Two data center facilities are getting some new connectivity from Zayo: a recently reborn one in New York City, and one that hasn’t even opened yet down in Houston.
Zayo is deploying a PoP at 325 Hudson in Manhattan. They have built out dual, diverse 432-count fiber into the building, and 216-count into the facility’s meet-me area. Since Jamestown, Amerimar, and Hunter Newby took over 325 Hudson a couple years ago, the data center’s name sure has been coming up a lot. But given Zayo’s depth in New York City, courtesy of AboveNet among others of their acquisitions, I’m a bit surprised those 240,000+ square feet weren’t already on-net.
Meanwhile, Austin-based Data Foundry has a large new facility going up in the the Greens Crossing district of North Houston. When the 350,000 square feet of new space comes online next year, Zayo will have the location hooked up to its fiber network. Texas is one of the remaining North American markets where I figure Zayo will sooner or later fill out its network further with an acquisition. Both FiberLight and Alpheus seem like they’d fit that bill should the opportunity arise.