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Zayo Receives Hewlett Packard Enterprise Customer Excellence Award


Company honored for hybrid infrastructure deployment

BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) and Canoe received the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Partner Ready for Service Providers 2016 Customer Excellence Award in the “Transform to a Hybrid Infrastructure” category. The companies were recognized based on Canoe’s successful implementation of Zayo’s hybrid infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solution.

Canoe’s video on demand (VOD) dynamic ad insertion (DAI) business has seen incredible growth since launching in 2013. The company went from over two billion decisions the first year, six billion the second, 11 billion in 2015, and is on target to top the number again in 2016. Their traditional IT infrastructure was challenged in sustaining this rate of growth. Canoe selected Zayo, a premier HPE partner, to implement a hybrid cloud infrastructure that would enable them to scale to meet their growth needs.

“Zayo’s hybrid cloud solution delivers an exceptional mix of flexibility and performance,” said Greg Friedman, executive vice president of Colocation and Cloud Infrastructure at Zayo. “Now Canoe can continue on its impressive growth trajectory without the resource and time constraints of buying and maintaining their own infrastructure.”

“As our rapid growth increased our infrastructure demands, we knew traditional IT could not scale to meet our growing needs,” said Sid Gregory, senior vice president of architecture and engineering at Canoe. “By implementing a hybrid cloud environment, Zayo and HPE enabled us to eliminate the wait time for additional servers and rack space, which in turn allows us to get applications to market quickly.”

“The HPE Partner Ready for Service Providers 2016 Customer Excellence Award honors partners’ collaboration with their customers on business outcomes. We are delighted to bestow this year’s Transform to a Hybrid Infrastructure category award to Zayo Group,” said Chuck Adams, regional sales manager, HPE Partner Ready for Service Providers program.

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About Zayo Group

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) provides communications infrastructure services, including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud services 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 112,000-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 services 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. For more information, visit

About Canoe

Canoe is an advertising technology company dedicated to providing software and services to national television programming networks. The company is focused on delivering dynamically inserted advertising into national TV network programs available on cable operators’ VOD platforms. Canoe was founded by Comcast, Cox, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House Networks and has offices in Denver, CO, and New York City.

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