CyrusOne Expands Data Center in San Antonio
By Anca Gagiuc, Associate Editor
CyrusOne, one of San Antonio’s global co-location solutions providers, has purchased a 22-acre property on which to expand its data center campus. The remaining space in its existing facility, the equivalent of 19,500 square feet, was leased for the next five years to one single customer, identified as a Fortune 50 customer.
The newly acquired land will contain a 200,000-square-foot data center with Class A office space. Work will begin in the fourth quarter of 2013. Kevin Timmons, chief technology officer for CyrusOne, said it “plans to use our innovative Massively Modular™ facility engineering approach to achieve construction and asset utilization efficiencies and enable a speedy commissioning of the site.” The architect chosen for the new building is Texas-based Corgan, one of the largest U.S.-based design firms, with special expertise in sustainable design for special facilities such as data centers.
The new facility will be in Westover Hills, one of San Antonio’s western suburbs, near CyrusOne’s existing building and one major Microsoft data center.
“We’re taking a uniquely sustainable and innovative approach to the design of this facility, which will blend it seamlessly into the native landscape,” explained Timmons. “The building will be layered with the terrain to allow at-grade access to each level of the building. The master plan is highly flexible, with best-in-class redundancy, security and scalability.”
CyrusOne specializes in highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data center properties. The firm is committed to full transparency in communication, management, and service delivery throughout its 25 data centers worldwide.
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