CyrusOne Breaks Ground on Its First East Coast Data Center

CyrusOne, a global data center services provider based in Carrollton, Texas, broke ground on Tuesday, April 8, on its first East Coast data center. About 75 people attended the groundbreaking ceremony. Among them, representatives from Loudoun County, Dominion Virginia Power, and CyrusOne.

CyrusOne, a global data center services provider based in Carrollton, Texas, broke ground on April 8 on its first East Coast data center. About 75 people attended the groundbreaking ceremony. Among them were representatives from Loudoun County, Dominion Virginia Power and CyrusOne.

The new enterprise-class multi-tenant data center will be constructed on 14 acres of land purchased by CyrusOne in the Loudoun Tech Center in Sterling, Va. The land is expected to accommodate a shell of approximately 400,000 square feet, with as much as 240,000 square feet of raised floor space, 36,000 square feet of Class A office space and as much as 48 megawatts of critical load.

CyrusOne will build the new facility using its innovative Massively Modular design engineering approach. It optimizes materials sourcing and enables delivery of industry-leading energy optimization and just-in-time data hall inventory to meet customer demand.

The project will be developed in phases. CyrusOne expects the first phase to be completed in October. It calls for the construction of a 124,000-square-foot shell with 60,000 square feet of raised floor space, 15,000 square feet of office space and 12 megawatts of critical load.

“We’re very excited to expand our footprint to Northern Virginia in order to meet existing customer demand for space in the region. In addition, this new data center will enable us to more effectively serve our growing customer base on the East Coast. We look forward to providing our enterprise co-location solutions to Fortune 1000 customers in this sizable market,” said Tesh Durvasula, chief commercial officer of CyrusOne, in a statement for the press.

Northern Virginia is home to one of the world’s largest clusters of data center real estate. CyrusOne estimates that 70 percent of Internet traffic passes through Loudoun County.

“Loudoun has competitive electricity rates, excellent reliability, abundant fiber and strategic access to the entire East Coast,” said the chairman of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, Scott York. “I take great pride in Loudoun’s reputation as the most business-friendly data center location in the country, and look forward to working with our industry to continue growing their presence in Data Center Alley.”

Photo credits: CyrusOne