Houston-based managed hosting provider CyrusOne will open a new facility in the Dallas metro area, citing growing demand for fully-redundant (2N) data center space. The new facility at The Convergence Technology Center will provide up to 80,000 square feet of space with up to 13.5 megawatts of power, supplying more than 250 watts per square foot to support high-density server technology. Customer installations will begin in May of 2008.
The opening of the new facility expands CyrusOne's existing inventory in the Dallas market. In 2006 the company unveiled a 5,000 square foot data center at 2323 Bryan Street (Univision Building) that has since reached capacity.
"We are seeing a dramatic shift within large corporations, whereby they are strategically choosing to no longer invest millions of dollars to build and operate their own data centers," said David Ferdman, President and CEO of CyrusOne. "Our decision to expand our footprint in Dallas was driven by a growing national demand within our existing customer base and with new prospects, for higher density and higher availability colocation services."
The Convergence Technology Center is in Lewisville, between Dallas and Fort Worth, and home for many Fortune 500 companies. The center features 185 acres and 12 individual buildings with over 1.1 million square feet of space. Catering to high availability data center space, the campus pulls power from two independent power grids, fed by three separate substations, allowing for fully reliable and redundant power to the CyrusOne facility.
Customers ranging from oil and gas, financial and healthcare industry segments have reaped the benefits of high security, redundant colocation services provided by CyrusOne. By leveraging CyrusOne's future-proof, high-availability data centers, these customers are able to defer millions of dollars in capital expense and scale their data centers as they continue to grow, thereby mitigating the risks of building and operating a data center.
CyrusOne's Kenneth Wolverton said the Dallas site is a high-security facility, having previously been operated by Raytheon. He said the company is also preparing an expansion of its flagship Houston data center, which may add from 5,000 to 15,000 feet of space, and may consider entering additional new markets, perhaps through acquisition.