By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor
In order to meet the elevated customer demand, zColo, the data center and colocation business of Zayo Group Holdings, plans to implement a significant 10,000 square-foot expansion of its Las Vegas data center facility.
Boulder, Colo.-based Zayo made the decision after it reached the full capacity of the original center, which will include 28,000 square feet of billable space by late November 2015. The company acquired the facility in 2012 from MarquisNet, marking Zayo’s 18th acquisition since 2007. Zayo’s zColo footprint in the U.S. currently totals 36 facilities and more than 490,000 square feet of billable space.
Based on contracted bookings to date, zColo has achieved a greater than 60 percent unlevered return on its initial investment.
“Demand for colocation and interconnection services in Las Vegas continues to be very strong,” said Stephanie Copeland, president of Zayo’s zColo. “The strong demand from our specific customer base led us to this expansion and we look forward to participating in the broader growth that the market is experiencing.
Located near the McCarran International Airport, the facility provides colocation and interconnection services in Las Vegas and serves many California businesses who rely on it for disaster recovery.
“Companies need one and often two back-up data centers to safeguard their mission-critical data in the event of a natural disaster or other major outage,” said Copeland.
The data center provides access to Zayo’s extensive fiber network in the U.S. and Europe as well as its full suite of bandwidth solutions, including dark fiber, wavelengths, Ethernet and IP. The data center also offers interconnections to nine major carriers.
The expanded space will be available in late November 2015.
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