Packet selects Zayo for international connectivity

27 May 2016 | Jason McGee-Abe

Zayo has been selected by Packet, a New York City-based infrastructure startup, to support IP, capacity, flexibility and Ethernet connectivity.

.Zayo’s high-performance network connects Packet’s New York, Northern California and Amsterdam locations, enabling access to Packet’s bare metal server solutions. Packet is leveraging Zayo’s FlexConnect Ethernet solution and Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) ports to provide customers with access to single-tenant bare metal servers at affordable hourly rates.

“This customised solution will provide Packet with global transport that provides both the capacity and on-demand connectivity that is ideal for their business model,” said Max Clauson, executive vice president of network connectivity at Zayo.

“We’re leveraging European network assets we acquired from Viatel along with our extensive US network.”

Zachary Smith, CEO of Packet, added: “We are supercharging our platform with Zayo’s network while bringing new compute options to DevOps teams globally. As a startup that is in rapid growth mode, Zayo’s solutions provided the flexibility we needed, along with the ability to quickly deploy and scale with us as we grow.”

According to CB Insights, more than 160 startups formed in the last five years have achieved at least $1 billion in valuation.