Boulder, Colo. – April 7, 2015 – zColo, the colocation business of international Bandwidth Infrastructure services provider Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO), today announced its Atlanta data center located at 1100 White Street SW is now OIX-2 certified.
The Open-IX Association is an Internet community dedicated to improving interconnect and Internet peering globally as well as increasing the reliability, resiliency, and competitiveness of massive-scale interconnection for all. The organization promotes a simplified neutral and distributed Internet exchange system through the implementation of Internet Exchange and data center consensus-based community standards. Open-IX certification is awarded to data centers that adhere to community-derived standards of operation and client service, which reduces the complexity that restricts interconnection in fragmented markets.
“Becoming Open-IX certified further enhances the value we provide to our customers by increasing connectivity options and creating a neutral environment for low cost, flexible, scalable peering between content providers, carriers, and enterprises,” said Stephanie Copeland, president of zColo at Zayo. “We look forward to continuing to provide our customers with the consistency and performance they demand, and an enhanced ecosystem for connectivity.”
“The Open-IX Association proudly grants OIX-2 certification to Zayo’s Atlanta data center facility, the 22nd Open-IX-certified U.S. data center and a testament to the growth and continued adoption of the initiative,” added David Temkin, Co-Founder of the Open-IX Association and Chairman of the Board.
For more information on compliance, services and pricing, please visitzayo.com/services/colocation/open-ix.
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 suite of dark fiber, mobile infrastructure, and cloud & connectivity services to wireline and wireless customers, data centers, Internet content providers, high-bandwidth enterprises, and government agencies across its robust 82,000 route mile network. The company also offers 45 carrier-neutral data center facilities across the US and France. Zayo was the first to offer bandwidth shopping and buying in under 2 minutes through Tranzact. Visit zayo.com for more information.
About Open-IX Association
The Open-IX Association (OIX) is an Internet community effort to improve the landscape of Internet peering and massive-scale interconnection. OIX encourages the development of neutral and distributed Internet exchanges while promoting uniform standards of performance for interconnections backed by the Internet community. The Association aims to promote common and uniform specifications for data transfer and physical connectivity and improve overall Internet performance by developing criteria and methods of measurement to reduce the complexity that restricts massive-scale interconnection in fragmented markets. The OIX Board is comprised of volunteer representatives from the Internet community, including William Charnock, Christian Koch, Chris Malayter, Keith Mitchell, Josh Snowhorn, David Temkin, and Barry Tishgart. More information about OIX can be found by visiting www.open-ix.org.
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