Today, DataBank announced an agreement to acquire “zColo,” the North American and European data center assets of Zayo Group. The acquisition expands DataBank’s footprint from 20 data centers in 9 markets to 64 data centers in 29 markets, making it one of the largest privately-held data center operators in the U.S. More importantly, this transaction furthers our Data Center Evolved™ model, and enhances our ability to bring you the most powerful, flexible, and secure IT infrastructure services.
The zColo data center footprint will allow us to offer you additional geographic options to host your mission-critical data and workloads closer to end-user populations in key markets like Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, Miami, Boston, and New York City. You will also be able to access a dramatically expanded private cloud platform, and dozens of new network interconnection points and on-ramps to public cloud platforms.
These expanded colocation, cloud, and network platforms – combined with DataBank’s existing managed services, security, and compliance capabilities – will provide an unmatched ability to serve your evolving hybrid IT infrastructure needs today and far into the future.
But here’s what isn’t changing: DataBank’s commitment to inspire your confidence and remove the worry of managing mission-critical IT infrastructure. We will continue to provide the high levels of service, personal relationships, and operational excellence you have come to expect from DataBank, but with even greater reach and effectiveness.
The transaction is expected to close over the coming months. We’ll be in touch in the weeks ahead to share the exciting developments and capabilities that will emerge from this acquisition. Read more about the acquisition on our website.
From all of us at DataBank, thank you for your business and your support, and we look forward to serving you in an even greater capacity.