Zayo Group has unveiled its updated cloud portfolio to complement its base of infrastructure and connectivity services. The post-Latisys integration relaunch provides customers with a full product set, which includes private, public and hybrid infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud services in the U.S. and Europe. This encompasses high-performance, scalable, virtualized and non-virtualized compute and storage on a compliance audit-ready platform.
Zayo’s strategic expansion is driven by its acquisition of Latisys, with additional capabilities from cloud platforms obtained through the AtlantaNAP and Neo acquisitions. Zayo’s portfolio of cloud services includes a host of value-added managed services that can be layered on to custom tailored solutions for added performance, security, scalability and continuity. These services include security services such as managed firewall, threat management and log management, performance services, such as load balancing, monitoring and database management and a variety of storage and backup solutions, including fully featured disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS).
According to IDC, the growth of public cloud IaaS workloads surpassed the growth of on-premises workloads for the first time last year. In addition, private cloud is expected to outpace public cloud in the coming years because of additional security and delivery options. Many enterprises opt for a hybrid of public and private cloud solutions, using public cloud for non-sensitive data and operations and private cloud for sensitive data that require additional control and security.
“The rapid adoption of cloud services makes Zayo's expansion into this market a natural extension of our bandwidth infrastructure business,” said Chris Morley, COO and president of Cloud and Connectivity at Zayo. “Through acquisition and investment, we have built a set of private and hybrid cloud solutions that are compelling in their own right and even more so when combined with our extensive fiber and data center facilities.”
More than 7,000 enterprises and government organizations rely on Zayo as their provider of critical bandwidth and IT infrastructure solutions. With eight cloud enabled platforms geographically dispersed across its 45 data centers and six million fiber miles of network throughout the United States and Europe, Zayo can easily deliver multi-site redundancy, secure cloud-based disaster recovery and connectivity to enterprise and infrastructure locations.
“Only [Zayo] was able to tailor a customized, innovative hybrid solution exactly to our needs — while also being able to scale everything from storage to network load balancing to backups,” said Khalid Namez, director of IT, Fishbowl. “Today, we have an extremely solid and stable infrastructure platform with a professional support team that understands the importance of our customer SLAs and confidently stands behind them.”
This article was originally posted “Zayo Introduces Cloud Infrastructure Services” from Cloud Strategy Magazine.