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Press Release -- June 14th, 2021
Source: proximity, Zayo Group

Zayo connects to Proximity’s edge colocation data centre in North West England.

Data centre & high speed low latency services across Liverpool and Manchester Conurbations.

Oxford, UK – 7th June 2021: Proximity Data Centres Limited, the UK’s fastest growing regional edge colocation data centre provider, today announced a major network enhancement to its edge colocation data centre at Chester Gates (Proximity Edge 4).

Proximity is collaborating with Zayo Group to deliver a high-capacity low latency fibre network to businesses located in the North West of England, allowing a range of high-speed services to be delivered including ultrafast broadband connections. In addition, the new Zayo network point of presence at Proximity Edge 4 will offer low latency circuits to data centre hubs in Dublin and the USA, therefore allowing increased resilience for customer organisations requiring multiple connections to cloud services. Zayo will complete the connection within the next three months.

This initiative is in line with Proximity Data Centres’ ongoing North West go-to-market colocation data centre strategy. The company opened two edge colocation data centres – in Liverpool and Chester – last December.

John Hall, Managing Director – Colocation – Proximity Data Centres said, “I am delighted that Zayo is working with us to deliver high-capacity low latency services to the North West. Since acquiring two data centres in the region last year, which added a further six megawatts to our portfolio, we have had significant demand from businesses, applications developers and content delivery networks looking to use these high-quality facilities to move data and content closer to users. Collaborating with Zayo will allow us to offer enhanced services to these customers.”

“Proximity’s colocation data centre at Chester Gates is ideally located as a strategic point of presence for Zayo’s high-capacity fibre network extending between Dublin and the North West of England,” said Yannick Leboyer, Chief Operations Officer of Zayo, Europe. “This collaboration supports  the growing network demands and low latency needs of many more businesses and service providers across the North West region.”

Proximity’s growing network of UK regional edge data centres will expand to 20 sites within the next 12 to 18 months. This will enable the company to offer UK-wide coverage with all its edge data centres selected for their proximity to major conurbation areas. Its scalable edge facilities meet individual customer requirements, from specific regional data centre services through to multi-site rollouts. Built to tier 3 industry standards and ISO 9001 Quality, 14001 Environmental and 27001 Security compliant, all data centre grid electricity is sourced from 100% renewable providers. In addition, each data centre develops renewable energy solutions, including battery storage, solar and wind power wherever possible.


About Proximity Data Centres

Proximity Data Centres operates a rapidly growing trusted network of regional carrier-neutral edge data centres across the UK. These allow clients to locate their data in local markets, close to the data end user. By choosing Proximity’s network of edge data centres enterprise, public cloud and content service provider organisations maximise competitive edge through reduced latency, enabling improved response times and reduced transit costs.

The company is fully committed to providing energy efficient and sustainable facilities which are built to tier 3 industry standards and are ISO 9001, 14001 and 27001 compliant. Full on-site support, transition and onboarding is provided to customers. For maximum convenience, a straightforward customer contracting model is provided with a single set of SLAs covering one or multiple sites, as required. Scope of services is tailored to suit regional demand.

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

Further Information:

Proximity Data Centres

T: +44 (0)3300 250 138

Press Contact:

Nigel Parker

Fulfil Communications

T: +44 (0)7778 872457

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