CyrusOne Grows Houston Campus for Oil and Gas Industry

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The Houston campus for CyrusOne just grew significantly. The colocation provider has purchased 32 acres adjacent to its Houston West facility, increasing the size to a total of more than 45 acres. The campus targets the sizeable oil and gas industry, touting itself as the largest multi-tenant digital energy campus in the country for seismic exploration computing. CyrusOne has finely tuned high-density server environments catering specifically for the industry, accommodating up to 1,000 watts per square foot and higher for these compute-intensive jobs.

“Over the past decade, CyrusOne has created a geophysical center of excellence for seismic exploration computing at its Houston West data center,” said Gary Wojtaszek, president and CEO of CyrusOne. “Purchasing adjacent property presents an exciting opportunity for us to continue expanding and providing more of the innovative products and services that our customers are demanding from us.”

Oil and Gas Industry Continues to be Focus in Houston

The company is building on its strong market position with the oil and gas industry – it does business with nearly all super-major and major oil and gas firms worldwide. The company believes the campus will attract significant research and development investment to the Houston area as more companies and countries look to expand their exploration expertise, notably in the newer hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) procedures.

The company developed a high-performance computing (HPC) cloud solution specifically for the oil and gas industry. It’s been a whirlwind 2013 thus far for CyrusOne. In addition to this land grab, The data center service provider completed its IPO, opened two large data centers, upgraded power at another, and reported record sales and leasing in its first earnings report as public company. The company, which was spun off from parent Cincinnati Bell, is said to be looking at new markets and could expand through acquisition, according to executives earlier this year.

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Jason Verge is an Editor/Industry Analyst on the Data Center Knowledge team with a strong background in the data center and Web hosting industries. In the past he’s covered all things Internet Infrastructure, including cloud (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS), mass market hosting, managed hosting, enterprise IT spending trends and M&A. He writes about a range of topics at DCK, with an emphasis on cloud hosting.

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