CyrusOne Signs Bank as Austin Tenant

Texas colocation provider CyrusOne has secured a major tenant for its new data center facility in Austin, the company said today. Woodforest National Bank will house backup and disaster recovery services for its 14-state branch network at CyrusOne’s new 50,000 square foot Austin data center at the MetCenter business park,

Woodforest currently houses its production systems in-house within their data center located in The Woodlands, Texas and has a back-up environment in a Woodforest facility in North Texas.

“Austin is an ideal location for back-up and disaster recovery systems,” said Jim Duke, CIO for Woodforest National Bank. “It is close enough to our Houston headquarters for easy access, yet far enough away to provide the redundancy that is absolutely key for the financial services industry. The Austin area’s stable weather, reliable connectivity and robust data network create the high level of reliability critical to our business. ”

“Woodforest needed a carrier-neutral facility for connectivity, plus the infrastructure for today’s high-density IT assets,” said David Ferdman, president and chief executive officer for CyrusOne. “Our new high density, high availability data center is ideally located to provide our clients with access to multiple carriers and high-speed data connections.”

CyrusOne maintains seven facilities totaling 480,000 square feet in Texas, including two facilities in Houston, three in Dallas and one in Austin. The Austin facility can provide up to 1,000 watts of power per square foot, according to CyrusOne.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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