Zayo acquires new data center in Silicon Valley

Tuesday November 8, 2016 0 comments Tags: Boulder, Zayo Group Holdings, zColo, Chris Morley

BOULDER -- Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) announced it has completed a $12.8 million acquisition of a data center in Santa Clara, the company’s first data center in Northern California.Zayo_logoUSE

Zao said the Bay Area represents one of its most extensive metro dark fiber footprints, encompassing 1,500 route-miles. The expansion is driven by strong customer demand in Northern California leveraging interplay between data center and communications Infrastructure, the company said.

The facility, located at 5101 Lafayette Street, includes 26,900 total square feet and three megawatts (MW) of critical power. The location is adjacent to the recently completed Levi’s Stadium and connects to multiple data centers in Silicon Valley via Zayo-owned fiber assets.

The facility also includes high-efficiency power and cooling infrastructure, seismic reinforcement to “1.5” and proximity to Zayo’s long haul dark fiber routes between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

With the high concentration of technology, content companies and research labs, Zayo said Silicon Valley is a highly strategic location. This facility complements zColo’s strong nationwide footprint, which is experiencing demand from cloud, content, service providers and traditional enterprise firms, the company said.

“We have long targeted Northern California as an expansion opportunity for our zColo data center business,” said Chris Morley, Zayo COO.

“The quality and high-power density of this facility is perfectly matched to the requirements of our leading-edge, Bay Area customers.”

The acquisition will contribute more than $1 million in incremental annualized adjusted EBITDA, Zayo said.