Austin Data Center enhances the County's delivery of IT services, information availability, and security
Dallas, TX (October 22, 2013) – Building on its reputation as a premier colocation solutions provider in the state of Texas, CyrusOne (:CONE, news) is pleased to welcome Travis County Information Technology Services (ITS) to its newest Austin, Texas, data center located at Met Center Business Park. Travis County ITS, which supports 43 county departments with 20 lines of business, selected CyrusOne and the Austin Met Center II site to house its production data center environment.
“The goal of Travis County ITS is to enhance the overall performance of all county departments by providing high-quality information technology services,” explained Travis County Interim CIO Tanya Acevedo. “We assist in the execution of their functional responsibilities through innovative technology infrastructure and helpful technology services.”
“We are excited to welcome such a valued customer,” said Amanda Justice, data center solutions executive at CyrusOne. “The Travis County ITS group really has paved the way for other local government organizations to take advantage of data center colocation. All of CyrusOne’s U.S. data centers offer a tremendous opportunity for local government entities to centralize their IT operations into the trusted safety and security of CyrusOne colocation facilities.”
Prior to colocating with CyrusOne, Travis County had a data center housed in an antiquated basement site. In addition to the risk of system failures that could disrupt many day-to-day county operations, the county was running out of space for IT equipment needed to process and store increasingly large volumes of data. These challenges prompted Travis County ITS to review outsourcing options and begin the process of migrating its data center to CyrusOne’s Austin Met Center II facility. As a result, Travis County has the increased bandwidth it needs, better redundancy for network connections, and the safety and security of CyrusOne’s top-tier data center.
“I’m a big believer in colocation and in CyrusOne,” said IT Operations Director for Travis County Walter LaGrone. “Letting an experienced provider like CyrusOne manage facility-related areas such as heating, cooling, power, and physical security enables me and my team to focus on operating the county’s IT infrastructure. By freeing us from data center operations, we can now more efficiently deliver the service and quality that Travis County constituents require.”
Delivering Best-in-Class Enterprise Facilities and Robust Connectivity
CyrusOne specializes in highly reliable enterprise data center colocation solutions and engineers its facilities with the highest power redundancy (2N architecture) and the power-density infrastructure required to deliver excellent availability.
Customers also have access to the CyrusOne National Internet Exchange (National IX), which marries low-cost robust connectivity with the massively scaled data centers that CyrusOne is known for by virtually linking a dozen of its facilities in five metropolitan markets (Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and Phoenix).
With the CyrusOne National IX, Fortune 500 enterprises are able to implement cost-effective, multi-location data center platforms that meet the disaster recovery requirements of Sarbanes Oxley, HIPAA, PCI, NASDAQ, NYSE, and many other regulatory frameworks because they can ensure their data is protected and accessible 100 percent of the time across multiple sites located throughout the country.
CyrusOne operates 25 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 Fortune 20 companies and more than 100 of the Fortune 1000.
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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 550 customers, including nine of the 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 25 data centers worldwide.
About Travis County Information Technology Services
The Travis County Information Technology Services (ITS) department facilitates effective planning, deployment, and operation of information technologies and unified communications systems throughout the county organization.
The mission of Travis County ITS is to provide quality information technology services to all county departments in the execution of their functional responsibilities through innovative technology infrastructure and effective technology service.
|Mindy Miller or Lisa McLaughlin
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