CyrusOne Opens New Houston Data Center

High-density colocation provider CyrusOne announced this week that its West Houston data center is fully commissioned and ready for customer installation. The 94,000 square foot facility represents phase one of  200,000 square foot master plan for the site. An energy company will be the anchor tenant in the West Houston data center, taking 12,000 square feet of space.

The new data center is CyrusOne’s third in Houston, along with three in Dallas and one in Austin, totaling 480,000 square feet of data center space. The “greenfield” construction project was completed in six months. Located along the North West Beltway, between I-10 and 290, the facility features a redundant 2N architecture and will support power densities of at least 250 watts per square foot across the entire data center footprint.

Built to sustain strong hurricanes, the facility is outside the FEMA 500 year flood plain and has a reinforced roof, concrete walls and hurricane shutters, the company said.

CyrusOne is owned by ABRY Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm that bought the company in 2007 and has backed the data center expansion program. In February the company leased an additional 81,000 square feet of space in Dallas and commissioned two new pods totaling 25,000 square feet in its existing 125,000 square foot Houston campus.

CyrusOne just arranged $150 million in financing to fund the next stage of its data center growth.

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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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