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Packet Selects Zayo for International Connectivity

Customer leverages IP and FlexConnect for capacity and flexibility 

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) was selected by Packet, a NYC-based infrastructure startup, for IP and Ethernet connectivity. The high-performance network connects Packet’s New York, Northern California and Amsterdam locations, enabling access to Packet’s bare metal server solutions.

Packet is leveraging Zayo’s FlexConnect Ethernet solution and Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) ports to provide customers with access to single-tenant bare metal servers at affordable hourly rates. With FlexConnect, Packet can easily provision their bandwidth on Zayo’s Tranzact platform and only pay for the data they use. The solution meets Packet’s requirements for dense connectivity options along with flexibility to scale.

“This customized solution will provide Packet with global transport that provides both the capacity and on-demand connectivity that is ideal for their business model,” said Max Clauson, executive vice president of Network Connectivity at Zayo. “We’re leveraging European network assets we acquired from Viatel along with our extensive U.S. network.”

“We are supercharging our platform with Zayo’s network while bringing new compute options to DevOps teams globally,” said Zachary Smith, CEO of Packet. “As a startup that is in rapid growth mode, Zayo’s solutions provided the flexibility we needed, along with the ability to quickly deploy and scale with us as we grow.”

Increasingly, startups are turning to dedicated infrastructure solutions to accommodate rapid changes in size and scope. According to CB Insights, more than 160 startups formed in the last five years have achieved at least $1 billion in valuation.