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Kao partners with Zayo to expand connectivity at Harlow campus

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Kao Data has signed a carrier agreement with communications infrastructure provider Zayo to expand the connectivity solutions at its data centre campus in Harlow.

Zayo will deploy two new points-of-presence (PoPs) at Kao Data’s KLON-01 data centre, to support new multi-gigabit lit and dark fibre capabilities. The partnership will also allow organisations to connect directly from the US to Europe via Zeus, Zayo’s subsea fibre optic cable, which runs from the UK to the Netherlands.

Kao Data’s Harlow campus is home to some of the UK’s most advanced high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) systems, including NVIDIA’s Cambridge-1 supercomputer.

“As dependency on digital infrastructure continues to accelerate, it’s vital that we provide customers working across cloud, enterprise and financial services with diverse and resilient connectivity solutions that minimise latency,” said Spencer Lamb, CCO, Kao Data. “By partnering with Zayo, we’re increasing our high performance connectivity capabilities in Harlow – providing advantageous routes from North America into the UK and Europe, and avoiding London’s congested Internet routes via Zeus.”

Yannick Leboyer, Chief Operating Officer at Zayo Europe, added, “At Zayo, we understand the increasing reliance on robust digital infrastructure and the imperative of delivering diverse and resilient connectivity options to meet the evolving needs of our customers.

“Zayo’s extensive network provides our own and our partners’ customers across financial services, AI, cloud, and enterprises with the speed, reliability, and diversity they need to be successful and gain a competitive advantage in today’s market. We are happy to partner with Kao Data on our shared efforts to reshape digital connectivity and ensure our customers stay ahead of the curve and thrive in today’s fast-paced digital ecosystem.”

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