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Zayo adds third colocation site in Denver

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Market presence goes from zero to 159,000 sq ft since start of 2015

Zayo Group’s zColo business expands its presence in Denver with new colocation operation

Zayo Group’s zColo business expands its presence in Denver with new colocation operation

Source: Zayo Group / zColo

Zayo Group’s data center division, zColo, has opened a new colocation facility in downtown Denver the company announced yesterday. Located at 1500 Champa St., it becomes the third data center in the Denver metro region operated by the Boulder, Colorado-based telecom provider.

According to colocation specialist, the carrier-neutral facility can hold up to 19,000 sq ft of data center space; features include 2MW of fully redundant power, high-count fiber connectivity, 10 carrier options, and chilled water cooling. The location is not yet SSAE, HIPAA, or PCI-compliant, but a Zayo Group spokesperson told DatacenterDynamics that its colocation team expects the facility to meet these standards in the future. 

zColo operates two other facilities in the Denver area, which it obtained during the purchase of Latisys earlier this year. The $675m aquisition of the colocation and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider brought Zayo into the Denver market, and its newest facility now pushes zColo’s data center footprint up to a total of 159,000 sq ft in the metro region.

The 1500 Champa St. location becomes the 45th data center operated by the company globally, including 34 in the US and nine in France.

“This is a strategic market expansion for [us],” said Stephanie Copeland, president of zColo, in a press statement. “With the addition of a third facility in the Denver area, we are able to offer customers broad availability of high-quality data center and interconnect-oriented colocation, connected by a deep fiber footprint.”

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