Zayo lands 5-Tbps wavelength deal for data center interconnect

Dec. 2, 2019
Zayo says it continues to see an uptick in capacity demand, particularly from webscale, content, and cloud providers. “Our customers are no longer talking gigabits -- they’re talking terabits on multiple diverse routes,” asserts Zayo SVP Julia Robin.

By STEPHEN HARDY, Lightwave -- Zayo Group Holdings (NYSE: ZAYO) says it has won a deal from an undisclosed customer for 5 Tbps of wavelength services. The customer will use the capacity for data center interconnect. Zayo says the award is the largest in its history.

Zayo says it continues to see an uptick in capacity demand, particularly from webscale, content, and cloud providers looking for diverse, high-capacity, highly reliable connectivity for data center interconnect.

“Our customers are no longer talking gigabits -- they’re talking terabits on multiple diverse routes,” said Julia Robin, senior vice president of transport at Zayo. “Zayo’s owned infrastructure, scalable capacity on unique routes, and ability to turn up services quickly positions us to be the provider of choice for high-capacity infrastructure.”

The fiber-optic network services provider adds that enterprises in such sectors as finance, retail, pharma, and others are asking for higher-speed metro wavelength services.

Zayo says it meets such needs by offering dedicated bandwidth to major data centers, carrier hotels, cable landing stations, and enterprise locations via its long-haul and metro networks.

Zayo asserts it adds new routes and optical technologies to eliminate local stops, reduce the distance between essential markets, and minimize regeneration points. It offers express, ultra-low and low-latency routes, and private dedicated networks.

STEPHEN HARDY is Editorial Director and Associate Publisher of CablingInstall's sister brand, Lightwave.

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