BOULDER, Colo.—April 24, 2014—zColo, the colocation division of global Bandwidth Infrastructure provider Zayo Group, LLC (“Zayo”), has signed a long-term agreement with DE-CIX North America Inc. to support the launch of its U.S. interconnection business model in the New York/New Jersey market. DE-CIX North America Inc. is part of the international DE-CIX group, which also operates the world’s largest carrier- and data center-neutral Internet exchange based in Frankfurt, Germany.
zColo will provide the infrastructure for DE-CIX New York’s access points at 111 8th Ave. and 60 Hudson St. colocation facilities in New York, as well as connectivity to the DE-CIX infrastructure at 165 Halsey St. in Newark, NJ. zColo enables access to 103 points of presence in these buildings and connectivity options to over 800 customers through its dense fiber riser system.
DE-CIX New York supports settlement-free interconnection between Internet providers and uses Zayo’s metro interconnect fiber for its backbone between both locations and 165 Halsey, creating a scalable infrastructure for DE-CIX participants. Having access points in these facilities also enables DE-CIX access to Zayo’s 510-route mile metro fiber network in New York/New Jersey. zColo will provide space, power and connectivity solutions to DE-CIX participants seeking to colocate at DE-CIX New York.
“DE-CIX New York is delivering a peering ecosystem that provides the world’s largest ISPs, Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), service providers and web hosters with the most advanced interconnection options available,” explains Frank Orlowski, chief marketing officer for DE-CIX. “To deliver this, we require first-class interconnection facilities and an extensive fiber-optic infrastructure that allows our customers to easily connect from anywhere in the NY/NJ metro. zColo and Zayo deliver this for us, with a high level of service and availability.”
“Providing connectivity for a global leader in the Internet exchange community is a strategic growth opportunity for zColo,” says Greg Friedman, vice president of zColo. “It promotes increased visibility of Zayo’s network and allows us to provide solutions for an extended customer base.”
Learn more about zColo’s carrier-neutral colocation options at www.zayo.com.
About Zayo Group
Based in Boulder, Colo., Zayo Group provides comprehensive Bandwidth Infrastructure services in more than 300 markets throughout the U.S. and Europe. Zayo delivers a full suite of managed services and dark fiber products to wireline and wireless customers, data centers, Internet content providers, high-bandwidth enterprises, and government agencies across its robust 77,000 route mile network. Though zColo, Zayo’s colocation division, the company also offers 27 carrier-neutral colocation facilities across the U.S. Please visit www.zayo.com for more information about Zayo and its fiber solutions.
About DE-CIX North America Inc.
DE-CIX North America Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of DE-CIX International AG, the international unit within the DE-CIX group. Founded in 1995, DE-CIX in Frankfurt/Germany is the leading operator of Ethernet-based carrier and ISP interconnection (Peering) worldwide. DE-CIX facilitates the exchange of IP traffic between networks through a distributed, failsafe and scalable infrastructure in various metro markets across Germany, Middle East and North America. This includes broadband networks, hosting providers, content providers and cloud computing players. More than 600 ISPs from over 60 countries use DE-CIX to handle a large fraction of their Internet traffic and make DE-CIX the world’s largest interconnection facility that supports peering. DE-CIX’s customer base includes the world’s leading players, such as 1&1, Akamai, China Telecom, Facebook, Google and Telefonica.
Linhart Public Relations for Zayo