Six CyrusOne facilities in the West, South and Midwest are among first to be certified under new OIX data center standards
Dallas, TX (January 21, 2014) – Global colocation solutions provider CyrusOne (:CONE, news) announced today that six of its data centers are now certified by the Open-IX (OIX) Association, a non -profit industry group formed to promote better standards for data center interconnection and Internet Exchanges in North America. CyrusOne is the first company to have data centers in Texas, Ohio and Arizona receive certification. The six CyrusOne facilities receiving data center certification are located in the Dallas, Houston, Austin, Cincinnati and Phoenix markets.
“We’re very pleased to receive data center certification from OIX and excited to participate in the continued growth of the organization,” said Josh Snowhorn, vice president and general manager of Interconnection at CyrusOne. “With six of our largest data centers now certified we can bring OIX participants such as cloud, content and network providers closer to our Fortune 1000 customers. This allows for a more robust data center ecosystem that can deliver greater efficiencies, resiliency and transparency.”
The OIX Association is adopting the European nonprofit model in which exchange operations are spread across multiple data centers in a specific geographic market. The goal is to create a new network of Internet Exchange Points housed in multiple neutral data center facilities that allow participants to interact and exchange content.
“The community’s embrace of the Open IX initiatives is certainly a game changer both for the industry and service providers alike,” added Dave Temkin, Open-IX Association chairman. “As the first to fulfill requirements for certification across multiple facilities, CyrusOne has illustrated the key benefits of the OIX and have implemented best practices to ensure more reliable space, power and connectivity to its customers.”
CyrusOne has been a founding supporter of the OIX Association and continues to provide leadership with its activities as Josh Snowhorn and Bill Williams, vice president of network services, serve as initial members of the organization's standards committees.
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 IX, which marries low-cost robust connectivity with the massively scaled data centers that CyrusOne is known for by creating the first-ever data center platform that virtually links a dozen of CyrusOne's enterprise facilities in multiple metropolitan markets.
The CyrusOne National IX, coupled with the company's multiple dispersed locations and available 100 percent uptime, enables Fortune 500 enterprises to implement cost-effective, multi-location data center platforms that can help manage their internal disaster recovery requirements and applicable regulatory or industry-specific requirements such as Sarbanes Oxley, HIPAA, and PCI.
CyrusOne 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 125 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 National IX platform provides robust connectivity options to drive revenue, reduce expenses, and improve service quality for enterprises, content, and telecommunications companies. CyrusOne is committed to full transparency in communication, management, and service delivery throughout its 25 data centers worldwide.
|Mindy Miller or Lisa McLaughlin
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