Internet infrastructure. Utilizing Stackpop’s services, zColo can now reach a breadth of potential customers through Stackpop’s web-based portal connecting operational professionals with data center and colocation providers.
Stackpop provides buyers the ability to access a global inventory of Internet infrastructure through a single online source. Beyond identification of infrastructure providers, customers can order, negotiate and sign an MSA with their ultimate provider in minutes.
zColo, an interconnect-focused colocation infrastructure provider, has made its inventory for all facilities available in the Stackpop database. zColo currently operates 13 facilities that span from Los Angeles to New York and, as a carrier-neutral provider, offers connectivity options to 914 networks across all facilities. Following the acquisition of AboveNet, slated for completion in the middle of 2012, zColo will operate 20 facilities in key interconnect-focused Carrier Hotels and Data Centers, and the incremental inventory will be available through Stackpop shortly after close.
“We are excited to partner with zColo due to their extensive US footprint and rock-solid reputation. Not only does zColo provide a top-notch product, but they also operate the Meet Me Room (MMR) at 60 Hudson in Manhattan, which is one of the most important interconnectivity facilities in the world,” states Jason Evans, CEO of Stackpop.
“We understand the desire for customers to compare providers and facilities and purchase their global Internet infrastructure through a consolidated tool. Given zColo’s presence in North America’s key Data Center facilities, we feel Stackpop is an ideal place to present our network depth,” states Chris Morley, President of zColo.
Stackpop is the first B2B marketplace that connects providers and buyers of Internet infrastructure services through an e-commerce platform, providing intelligence and access to real-time, curated solutions. The free-to-use marketplace connects premium service providers with qualified, in-market buyers, optimizing sales cycles and ensuring that buyers are matched with their ideal solution and provider. Stackpop was founded in October 2011 by operations and infrastructure professionals. They currently have infrastructure partners and customers in 15 countries. Stackpop is backed by Highline Venture Partners and well-known angels in New York City.
Zayo Colocation Inc., also known as zColo, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Zayo Group providing carrier-neutral, interconnection focused colocation services in 13 domestic locations. zColo is the exclusive operator of the 60 Hudson Street (NYC) Meet-Me-Room and other interconnection focused colocation facilities in the NY/NJ metro market, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Memphis, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Minneapolis, Las Vegas, Chicago and Los Angeles. Zayo Group and AboveNet signed a definitive agreement for Zayo to acquire AboveNet in March 2012. After the completion of the acquisition, zColo will offer colocation and data center services 20 domestic locations.
For more information on Zayo, visit www.zColo.com.
About Zayo Group
Based in Louisville, Colo., privately owned Zayo Group (www.zayo.com) is a national provider of fiber-based Bandwidth Infrastructureand network-neutral colocation and interconnection services. Zayo serves wireline and wireless carriers, data centers, Internet content and services companies, high bandwidth enterprises as well as federal, state and local government agencies. Zayo provides these services over regional, metro and fiber-to-the-tower networks. Zayo’s network assets include approximately 46,000 route miles, covering 42 states plus Washington, D.C. Additionally, Zayo has approximately 5,400 buildings on-net, 340 Points-of-Presence (POPs), 2,400 cell towers on-net, and over 94,000 billable square feet of colocation space. In March 2012, Zayo announced its intent to acquire AboveNet, a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions. Zayo was recently named one of the Denver-area’s Fastest Growing Private Companies by the Denver Business Journal.
For more information on Zayo, visit www.zayo.com.
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