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Zayo’s Colo and Fiber Support SendGrid’s Growth

Volume tops 40 billion email messages per month

Zayo and SendGrid have a few things in common. They’re both Colorado companies founded within a couple of years of each other. Successful startups, both companies grew quickly and completed IPOs a few years apart.

As SendGrid, has scaled, Zayo has supported the digital communications company’s growth with fiber and infrastructure to help the company store, process and send billions of emails every month on behalf of SendGrid’s customers, now numbering more than 63,000, with customers that range from startups to some of the biggest names in tech.

“We have tried several different partners over time. What zColo offered was a partner we could really trust.”

zColo by Zayo’s data centers have been critical to SendGrid’s growth. “Eight years ago when we got started, we did a lot of our own data center management,” said Jamie Tischart, vice president, Technical Operations. “We have tried several different partners over time. What zColo offered was a partner we could really trust.”

Last year, SendGrid worked with its account team to expand its presence in zColo data centers. As a result of Zayo’s consultative and flexible approach, SendGrid was able to double its data center footprint with zColo, setting the company up for short- and long-term success. With a recent 2 billion message day, SendGrid’s capacity continues to grow.

“It’s critical that we have a great network, great bandwidth and a data center that grows as we grow — rapidly,” Jamie explained. “We are adding racks and racks of servers on a weekly basis and having a partner who works with us to understand how we are scaling is vital to our ability to serve our key customers and expand our base.”

“One of the great things in working with Zayo is that they are not just a single solution provider. We are able to get dark fiber, other types of connectivity and data center solutions. Bundling of these aspects is critical to our overall success.”

The combination of Zayo’s colocation solutions and high-performance fiber connectivity is a key differentiator for SendGrid. “One of the great things in working with Zayo is that they are not just a single solution provider,” Jamie said. “We are able to get dark fiber, other types of connectivity and data center solutions. Bundling of these aspects is really critical to our overall success.”

Hear from Jamie and learn more about SendGrid’s impressive growth here.

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