Mid-Atlantic Crossroads Chooses Zayo for Colocation and Connectivity

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) was selected by Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX) to provide data center colocation in zColo´s Ashburn facility and fiber connectivity to support MAX´s network services to its academic, research, government, scientific and business communities. MAX is a center at the University of Maryland (UMD) that operates a regional advanced cyberinfrastructure platform, the company said.

Zayo´s colocation solution will provide a dedicated, private suite that includes more than 30 cabinets in its Ashburn data center for the client, which is optimizing and consolidating workloads. Zayo expanded its Ashburn facility in 2018 and 2019, which now has more than 75,000 square feet 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 fiber network.

The transaction is one of several with MAX, which provides cyberinfrastructure to the national and global Research and Education (R&E) community. The focus areas for MAX include next-generation Internet technologies, software defined networking (SDN), hybrid cloud environments, high-performance computing, big data driven domain science workflows and advanced cyberinfrastructure systems. These projects are focused on integrating high-performance network, compute, storage and cloud services with the goal to develop advanced cyberinfrastructure systems supporting innovative domain science applications.

zColo´s 44 data centers have flexible space and power options to meet a wide range of infrastructure needs. zColo´s facilities offer the highest levels of physical security and compliance and provide back-up systems for full redundancy. zColo data centers also feature carrier-neutral connectivity and interconnections, including connectivity to Zayo´s extensive global network. For more information on Zayo, visit zayo.com.

Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX) is a center at the University of Maryland that operates a multi-state advanced cyberinfrastructure platform. MAX´s all-optical, Layer 1 core network is the foundation for a high-performance infrastructure providing state-of-the-art 100-Gbps network technology and services. MAX participants include universities, federal research labs, and other research-focused organizations in the Washington and Baltimore metropolitan areas. MAX serves as a connector and traffic aggregator to the Internet2 national backbone and peers with other major networks. Its mission is to provide cutting-edge network connectivity for its participants, tailored and generic data-transport solutions, and advanced services to accommodate and optimize large data flows and to facilitate network and application research. For more information about MAX and MAX services, visit www.maxgigapop.net.

Zayo Group Holdings provides mission-critical bandwidth to the world´s most impactful companies, fueling the innovations that are transforming our society. Zayo´s 133,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. For more information, visit zayo.com.