Groundbreaking ceremony to be held March 6; new facility increases Houston West geophysical computing center of excellence to more than 1 million square feet of data center space
Dallas, TX (March 6, 2014) – Global data center services provider CyrusOne (:CONE, news) is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony today at 11 a.m. Central Time for a third data center at its 45-acre Houston West data center services campus along Beltway 8 in Houston’s energy corridor. Upon completion, the new facility will include 428,000 square feet of raised floor capacity, 86,000 square feet of class A office space, and up to 96 megawatts (MW) of critical load. This third facility serves to increase data center capacity available at the Houston West campus to more than 1 million square feet.
“CyrusOne’s ability to deliver high-performance compute (HPC) solutions, including its ultra-high density HPC solutions for the oil and gas industry, has made the Houston West campus a preferred data center destination and geophysical computing center of excellence for the energy sector,” said Gary Wojtaszek, president and chief executive officer of CyrusOne. “Adding a third facility at the Houston West campus enables us to serve the growing number of customers from the energy industry as well as other industries who need low to ultra-high density colocation space for their mission-critical infrastructure.”
The company plans to construct the third facility in two phases, with Phase 1 consisting of a 321,000-square-foot powered shell with 214,000 square feet of raised floor space, 43,000 square feet of class A office space and up to 48 MW of critical power load. CyrusOne will employ its innovative Massively Modular® design engineering approach to optimize materials sourcing and enable delivery of just-in-time data hall inventory to meet customer demand. It expects the first data hall, which will have approximately 54,000 square feet of raised floor, to be operational by early 2015.
Houston-based Kirksey Architecture designed the new facility, and kW Mission Critical Engineering is providing facility-engineering services.
Delivering Best-in-Class Enterprise Facilities, Connectivity, and Open-IX Certification
CyrusOne specializes in highly reliable enterprise data center services and colocation solutions, and engineers its facilities to include the power-density infrastructure required to deliver excellent availability, including an available highest possible power redundancy (2N) architecture.
Customers have access to the CyrusOne National IX, which marries low-cost robust connectivity with the massively scaled data centers that the company 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 was also recently the first to receive multi-site data center certification from the Open-IX (OIX) Association. This certification highlights that CyrusOne facilities have achieved the highest quality for power, cooling, security, and, most important, for carrier-neutral connectivity. The OIX Association has a mandate to promote resilient interconnection in hub cities to facilitate a more resilient Internet.
With 25 carrier-neutral data center facilities across the United States, Europe, and Asia, CyrusOne provides customers with the flexibility and scale to 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 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 600 customers, including nine of the Fortune 20 and more than 125 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.
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