CyrusOne Goes Global With London Data Center

High-density colocation specialist CyrusOne will expand into the European market with a new data center in London, the company said today. The 10,000 square foot facility is the first data center for CyrusOne outside Texas, and will expand the company’s international customer base and serve existing CyrusOne customers that have international data center requirements. CyrusOne has first rights of refusal on an additional 10,000 square feet, to be taken upon request.

“This expansion is in direct response to our customers’ growing demand and evolving requirements for colocation space, as well as some very attractive, growing market segments in Europe,” said David Ferdman, CEO, CyrusOne. “As with all our other facilities, our London data center will offer state-of-the-art, raised floor space that adheres to the highest engineering design standards with focus on resiliencies and redundancies.”

In keeping with CyrusOne’s requirements for high availability colocation space, the company’s London facility will feature N+N or N+1 power solutions; a minimum N+N Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) with battery back-up, a minimum of N+1 standby on all cooling systems, as well as state-of-the-art fire detection and suppression, security and building management systems. Additionally, the CyrusOne London facility has access to multiple telecommunication providers including: Abovenet, British Telecom, COLT, Easynet, Virgin Media, Vtesse and Verizon. The new data center is expected to be operational in spring 2011.

CyrusOne was acquired by Cincinnati Bell for $525 million last year.

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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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