London and Farnborough, Hampshire – 11 December 2014 – Ark Data Centres (“Ark”), dedicated to the design, construction and operation of UK data centres, has announced an agreement with Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO), an international provider of fibre-based Bandwidth Infrastructure services, to expand its data centre connectivity. Extending an agreement previously held with Geo Networks Ltd (“Geo”), acquired by Zayo in May 2014, Zayo will connect Ark’s Cody Park data centre, based in the south of England, to Zayo’s extensive network. Zayo’s network will provide the location with high bandwidth connectivity, driving access to its extensive network and enabling Cody Park to deliver highly scalable, high capacity dark fibre services to London and the UK.
In 2011, Geo provided Ark’s Spring Park facility in Corsham, Wiltshire, with a dark fibre connection, enabling Ark customers to scale to increasing data volumes. The additional connection of Cody Park further enhances Ark’s connectivity partner network into the site, providing customers with the dedicated fibre provision required to support the application of critical data.
Zayo’s UK fibre-optic network spans more than 450,000km and connects over 130 data centres via unique routes, with network reach into communications hubs such as Docklands, Slough, Manchester and Dublin. Following its acquisition of Geo, Zayo added over 2,100 route miles to its European network, and connectivity to 587 on-net buildings. Zayo’s connectivity for Ark will span a 21km distance.
“At Ark, we strive to provide a quality customer experience at every opportunity,” explained Huw Owen, CEO of Ark Data Centres. “Zayo’s services are widely used by the financial sector and this extension of the existing Geo relationship is highly strategic for us. The investment will ultimately allow us to address the needs of those financial companies and others looking to host out of London.”
“Zayo’s London dark fibre network offers flexibility and control, providing Ark customers with the resilient, secure network connections they need to support existing and future business needs,” commented Alastair Kane, European Vice President at Zayo. “Expanding our relationship with Ark not only provides Ark customers with access to Zayo’s service offerings, but further enhances the connectivity options we’re able to offer Zayo customers.”
Learn more about Ark Data Centres at www.arkdatacentres.co.uk/why-ark/.
Learn more about Zayo and its fibre-optic network at www.zayo.com.
About Ark Data Centres
Ark Data Centres designs, constructs and operates the UK's most efficient data centres. It has pioneered the use of free air-cooling, a unique monitoring system, real time dynamic cooling and load matching technology that gives its clients the lowest TCO along with the greatest operational flexibility. Dedicated to innovation, Ark’s modular, state-of-the-art sites in Hampshire and Wiltshire will be the largest in Europe and were the first to contractually guarantee power usage efficiency (PUE) for clients.
An independent company that prides itself on being easy to do business with, Ark Data Centres boasts the lowest total cost of ownership in the world and has saved both millions of pounds and millions of tonnes of carbon for organisations in the defence, telecommunications, government and financial services sectors. Capable of operating at the highest levels of security, Ark’s incremental approach to building out its data centre campuses means it is constantly innovating, building to the latest operational requirements of its clients and minimising the operational legacy. Through an optimised logistics support chain it has and will continue to deliver operational data centres in just 12 weeks.
www.arkdatacentres.co.uk, Tel: 0845 389 3355, Twitter.com/arkdatacentres
About Zayo Group
Based in Boulder, Colo., Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) is a publicly traded company that provides comprehensive Bandwidth Infrastructure services in over 300 markets throughout the US and Europe. Zayo delivers a full suite of lit services and dark fiber products to wireline and wireless customers, data centers, Internet content providers, high-bandwidth enterprises, and government agencies across its robust 81,500 route mile network. The company also offers 37 carrier-neutral colocation facilities across the US and France. Please visit www.zayo.com for more information about Zayo and its fiber solutions.