06 MARCH 2014
CyrusOne Begins Construction on Third Data Center at Houston West Campus
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Upon Completion, New Data Center Will Include Up to 96 Megawatts of Critical Load
HOUSTON, TEXAS -- Global data center services provider CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony today 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 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.
“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- square-foot powered shell with 214,000 square feet of raised floor space, 43,000 square feet 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-intime data hall inventory to meet customer demand. It expects the first data hall, which will have approximately 54,000 square feet 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.
Kirksey is a Houston-based, sustainable architecture and interior design firm with more than 29 million sf of LEED® projects in their portfolio. Team-based in structure, Kirksey serves Commercial, Collegiate, Community, pK-12, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Religious, Science & Technology, and Multi-Family Residential markets. For more information, visit www.kirksey.com.