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Zayo Wins 2017 IBM Choice Award for North America Top Strategic Service Provider

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) was named a winner of an IBM Choice Award for North America Top Strategic Service Provider. Honored at the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference in Las Vegas, Zayo’s Cloud Infrastructure group was recognized for the launch of its Object-Based Storage offering. The solution leverages IBM’s Cleversafe technology to deliver a secure, reliable and scalable storage solution suitable for a broad set of workloads.

The IBM Choice Awards recognize select IBM Business Partners for their outstanding performance and commitment to delivering IBM-based solutions and mutually significant business impact. Winners are selected annually across a range of categories by IBM leadership in each geographic region and are renowned for building superior customer relationships.

"Our IBM Choice Award winners set the bar high and consistently deliver client satisfaction and business excellence," said Marc Dupaquier, general manager, IBM Global Business Partners. “We’re pleased to honor Zayo’s Object-Based Storage offering for continuing to uphold IBM values in pursuit of helping clients thrive in the cognitive era.”

“This honor underscores the value of our relationship with IBM Cleversafe and our commitment to delivering a forward-looking solution for customers in multiple sectors,” said Jack Waters, CTO and president of Network Solutions at Zayo. “The combination of Object-Based Storage with our high-capacity network enables enterprises to accommodate the growing volumes of data they are generating, analyzing and storing.”

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) provides communications infrastructure services, including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud infrastructure to the world’s leading businesses. Customers include wireless and wireline carriers, media and content companies and finance, healthcare and other large enterprises. Zayo’s 115,400-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. In addition to high-capacity dark fiber, wavelength, Ethernet and other connectivity solutions, Zayo offers colocation and cloud infrastructure in its carrier-neutral data centers. Zayo provides clients with flexible, customized solutions and self-service through Tranzact, an innovative online platform for managing and purchasing bandwidth and services.