Customer demand drives addition of 42,000 square feet of data center space at Houston geophysical center of excellence for seismic exploration computing campus
Houston, TX (April 16, 2014) – Global colocation solutions provider CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) recently expanded its Houston West II data center, adding 42,000 square feet and 6 megawatts of power capacity. The facility has a total footprint of 160,000 square feet with the ability to hold up to 18 megawatts of critical capacity at full build. The Houston West data center campus is the largest and first geophysical center of excellence for seismic exploration computing.
“Our decision to add 42,000 square feet and 6MW of critical power was driven by strong customer demand for data center space in a campus capable of delivering superior performance and the ability to support high density compute environments, said John Hatem, senior vice president, design and construction, CyrusOne.”
CyrusOne's Houston West II data center is located 20 minutes west of downtown Houston. It is strategically positioned with access to significant and redundant utility power feeds, and access to one of the fastest and most reliable telecommunications networks, as it is located along a major fiber corridor in Houston.
In addition to the Houston West II facility, CyrusOne broke ground in March for its Houston West III data center which, upon completion, 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.
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 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. CyrusOne’s more than 600 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.