CyrusOne Buys its Third and Biggest Austin Data Center
CyrusOne’s data center in Northern Virginia (Photo: CyrusOne)

CyrusOne Buys its Third and Biggest Austin Data Center

Large powered shell will provide 120,000 square feet of data center space with 12 megawatts of critical power at full build-out

CyrusOne has acquired a large data center in Austin, continuing expansion in its native Texas. The company has bought an additional powered shell in Austin’s Met Center, which will be its third and largest facility in the Austin market. The data center is located minutes from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The powered shell is close to 175,000 square feet with room for 120,000 square feet of colocation space. At full build-out, it will have up to 12 megawatts of critical power and feature over 25,000 square feet of office space.

Carrollton-based CyrusOne will take its “Massively Modular” approach to design in to build out incrementally. The first phase of construction will be up to 60,000 square feet with 6 megawatts of critical load.

Last August, the company expanded its second Austin data center's footprint with a second data hall. CyrusOne also acquired 22 acres of land in Austin in 2014, following land acquisitions in San Antonio and Houston. Other expansion in Texas last year include projects in Dallas and Houston.

Nationally, it’s recent data center builds are in Chandler, Arizona and in Northern Virginia.

The new Austin data center will join the company’s National Internet Exchange of connected data centers. The National IX platform provides interconnection to other CyrusOne data centers in Texas and beyond, making it easier for customers to expand across its footprint.

CyrusOne has 25 carrier-neutral data centers worldwide, with a large concentration in Texas. It specializes in high density needs and counts the oil and gas industry as one of its biggest verticals in the state. It has over 650 customers, many of which are Fortune 1000 companies.

“Based on current and projected customer demand, it was essential to expand in this market. We’ve been extremely successful and have seen a tremendous amount of growth in Austin,” said John Hatem, senior vice president, data center design and construction, CyrusOne, in a press release.

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