On Friday, Zayo continued its string of wins with major cloud providers, albeit unnamed ones as usual. The Boulder-based infrastructure provider announced a major expansion of its relationship with said cloud provider.
Zayo sold dark fiber and wavelengths as part of multiple deals bolstering both capacity and network diversity. The dark fiber routes included fully redundant paths aimed at providing the triversity and even ‘quadversity’ that webscale and cloud operators are now demanding. Meanwhile, many wavelength routes were upgraded from 10G to 100G in order to meet the demands of traffic growth. Zayo will also be investing in additional metro depth to hook up the provider’s data centers.
That being said, few distinguishing details were revealed to indicate which of the big cloud players this was, since all of them are surely ‘longstanding customers’. For Zayo it’s usually Google of course, but I’d have thought they already had Google’s data centers on-net with metro fiber. Hence, this one could easily be Amazon or IBM or Microsoft, I’m going to go with Amazon.
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