CyrusOne has announced it has been selected to provide colocation, interconnection, and infrastructure services by insurance and financial services leader COUNTRY Financial®, a Fortune 1000 group of insurance and financial services companies based in Bloomington, IL.

“With the rapid evolution of technology and certainty of continuing change in infrastructure options and strategies it became apparent that owning our own data center was no longer the most sensible option for COUNTRY Financial,” said Brad Hildestad, executive vice president and chief information officer, COUNTRY Financial. “Outsourcing these services allows both our capital and our technologists to focus on our customers instead of infrastructure and real estate. In additional to world class infrastructure, robust interconnection, and cloud adjacency, CyrusOne’s highly secure Aurora campus offered the ability to scale in the future as our requirements either expand or contract due to growth and new technologies. We’re pleased to be working with a customer-focused, solutions-oriented partner in CyrusOne.”

“We are honored to take this journey with COUNTRY Financial as we help protect their critical technology now and into the 22ndcentury,” said John Gould, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, CyrusOne. “COUNTRY Financial’s decision to use CyrusOne’s globally-scalable platform to modernize their IT Infrastructure is a common best practice deployed by numerous Fortune 1000 business leaders across the world.”