Your carrier just became your landlord. You no longer have any space/power/bandwidth negotiating power, none. Not happy with zayo bandwidth? Good luck dropping it, they have your assets in their cages. Want another carrier? No problem! But you'll be using zayo waves at $3k/pop/month. Want to move to another colo? Sure, but your bandwidth contract will continue at this location, so make sure to pay up the next x years bandwidth bill before you expect to pickup your gear. I also have 80gig of Zayo bandwidth.
A great "carrier neutral" (albeit not all that well connected, but had the advantage of not being owned by a carrier) just became a corporate colo "carrier neutral" (as long as you like zayo, plus zayo, plus some more zayo, and/or pay zayo to reach other carriers) facility.
I'm still out to lunch as to whether the CoreXchange founders intentionally screwed us (the anchor tenants and such who sung their praises on forums for years and signed decent sized deals) or not. I signed up with CoreXchange based on:
Peter Pathos' reputation
CoreXchange specifically not being owned by a carrier (so they would have no incentive to pressure my high bandwidth business)
my business dealing with The Planet (Softlayer) and Thanh whilst running my last business from 2004-2007
My personal feeling was that we were helping each other grow, by being decent to each other, and there was a lot of good will. My feeling now is that I've been bent over, with no lube, and my pants are down around my ankles.
If Peter Pathos and gang plan on getting into the colo game again, they've got a lot of kissing and making up to do. Call it "just business" if you like but a lot of us in the industry have long memories, and it's a small world.
Good luck to all with your shaftings (they're coming, you just don't realize it yet, Zayo is not a small business colocation operation).
A multi-year, and ?largest? tenant of the Harry Hines ex-CoreXchange datacenter,