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Zayo Announces Plans to Extend Dark Fiber into Data Foundry’s Houston 2 Data Center

Data Foundry, a leading provider of data center colocation, disaster recovery and managed services, today announced that Zayo Group, LLC (“Zayo”), a global provider of Bandwidth Infrastructure services, will be one of the first carriers to extend its services to customers in Data Foundry’s Houston 2 Data Center. Zayo plans to build diverse dark fiber routes into the data center in order to offer dark fiber, wavelengths, Ethernet, and IP services to customers. Houston 2 is a 350,000 square foot purpose-built data center currently being constructed in North Houston’s Greens Crossing district. The facility will open in the first quarter of 2015.

Following the fiber build, Data Foundry will be able to offer its Houston customers connectivity to Zayo’s robust network, which spans more than 77,000 route miles across the U.S. and Europe and connects to more than 14,000 on-net buildings.

“Zayo will be one of the first carriers to build into our new Houston 2 data center,” said Edward Henigin, CTO, Data Foundry. “We will open the facility with multiple carrier options ready to service our customers on day one, and look forward to offering Zayo’s services as one of these options.”

Houston 2 will be Data Foundry’s second and largest Houston data center and will reside on an 18-acre tract the company purchased in 2013. With capabilities for 60 megawatts of power, the facility will have a chilled water-cooling system, a 185mph wind-rated structure and will offer carrier-neutral network access to more than 10 On-Net fiber carriers.

“Zayo’s network provides secure, high-bandwidth connectivity to meet the demands of customers,” said Zach Nebergall, vice president of dark fiber at Zayo Group. “Extending our fiber network into Data Foundry's Houston 2 facility expands our list of on-net buildings and provides Data Foundry customers access to our extensive network, which reaches 45 states and eight countries.”

For more information on Data Foundry’s Houston 2 Data Center, visit www.datafoundry.com.

For more information on Zayo, visit www.zayo.com.

About Data Foundry

Data Foundry provides comprehensive wholesale and retail data center outsourcing, colocation, and disaster recovery services. The company provides its customers with secure premium facilities for servers and equipment, emergency workspace and carrier-neutral network accessibility, supported by experienced onsite technicians and customer support 24/7/365. The company supports more than 1,000 enterprise customers across a variety of industries including energy, healthcare and financial services. Founded in 1994, Data Foundry was the first Internet Service Provider in San Antonio and one of the first 50 Internet Service Providers in the United States. Today, Data Foundry operates data centers in Austin and Houston and owns private networks in Austin, Houston, San Antonio and Dallas. For more information, visit www.datafoundry.com or call 1.888.839.2794.

Data Foundry is a trademark of Data Foundry, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

About Zayo Group

Based in Boulder, Colo., Zayo Group provides comprehensive Bandwidth Infrastructure services in over 295 markets throughout the US and Europe. Zayo delivers a full suite of lit services and dark fiber products to wireline and wireless customers, data centers, Internet content providers, high-bandwidth enterprises, and government agencies across its robust 77,000 route mile network. The company also offers 27 carrier-neutral colocation facilities across the US. Please visit www.zayo.com for more information about Zayo and its fiber solutions.

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