CyrusOne co-founder and Houston entrepreneur David Ferdman inspired by leadership principles set forth by King Cyrus in the Cyrus Cylinder
Dallas, TX (June 11, 2013) – Global colocation solutions provider CyrusOne (:CONE, news) plans to celebrate the history of its namesake, King Cyrus, at a special June 12 event at the “Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia” exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The exhibition, which runs through June 14, features the Cyrus Cylinder, one of the most famous objects to have survived from the ancient world. Guests of CyrusOne have an opportunity to see the Cyrus Cylinder and other rare objects that tell the story of innovations initiated by Persian rule in the Ancient Near East.
According to CyrusOne President and CEO Gary Wojtaszek, the exhibition is significant because in 2000 the company’s original founder, Houston entrepreneur Dave Ferdman, chose to name his new company after King Cyrus, the ruler of ancient Persia.
“The leadership qualities set forth by King Cyrus, including self-reliance, generosity, brevity, loyalty, leading by example, respect, and service, really struck a chord with Dave as characteristics his new company should embody,” said Wojtaszek. “He named the company CyrusOne and incorporated the qualities and principles of King Cyrus into our core values and goals.”
Today, CyrusOne is known around the world as a preeminent provider of data center services. Its customers include nine of the global Fortune 20 companies and more than 100 of the Fortune 1000. Wojtaszek says the company’s success is due in part to having a strong foundation of core values which include helping customers manage their data center requirements with highly efficient and flexible solutions.
The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia
Dated 539 BC, the Cyrus Cylinder outlines a specific code of ethical behavior put forth by Persian King Cyrus the Great and is widely admired around the world. Inscribed in Babylonian cuneiform—the earliest form of writing—on the orders of King Cyrus, the Cyrus Cylinder is often referred to as the first bill of human rights. It was discovered in Babylon (now Iraq) in 1879 and has been on display at the British Museum ever since. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is one of only a handful of venues in North America to host the Cyrus Cylinder and other rare objects that tell the story of innovations initiated by Persian rule in the Ancient Near East. The exhibition opened May 3 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and runs through June 14.
CyrusOne Best-in-Class Facilities and Interconnectivity
CyrusOne specializes in highly reliable enterprise data center colocation, engineering facilities with the highest power redundancy (2N architecture), and power-density infrastructure required to deliver excellent availability. Earlier this year, CyrusOne launched its National Internet Exchange (IX) connecting its Phoenix, Ariz., facility to the first-ever statewide Texas IX the company established to connect all major sites in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.
The CyrusOne National IX enables customers to connect to their own enterprise-owned facilities and to third-party facilities to seamlessly engage the full ecosystem of business partners, content providers, networks, carriers, Internet service providers, and Ethernet buyers and sellers within a single metro area, between cities, and across regions. As a result, customers have the opportunity to drive additional revenue, reduce costs, and improve their quality of service.
CyrusOne operates 24 carrier-neutral data center facilities across the United States, Europe, and Asia that give customers the flexibility and scale to perfectly match their specific growth needs. The company is renowned for exceptional service and for building enduring customer relationships and high customer satisfaction levels. Customers include nine of the global Fortune 20 companies and more than 100 of the Fortune 1000.
CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) specializes in highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data center properties. The company provides mission-critical data center facilities that protect and ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for more than 500 customers, including nine of the global Fortune 20 and more than 100 of the Fortune 1000 companies.
CyrusOne's data center offerings provide the flexibility, reliability, and security that enterprise customers require and are delivered through a tailored, customer service-focused platform designed to foster long-term relationships. CyrusOne's Internet interconnection platform provides robust connectivity options for enterprises, content, and telecommunications companies. CyrusOne is committed to full transparency in communication, management, and service delivery throughout its 24 data centers worldwide.
|Mindy Miller or Lisa McLaughlin
gyro for CyrusOne
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