It’s been a busy week for Zayo already, especially with European data center operators. Today they announced they have hooked up Volta’s data center on Great Sutton Street in central London, which will be of interest to the low latency guys. Zayo has been continuing on the path AboveNet had been following with its UK business and London metro fiber, if not accelerating things as they usually do.
Meanwhile, they’ve also partnered up with EvoSwitch on both sides of the Atlantic. EvoSwitch entered the Northern Virginia data center market last fall, giving it a foothold outside its home turf in Amsterdam. Zayo will be providing both dark and lit services out of both facilities. Zayo has a huge presence in the DC area now of course, but Amsterdam was a new market for AboveNet prior to the acquisition. I’m curious to see if Zayo puts money into a metro expansion there and in the other European expansion markets.
And Zayo Group’s cousin VoIP company, Onvoy, doesn’t get much press so it was interesting to see them announce an expansion of their own. They’ve extended their wholesale voIP coverage into New York City with an additional 121 rate centers. Onvoy is where all the VoIP business from Zayo’s various acquisitions went to, including those of the original Onvoy up in Minnesota but also a sizeable chunk of 360Networks. Both companies are owned by Zayo Group Holdings, and Onvoy’s underlying fiber connectivity comes from Zayo of course.