CyrusOne is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony March 6, 2014 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 sq ft of raised floor capacity, 86,000 sq ft 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-sq-ft powered shell with 214,000 sq ft of raised floor space, 43,000 sq ft 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 sq ft 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% 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.