Zayo to establish first London metro data centre

Zayo Group will expand its European data centre network by establishing a zColo facility, the company’s first data centre in the London metro area.

The carrier-neutral data centre, which will add 30,000 total sq ft and 3.6MW of critical power, is driven by a commitment from a major anchor tenant and strong demand in the UK. It is located at the confluence of the UK’s major telecom networks and provides extensive interconnectivity as well as access to Zayo’s global fibre backbone. It is located in Feltham, minutes from Heathrow.

“This new data centre strengthens our commitment to the UK, providing customers with an excellent option for colocation and high-capacity fibre connectivity,” said TJ Karklins, senior vice president of Zayo's zColo business segment.

“This facility will offer low-latency connectivity to Slough, city centre, and even around central London for connection directly to France and the rest of Europe. We look forward to delivering high-compliance, network-neutral solutions from our growing European platform.”

The growth in consumer content, mobile business services, technology businesses and webscale cloud providers is driving demand for colocation space in London. Over the past several years, Zayo has leveraged network assets from Geo and Viatel, significantly growing its UK-based fibre business. The new data centre provides an in-country location for these customers, meeting their requirements for high-capacity infrastructure that complies with Brexit-related data sovereignty laws.

In other news, Interdata recently selected Zayo Group as the provider of its dark fibre infrastructure in France, adding around 50km of new fibre to its existing network.

Dan Caruso, CEO of Zayo Group, has been rebuilding the company and recently spoke to Capacity about bring back energy and ambition into the company.

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