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Press Release -- February 8th, 2021
Source: pulsant, Zayo Group
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Pulsant Invests £8m in National Network for Edge Computing

Leading IT infrastructure services provider Pulsant has today announced a significant investment in a new national network enabling edge computing. The network will be facilitated through an agreement with Zayo Group Inc., a global leader in communications infrastructure.

The collaboration will see 10 Pulsant data centres across the UK connected via Zayo’s high-performance fibre network to build a unique digital ecosystem. This will allow clients to access and benefit from connections to the edge, no matter where they are located or where their business takes place.

The £8M investment will create and maintain a high-capacity, low latency and agile network capable of delivering sub 5 millisecond latency to over 95% of the UK population from Pulsant’s sovereign UK data centres. The new network will provide the infrastructure to support the next generation of innovative applications, as businesses look to adopt and deploy distributed multi-cloud strategies.

“At Pulsant we’ve always been committed to supporting the evolving needs of our clients. This collaboration  with Zayo provides a cutting-edge network that will unlock the opportunities of edge computing for many organisations,” said Pulsant CEO Rob Coupland. “Combining our diverse portfolio of data centres and Zayo’s innovative fibre solutions, this unique new network will bring reliable, scalable and high-capacity coverage to businesses across the whole of the UK.”

“Pulsant’s impressive network of data centres serving businesses in every region across the UK will be critical to meet the growing demands of edge cloud traffic,” added Zayo’s Managing Director of Europe,  Jesper Aagaard. “Coupled with Zayo’s unique, low latency fibre network, this digital infrastructure will drive the next evolution of edge computing and bring its benefits to customers.”

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About Pulsant

Pulsant is a leading IT infrastructure services provider with a core focus on colocation, cloud and networking to UK companies.  Pulsant connects organisations to a secure, scalable IT infrastructure and the UK’s digital edge through a national network of data centres and cloud platforms.

The company provides a comprehensive portfolio of services deployed on-premise, off-premise or using a hybrid approach whilst ensuring the security, compliance and resilience of business-critical applications.

For more information, visit https://www.pulsant.com/

About Zayo Group

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. provides mission-critical bandwidth to the world’s most impactful companies, fueling the innovations that are transforming our society. Zayo’s 126,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. Zayo’s communications infrastructure solutions include dark fiber, private data networks, wavelengths, Ethernet, dedicated internet access and data center connectivity solutions. Zayo owns and operates a Tier 1 IP backbone and through its CloudLink service, Zayo provides low-latency private connectivity that attaches enterprises to their public cloud environments. Zayo serves wireless and wireline carriers, media, tech, content, finance, healthcare and other large enterprises. For more information, visit https://zayo.com/

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