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Zayo selected by Mid-Atlantic Crossroads for colocation and connectivity

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Zayo Group Holdings has been selected by Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX) to provide data centre colocation and fibre connectivity services.

Under the terms of the agreement, Max will be collocated at Zayo’s zColo Ashburn facility and will deliver fibre connections to support Max’s network services to its academic, research, government, scientific and business communities.

“Zayo’s public sector customers in the Ashburn facility and the National Capital Region are transforming their IT infrastructure and moving to cloud adoption to achieve scalability, cost savings, security and more agile services,” said Joel Daly, president of Zayo’s zColo business segment. “Zayo’s multi-site data centre portfolio, ability to customize and scale our solutions and capability to connect globally over our expansive network helped us earn this business.”

Zayo’s colocation solution will provide a dedicated, private suite that includes more than 30 cabinets in its Ashburn data centre for the client, which is optimising and consolidating workloads. It features more than 75,000sqft and 15MW of power capacity expandable up to 40MW. The Tier 3 equivalent facility offers extensive carrier neutral connectivity as well as access to Zayo’s global fibre network.

This deal is one of many for MAX, which provides cyberinfrastructure to the research and education (R&E) community. The company has said that it is focusing on next-generation internet technologies, software defined networking (SDN), hybrid cloud environments, high-performance computing, big data driven domain science workflows and advanced cyberinfrastructure systems. In doing so, MAX aims to develop advanced cyberinfrastructure systems supporting innovative domain science applications.

“After an extensive search of data centres in the DMV area, MAX found that zColo offered a complete solution for our customers,” added Tripti Sinha, executive director of Mid-Atlantic Crossroads. “We are confident that the Zayo team will provide a rock-solid solution—bringing security, power and cooling, national diverse colo and a global network all in one place. Additionally, their Tranzact platform makes it easier to price and order Zayo services which is a value-added feature.”

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