CyrusOne recently commissioned its fourth company data center — the Houston West site — which was completed in seven months from groundbreaking to commissioning as part of its Massively Modular® facility design strategy.
The company broke ground on the Houston West facility in September 2012 and will complete the project this month. Other recent quick-build sites included Phoenix, and San Antonioand Carrollton, TX. Ground was broken in Phoenix on May 16, 2012, and was commissioned in December 2012. San Antonio and Carrollton broke ground in December 2011 and January 2012 respectively, with both sites completing in July 2012.
“We are commissioning our sites at record-setting speeds compared to the two or three year timeframes it typically takes an Enterprise company to design and build their own facility,” said Kevin Timmons, chief technology officer at CyrusOne. “Our speed to market and quick deployment times, are some of the key reasons that our Fortune 1000 customers mention when choosing to do business with us. The efficiency of our supply chain and engineering capabilities, allow our customers to easily grow with us and also enables CyrusOne to compensate for the planning uncertainties that confront today’s CIOs.”
The process of designing and building a data center, from breaking ground, laying a foundation, raising a facility shell, and installing critical interior components, is guided by CyrusOne’s Massively Modular data center engineering approach. The Massively Modular method delivers industry-leading energy optimization and utilizes just-in-time inventory management to quickly and efficiently build data center space just as customer demand requires it.
“Massively Modular means sourcing aggressively to deliver economic benefits to our customers using immense scale and modularity of key infrastructure to deliver the ultimate flexibility of square footage, power, and cooling as needed by customers,” said Timmons. “The supply chain efficiencies enable CyrusOne to build at a lower cost and minimize our own capital deployment, which translates into better costs and returns for our customers and shareholders. We can deliver new data center pods in less time than it takes a customer to order the computer gear from a manufacturer — which our customers love.”
CyrusOne has Massively Modular data center locationsacross the United States, with 24 carrier-neutral data center facilities in total across the U.S., Europe and Asia that give customers the flexibility and scale to perfectly match their specific growth needs.
In addition, as part of CyrusOne’s Sky for the Cloud™ product launch, the company is building in Texas the first statewide Internet Exchange in the country. Connecting all of its major facilities in Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio, the offering is scheduled to formally launch by the end of March 2013. CyrusOne facilities serve as the terrestrial home for dozens of cloud vendors, and CyrusOne’s Texas IX will provide the common infrastructure required to support all the different cloud offerings currently being sold by the largest cloud vendors in the world today.
“Constant innovation is a hallmark of CyrusOne, whether its product design or service delivery, customers can count on us to keep our eye on the quickly changing technology market, so they can stay focused on their core business,” said Timmons.