The connected Edge data center is already in Chester Gates, west of Manchester. And Zayo is about to complete a new connection to Proximity’s Edge data center in Nottingham.

Zayo has already connected a Birmingham data center that Proximity purchased earlier this year.

“We are delighted that Zayo continues to increase its points of presence across our growing footprint of regional edge data centers in the UK,” said John Hall (pictured), managing director of colocation at Proximity Data Centers.

“This is in line with our strategy to enable Proximity sites to operate as secure interconnected regional communication hubs for the benefit of our customers, providing the widest availability of various high-speed, low-latency fiber optic connections to carriers, to ISPs and cloud providers. ”

Zayo’s new dark fiber connection to Edge 4 in Chester Gates enables service providers to deliver a range of low latency services to businesses in the North West of England, including a growing number of app developers and content providers looking to move data and content closer to users.

Hall said, “Together with Zayo, we will deliver ultra-low latency on-ramp cloud services to all major public cloud providers.”

Services offered by Zayo will include dark fiber, Ethernet, wavelengths and IP. Additionally, the company provides low latency circuits of Proximity Edge 4 to data center hubs in Manchester, Dublin and the United States, allowing their customers increased resiliency when connecting to cloud services.

Andrew Tipping, UK Business Development Manager for Zayo, said: “Proximity’s edge data centers are ideal points of presence for Zayo, allowing us to meet the growing demand from businesses and service providers for more network capacity in key regional areas. Connecting to Proximity’s strategic hubs in major UK cities allows us to better meet their latency, bandwidth and link needs.

Proximity’s expanding UK network of interconnected regional edge data centers currently includes sites in Birmingham, Bridgend, Swindon, Nottingham, Rugby, Liverpool, Chester Gates – near Manchester – and Wakefield. The company plans to have 20 sites available within the next 12 months, all near major cities.