October 10, 2016

Zayo expands to fourth data center location in Chicago

The company says that the expansion is driven by strong customer demand in Chicago

Communications infrastructure provider Zayo Group has announced the opening of its fourth data center in 840 South Canal Street, Chicago. The company says that the facility will add over 23,000 total sq.ft. and two megawatts (MW) of critical power at the facility.

The company claims that the expansion in Chicago is due to strong customer demand, including a new agreement with an unidentified global software analytics company as an anchor tenant in the space.

The new site is said to be on Zayo’s fiber optic network, has low-latency connections to Zayo’s downtown data center at Chicago’s telecommunication hubs.

Zayo’s Chicago data center will grow the company’s assets to an aggregate of 268,000 total sq.ft. and approximately 31 MW of power capacity within the Chicago market which will include Zayo’s existing Federal Street location as well as suburban facilities in Oak Brook and Mount Prospect.

TJ Karklins, Senior Vice President, zColo at Zayo said :

Chicago is a nexus for high bandwidth traffic peering and connectivity, including our long haul dark fiber, which is driving demand in the region.

Our customers benefit from extensive interconnections within our data centers, access to our global network and an integrated portfolio of communications infrastructure services.

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