CyrusOne has announced that it has opened its Austin III data center with the recent commissioning of the new data center facility. The new building adds nearly 120,000 colocation sq ft (CSF), up to 18 megawatts of critical power capacity, and 25,000 sq ft of Class A office space at full build. The first phase, which was recently completed, provides 55,000 CSF and up to 3 megawatts of power.

“The demand for colocation space continues to grow in this market,” said John Hatem, executive vice president, design, construction, and operations CyrusOne. “We are uniquely qualified and committed to meeting this growing demand by expanding our data center space and power capabilities in Austin. Our growing footprint ensures we can provide mission-critical infrastructure capabilities that align with our customers’ evolving IT needs.”

“This project is another example of the CyrusOne design and construction approach to delivering enterprise-class data centers. By building a strong team of architects, engineers, and contractors and working hand in hand with the city of Austin and Austin Energy, CyrusOne was able to bring this facility online both on time and on budget,” said Danny Cowser, director, design and construction, CyrusOne.

The Austin III data center is also part of CyrusOne’s National Internet Exchange (IX) to enable interconnection to other CyrusOne data centers in Texas and beyond. The CyrusOne National IX marries low-cost robust connectivity with massively scaled data centers, and it creates a data center platform that virtually links more than a dozen of CyrusOne’s enterprise facilities and third-party locations in numerous metropolitan markets.

The CyrusOne National IX, coupled with the company’s multiple dispersed locations and available 100% uptime, enables Fortune 1000 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.

Conveniently located just minutes from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, the Austin III data center offers easy access to many amenities, including well-appointed hotels and restaurants.