Zayo’s colocation business zColo has opened a new data center in Denver. The almost 20,000-square-foot, 2-megawatt facility is located downtown. It is Zayo’s third data center in Colorado.
Zayo established its initial presence in Denver through acquisition of colo and managed services provider Latisys and its two area data centers in Englewood and Centennial. The company's total footprint in Denver with the new facility is around 160,000 square feet.
The new Denver data center is carrier-neutral but offers Zayo’s own fiber-optic network with connectivity to a carrier hotel 910 15th Street.
“This is a strategic market expansion for zColo,” said Stephanie Copeland, president of zColo, in a press release. “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.”
Low rate of natural disasters, opportunity for free cooling, and a skilled tech workforce all work into Denver’s favor as a data center market.
Other Denver data center providers include ViaWest, which launched its fifth, 140,000 square foot facility there last year/ CoreSite is expanding in Denver as well as other markets. H5 Data Centers recently announced an $8 million investment in facility upgrades to its Denver campus.