|[August 07, 2014]
Zayo Announces Plans to Extend Dark Fiber into Data Foundry's Houston 2 Data Center
HOUSTON --(Business Wire)--
Data Foundry, a leading provider of data center colocation, disaster
recovery and managed services, today announced that Zayo Group, LLC
("Zayo"), a global provider of Bandwidth (News - Alert) Infrastructure services, will
be one of the first carriers to extend its services to customers in Data
Foundry's Houston 2 Data Center. Zayo plans to build diverse dark fiber
routes into the data center in order to offer dark
fiber, wavelengths, Ethernet, and IP services to customers.�Houston
2 is a 350,000 square foot purpose-built data center currently being
constructed in North Houston's Greens Crossing district. The facility
will open in the first quarter of 2015.
Following the fiber build, Data Foundry will be able to offer its
Houston customers connectivity to Zayo's robust network, which spans
more than 77,000 route miles across the U.S. and Europe and connects to
more than 14,000 on-net buildings.
"Zayo will be one of the first carriers to build into our new Houston 2
data center," said Edward Henigin, CTO, Data Foundry.�"We will open the
facility with multiple carrier options ready to service our customers on
day one, and look forward to offering Zayo's services as one of these
Houston 2 will be Data Foundry's second and largest Houston data center
and will reside on an 18-acre tract the company purchased in 2013.�With
capabilities for 60 megawatts of power, the facility will have a chilled
water-cooling system, a 185mph wind-rated structure and will offer
carrier-neutral network access to more than 10 On-Net fiber carriers.
"Zayo's network provides secure, high-bandwidth connectivityto meet the
demands of customers," said Zach Nebergall, vice president of dark fiber
at Zayo Group (News - Alert). "Extending our fiber network into Data Foundry's Houston
2 facility expands our list of on-net buildings and provides Data
Foundry customers access to our extensive network, which reaches 45
states and eight countries."
For more information on Data Foundry's Houston 2 Data Center, visit www.datafoundry.com.
For more information on Zayo, visit www.zayo.com.
About Data Foundry
Data Foundry provides comprehensive wholesale and retail data center
recovery services. The company provides its customers with secure
premium facilities for servers and equipment, emergency workspace and
carrier-neutral network accessibility, supported by experienced onsite
technicians and customer support 24/7/365. The company supports more
than 1,000 enterprise customers across a variety of industries including
energy, healthcare and financial services. Founded in 1994, Data Foundry
was the first Internet Service Provider in San Antonio and one of the
first 50 Internet Service Providers in the United States. Today, Data
Foundry operates data centers in Austin and Houston and owns private
networks in Austin, Houston, San Antonio and Dallas. For more
information, visit www.datafoundry.com
or call 1.888.839.2794.
Data Foundry is a trademark of Data Foundry, Inc. All other trademarks
mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.
About Zayo Group
Based in Boulder, Colo., Zayo Group provides comprehensive Bandwidth
Infrastructure services in over 295 markets throughout the US and
Europe. Zayo delivers a full suite of lit 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. The company also offers 27
carrier-neutral colocation facilities across the US. Please visit www.zayo.com
for more information about Zayo and its fiber solutions.
[ InfoTech Spotlight's Homepage ]