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Zayo Scores Two More California Data Centers

Zayo Group Holdings continued to expand its presence in California with a $12 million acquisition of Mexico-based KIO Networks’ San Diego data centers, according to a press release.

The two facilities, located in the city’s metropolitan area, total more than 100,000 square feet and 2 MW, with additional power available. These additions to Zayo’s portfolio will go a long way toward meeting the growing needs of customers in IT, healthcare and professional services in San Diego, the company says.

“California is an important hub of the global economy, and this acquisition further strengthens Zayo’s position as a leading infrastructure provider,” said T.J. Karklins, senior VP of Zayo’s zColo business segment, in a statement. “Customers increasingly require solutions that require network connectivity, colocation, and cloud infrastructure. Zayo offers all three at scale.”

Customers will be able to connect to Zayo’s expansive 8,000-mile fiber network, which now includes a subsea fiber route up the coast of California, recently acquired from Electric Lightwave.

Zayo’s data centers span the West Coast, from Seattle, Washington; to Santa Clara in Northern California; to Los Angeles, Irvine in Orange County; and south to San Diego. The company owns 40 data centers across North America and Europe.

Last month, the Boulder, Colorado-based company announced a significant expansion to its Los Angeles data center with a new location at One Wilshire Building, according to a press release. This location is a key point of connectivity between North America and Asia’s Pacific Coast, making it one of the most significant carrier hotels in the world.

The facility adds 24,215 total square feet and 2 MW to meet strong customer demand in the city. The company also announced a new agreement with a major webscale company, whose name it did not disclose, as an anchor tenant in the Los Angeles facility.

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About the Author

Technology writer and editor Karen Riccio spent 15 years as managing editor for Data Center Management magazine, published by AFCOM – a leading industry association whose mission is to advance the professional development of individuals in the field of data center and facilities management. She is currently content editor for AFCOM.com as well as its weekly newsletter. Karen also oversees the Industry Perspectives section of Data Center Knowledge. She can be reached at karen.riccio@penton.com.

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