Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. will expand its European data center presence with a new location in Feltham, UK. The zColo facility, the company’s first data center in the London metro area, will add 30,000 total sq ft and 3.6 megawatts (MW) of critical power.
The new data center is driven by a commitment from a major anchor tenant and strong demand in the UK. The carrier-neutral facility, which is located at the confluence of the UK’s major telecom networks, provides extensive interconnectivity as well as access to Zayo’s global fiber backbone. It is located minutes from Heathrow.
The growth in consumer content, mobile business services, technology businesses and webscale cloud providers is driving demand for colocation space in London. Over the past several years, Zayo has leveraged network assets from Geo and Viatel, significantly growing its UK-based fiber business. The new data center provides an in-country location for these customers, meeting their requirements for high-capacity infrastructure that complies with Brexit-related data sovereignty laws.
“This new data center strengthens our commitment to the UK, providing customers with an excellent option for colocation and high-capacity fiber connectivity,” said TJ Karklins, senior vice president, Zayo's zColo business segment. “This facility will offer low-latency connectivity to Slough, city center, and even around central London for connection directly to France and the rest of Europe. We look forward to delivering high-compliance, network-neutral solutions from our growing European platform.”