Webscale selects Zayo for Metro Dark Fiber

A global webscale cloud provider has selected Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) for metro dark fiber in Chicago, the company said.

The project will connect six data center locations with 20 diverse segments totaling 280 strands across all segments, with up to 26 strands per segment. The solution is built on Zayo´s dense metro network in Chicago, with more than 90 percent of the solution leveraging in-place network.

Demand for cloud services continues to grow, with experts predicting that organizations will continue to shift their IT workloads and infrastructure to off-premise data centers. Approximately 60 percent of that infrastructure will operate in the cloud, according to a recent IDG Cloud Computing Survey.

To make this distributed architecture work, cloud providers and customers both rely on high-bandwidth connectivity to transport workloads rapidly, reliably and securely.

Zayo Group Holdings provides communications infrastructure services, including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud infrastructure to the world´s leading businesses. Its 115,400-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers.