Zayo links into UK edge data centre

Proximity Data Centres’s growing network of UK regional edge data centres will expand to 18 sites within the next 12 to 18 months.

By João Marques Lima

Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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June 07, 2021 | 11:19 PM BST

Regional edge colocation data centre provider Proximity Data Centres has announced it is collaborating with Zayo Group to deliver a high-capacity low latency fibre network to businesses located in the North West of England.

The partnership has been constructed to allow a range of high-speed services to be delivered including ultrafast broadband connections at the company’s Chester Gates data centre.

In addition, the new Zayo network point of presence at Proximity Edge 4 will offer low latency circuits to data centre hubs in Dublin and the USA, therefore allowing increased resilience for customer organisations requiring multiple connections to cloud services.

The parties said Zayo will complete the connection within the next three months. 

This initiative is in line with Proximity Data Centres’ ongoing North West go-to-market colocation data centre strategy. The company opened two edge colocation data centres – in Liverpool and Chester – last December.

John Hall, managing director of colocation at Proximity Data Centres, said: “Since acquiring two data centres in the region last year, which added a further six megawatts to our portfolio, we have had significant demand from businesses, applications developers and content delivery networks looking to use these high-quality facilities to move data and content closer to users. Collaborating with Zayo will allow us to offer enhanced services to these customers.”

Yannick Leboyer, Chief Operations Officer of Zayo, Europe, added: “Proximity’s colocation data centre at Chester Gates is ideally located as a strategic point of presence for Zayo’s high-capacity fibre network extending between Dublin and the North West of England.

“This collaboration supports the growing network demands and low latency needs of many more businesses and service providers across the North West region.”


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