When global colocation solutions provider CyrusOne finished the first data hall in its 670,000-square-foot Carrollton, Texas, data center facility back in April 2013, workers used scooters to travel across the quarter-mile stretch to office space at the front of the building. But they might need something a little faster to get around the campus today.
The company just announced that it has expanded the facility again, this time with a data hall that added nearly 60,000 colocation square feet and 4.5 MW of power capacity.
“Our customer base in this key market continues to grow rapidly,” said John Hatem, CyrusOne senior VP of design and construction, in a press release. “Adding more space and power capabilities to our Carrollton facility ensures that we can continue to scale effectively and provide mission-critical infrastructure capabilities to meet our growing customer demand.”
Considered one of the most energy-efficient data centers in the US, the Carrollton one, just north of Dallas, is the largest facility of its kind in the state, CyrusOne claims. Among other customers, it houses the infrastructure and 911-dispatch center for Carrollton, Coppell, Farmers Branch, and Addison, Texas. The communities have consolidated 911-dispatch services to form the North Texas Emergency Communications Center.
CyrusOne isn’t the only company that finds north Texas attractive. The Dallas-Fort Worth area is one of the busiest Texas data center markets. Facebook, for example, recently announced its plan to build a $1 billion data center powered by wind energy in Fort Worth.
With 31 carrier-neutral data center facilities across the US, Europe, and Asia, CyrusOne provides customers with the flexibility and scale to match their specific growth needs. The company also recently closed a $400 million acquisition of Cervalis, marking the data center provider’s official entrance into the New York data center market.
CyrusOne said it serves nine of the Fortune 20 and more than 160 of the Fortune 1000 among its nearly 900 customers.