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Press Release -- May 26th, 2016
Source: Zayo Group

Packet Selects Zayo for International Connectivity

Customer leverages IP and FlexConnect for capacity and flexibility


Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (ZAYO) was selected by Packet, a NYC-based infrastructure startup, for IP and Ethernet connectivity. The high-performance network connects Packet’s New York, Northern California and Amsterdam locations, enabling access to Packet’s bare metal server solutions.

Packet is leveraging Zayo’s FlexConnect Ethernet solution and Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) ports to provide customers with access to single-tenant bare metal servers at affordable hourly rates. With FlexConnect, Packet can easily provision their bandwidth on Zayo’s Tranzact platform and only pay for the data they use. The solution meets Packet’s requirements for dense connectivity options along with flexibility to scale.

“This customized solution will provide Packet with global transport that provides both the capacity and on-demand connectivity that is ideal for their business model,” said Max Clauson, executive vice president of Network Connectivity at Zayo. “We’re leveraging European network assets we acquired from Viatel along with our extensive U.S. network.”

“We are supercharging our platform with Zayo’s network while bringing new compute options to DevOps teams globally,” said Zachary Smith, CEO of Packet. “As a startup that is in rapid growth mode, Zayo’s solutions provided the flexibility we needed, along with the ability to quickly deploy and scale with us as we grow.”

Increasingly, startups are turning to dedicated infrastructure solutions to accommodate rapid changes in size and scope. According to CB Insights, more than 160 startups formed in the last five years have achieved at least $1 billion in valuation.

About Zayo Group

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (ZAYO) provides communications infrastructure services, including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud services to the world’s leading businesses. Customers include wireless and wireline carriers, media and content companies and finance, healthcare and other large enterprises. Zayo’s 112,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. In addition to high-capacity dark fiber, wavelength, Ethernet and other connectivity solutions, Zayo offers colocation and cloud services in its carrier-neutral data centers. Zayo provides clients with flexible, customized solutions and self-service through Tranzact, an innovative online platform for managing and purchasing bandwidth and services. For more information, visit

About Packet

At Packet, we're out to build a better internet by supercharging the container revolution with smart, API-driven bare metal and a never-congested network. Our platform brings public cloud style automation to bare metal: deploy dedicated servers in just minutes; always available, and program against them via API, cloud-init, and dozens of integrations. Learn more at

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