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July 10, 2012

zColo Unveils 'Metro Interconnect' to Expand Data Center Outreach



By Raju Shanbhag
TMCnet Contributor



Companies these days need to exchange traffic and connect with numerous providers on a different floor or suite within the same building. What they need is a complete fiber network to cater to their connection requirements.

For hard-to-reach locations, users need to work with building management and other providers to get an end-to-end solution.

To help them with these challenges, zColo, a Zayo Group (News - Alert) Company, has introduced Metro Interconnect, a new product that enhances the reach of its data center customers in large metro areas. The product launch is in conjunction with the close of AboveNet, an acquisition Zayo Group completed on July 2, 2012.

Metro Interconnect improves zColo's Interconnection-focused strategy, using dark fiber cross-connects to improve a customer's reach from zColo sites to major in-market carrier hotels and data centers. Conventional colocation service providers provide an in-suite connectivity "ecosystem" that is restricted as it supports access only to the networks and customers present within the building.

“With Zayo's dense metro fiber assets in the largest US markets, we feel Metro Interconnect is a unique offering that replaces the need for customers to maintain a physical presence across multiple data center locations," stated Chris Morley, president of zColo. "Customers are now able to consolidate their colocation assets with a 'virtual' presence across the major Points of Presence in metro markets.”

Recently, TMC’s (News - Alert) Calvin Azuri reported that the company was selected by Hibernia Atlantic to offer them a customized suite of colocation and interconnection services. Hibernia Atlantic (News - Alert) is a worldwide provider of Ethernet, DTM and optical- level service up to GigE, 10G and LanPhy wavelengths and traditional SONET/SDH services. The company manages and operates a worldwide network which connects North America, Europe and Asia via a submarine and terrestrial network running between the United States, Canada and Europe.


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Edited by Braden Becker
 
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