CyrusOne Expands Houston Data Center

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Colocation provider CyrusOne has broken ground on a 92,000 square foot expansion to its Houston data center. The expansion is being built adjacent to the existing Houston center, and will add seven megawatts of power capacity, giving the site a total of 188,000 square feet of space with 15 megawatts of power. The space was “designed with customers in the oil and gas industries in mind” and will be complete at the end of the third quarter of 2011, the company said.

“We’ve been wildly successful in Houston and need to add inventory to service enterprises in need of high availability colocation space, such as those that are migrating to denser server technologies,” said David Ferdman, CEO, CyrusOne. “In 2010 we had a significant number of customer installations within the existing 96,000 square foot building, largely driven by the energy sector. With this expansion, we hope to demonstrate our innovation and long-term commitment to providing high quality colocation services.”

CyrusOne was acquired by Cincinnati Bell for $525 million last year. It is continuing to operate as a stand-alone business, but is benefiting from having a parent company with resources to fund expansion. Earlier this year the company announced plans to open a 10,000 square foot data center in London, and has also expanded its Texas operations in Austin and Dallas over the past year.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief 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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