Enhances NJ1 Customers’ Network Reach to Europe
BOULDER, CO–(Marketwire – Mar 28, 2013) – Zayo Group, an international Bandwidth Infrastructure company, today announced its fiber network will now connect DuPont Fabros Technology’s (DFT) NJ1 data center located in Piscataway, N.J., to trans-Atlantic cable landing stations. This build provides diverse dark fiber connectivity over Zayo’s network to customers between NJ1 and two trans-Atlantic cable landing stations located in Tuckerton, N.J., and Manasquan, N.J., and enabling access to three trans-Atlantic cables — TAT-14, Atlantica-1 and Apollo.
Designed to LEED Gold Standards, NJ1 brings a new class of wholesale data center to the market by offering independent redundancy and security. Zayo’s diverse connectivity in NJ1 offers customers the ability to meet their data needs during disaster recovery situations. Zayo also provides a suite of services and fiber connectivity to all ten DFT data centers, which includes Ethernet, IP, Wavelengths and Dark Fiber. Data center connectivity is a critical focus for Zayo which currently has more than 11,000 buildings on net across the U.S. and Europe.
“Global connectivity is important in today’s cloud-based environments,” says Vinay Nagpal, Director of Carrier Relations for DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. “Zayo’s direct connection to the trans-Atlantic cable landing stations gives our customers the ability to reach Europe, thereby bypassing the congested network points in Manhattan while improving network performance.”
“Connecting into DuPont Fabros Technology’s NJ1 facility aligns with our strategy to connect to key Data Centers throughout our footprint,” says Jim Nolte, Senior Vice President of Sales at Zayo Group. “Customers at NJ1 will have enhanced connectivity to other Data Centers, Internet Peering locations, Carrier Hotels and enterprise locations.”
About DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc.
DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE: DFT) is a leading owner, developer, operator and manager of enterprise-class, carrier-neutral, large multi-tenanted wholesale data centers. The Company’s facilities are designed to offer highly specialized, efficient and safe computing environments in a low-cost operating model. The Company’s customers outsource their mission critical applications and include national and international enterprises across numerous industries, such as technology, Internet content providers, media, communications, cloud-based, healthcare and financial services. The Company’s ten data centers are located in four major U.S. markets, which total 2.5 million gross square feet and 218 megawatts of available critical load to power the servers and computing equipment of its customers. DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT) is headquartered in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit www.dft.com.
About Zayo Group
Based in Louisville, Colo., privately owned Zayo Group (www.zayo.com) is an international provider of fiber-based Bandwidth Infrastructure services and carrier-neutral colocation and interconnection services. Zayo serves wireline and wireless carriers, data centers, Internet content and services companies, high bandwidth enterprises, and federal, state and local government agencies. Zayo provides these services over metro, national, international and fiber-to-the-tower networks. With its acquisitions of USCarrier, FiberGate and AboveNet, Zayo’s network includes 72,800 route miles, serving 45 states and Washington, D.C. Its network serves approximately 11,104 on-net buildings, including 546 data centers, 553 carrier PoPs, and 2,845 cell towers. Zayo’s colocation assets include 141,000 billable square feet of interconnect-focused colocation space.