Zayo expands its Connect to Cloud capabilities as a Microsoft ExpressRoute carrier partner
BOULDER, Colo. – December 22, 2015 – Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (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. 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, 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.”
Zayo’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 is virtually identical to having Office 365 on the customer’s premises.
Extending its offering to connect to Office 365 expands Zayo’s Connect to Cloud capabilities, which provides secure, 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. Increasingly, businesses are moving to cloud computing, which provides greater performance, scalability and efficiency.
About Zayo Group
Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) provides communications infrastructure services, including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud services to the world’s leading businesses. Customers include wireless and wireline carriers, media and content companies and finance, healthcare and other large enterprises. 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. Zayo provides clients with flexible, customized solutions and self-service through Tranzact, an innovative online platform for managing and purchasing bandwidth and services. For more information, visit zayo.com.