Zayo Group Announces completion of Dark Fiber Build
Zayo Completes Dark Fiber Build to DuPont Fabros Technology’s ACC6 Data Center
Louisville, COLO., November 29, 2012 — Zayo Group, an international Bandwidth Infrastructure company, announces the completion of its fiber-optic network to DuPont Fabros Technology’s (“DFT”) ACC6 Data Center located in Ashburn, Virginia. This build provides diverse dark fiber connectivity in point-to-point or ring topology to customers between the DuPont Fabros facility and Zayo’s regional and national network.
Zayo will provide a suite of services into DFT’s ACC6 Data Center, which includes Ethernet, IP, Wavelengths and Dark Fiber. Additionally, Zayo is offering services to major internet exchange points in Ashburn, Virginia.
This build was enabled by Zayo’s recent acquisition of FiberGate, which closed on September 4, 2012. Zayo has connectivity to all of DFT’s Data Centers. Data Center connectivity is a critical focus for Zayo and currently has 10,000+ buildings on net across the US and Europe.
“Connecting into DFT’s newest facility aligns with our strategy to have a dense Data Center network,” says Jim Nolte, SVP of Sales at Zayo Group. “Customers at the ACC6 Facility will have enhanced connectivity to other Data Centers, Internet Peering Locations, Carrier Hotels and Enterprise locations, among others.
“Zayo’s fiber-optic network provides specialized dark fiber solutions to our existing and new customers within ACC6,” says Vinay Nagpal, Director of Carrier Relations, of DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. “This builds on our goal to enhance fiber density for our customers and expands our relationship with Zayo, which currently provides connectivity to our ten operating Data Centers in the U.S.”
For more information about Zayo, please visit www.zayo.com
About Zayo Group
Based in Louisville, Colo., privately owned Zayo Group (www.zayo.com) is an international provider of fiber-based Bandwidth Infrastructure and 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, national, international and fiber-to-the-tower networks. With the acquisitions of USCarrier, FiberGate and AboveNet, Zayo’s network assets include approximately 67,000 route miles, covering 45 states and Washington, D.C. Additionally, Zayo has 136,000 billable square feet of colocation space and approximately 10,000 on-net buildings, including 500 data centers, 500 Points-of-Presence (POPs), and 2,600+ cell towers.
About DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc.
DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE: DFT) is a leading owner, developer, operator and manager of large multi-tenanted wholesale data centers. The Company’s facilities are designed to offer highly specialized, efficient, carrier-neutral and safe computing environments in a low-cost operating model. The Company’s customers outsource their mission critical applications and include national and international enterprises across numerous industries, such as technology, Internet content providers, media, communications, cloud-based, healthcare and financial services. The Company’s ten data centers are located in four major U.S. markets, which total 2.4 million gross square feet and 205 megawatts of available critical load to power the servers and computing equipment of its customers. DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT) is headquartered in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit www.dft.com