Zayo Group, LLC (“Zayo”), an international provider of Bandwidth Infrastructure services, today announced an alliance agreement with Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR) to expand the Digital Realty direct connect cloud offering.
Through the agreement, Digital Realty customers will have the ability to access Zayo’s Connect to the Cloud platform, which offers access to more than 24 leading cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and IBM SoftLayer. The direct connect option improves the user experience for enterprise customers by providing lower-latency connectivity, increased security, and lower bandwidth costs. Digital Realty clients will be able to deploy hybrid cloud solutions through Zayo’s Cloud connectivity platform. They will also be able to access pricing, place orders, and view existing and pending services through Tranzact, Zayo’s innovative shopping platform.
Digital Realty is one of the largest data center providers worldwide, with more than 130 locations across 4 continents and 11 countries. Zayo’s network, which spans more than 81,000 route miles and connects to more than 500 data centers, is connected to the majority of Digital Realty locations, enabling the two companies to offer complementary infrastructure to customers
“This agreement builds on a long standing relationship with Zayo and our customers benefit from Zayo’s extensive network and ability to quickly deploy solutions for customers,” said Mike Bohlig, director of global alliances at Digital Realty. “Zayo’s footprint complements our global portfolio of data centers, enabling us to provide mutual customers with a diverse set of services, including connectivity to a wide range of cloud providers.”
“Zayo and Digital Realty both supply customers with the IT infrastructure businesses depend on to manage mission-critical data and applications,” said John Real, vice president of strategic partnerships at Zayo. “We look forward to expanding our relationship with Digital Realty, and providing both new and existing customers with connectivity to a growing number of cloud providers.”
For more information on Zayo and its Connect to the Cloud platform, please visit www.zayo.com/network/cloud-connectivity.
For more information on Digital Realty’s data center solutions, please visit www.digitalrealty.com.
About Zayo Group
Based in Boulder, Colo., Zayo Group provides comprehensive Bandwidth Infrastructure services in over 300 markets throughout the US and Europe. Zayo delivers a full suite of lit services and dark fiber products to wireline and wireless customers, data centers, Internet content providers, high-bandwidth enterprises, and government agencies across its robust 81,000 route mile network. The company also offers 37 carrier-neutral colocation facilities across the US and France. Please visit www.zayo.com for more information about Zayo and its fiber solutions.
About Digital Realty
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. supports the data center and colocation strategies of more than 600 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centers located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Digital Realty’s clients include domestic and international companies of all sizes, ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, gaming, life sciences and consumer products. www.digitalrealty.com