Nationwide Insurance Opens Fortified for Safer Business Campus

Nationwide Insurance officially opened its new campus in Westover Hills, making it the first-ever FORTIFIED for Safer Business campus in the United States. The 280,000-square-foot sales and operations center was built to the Institute for Business and Home Safety’s disaster-resistance standards, meaning it is able to withstand disasters such as hurricanes, wildfires and windstorms.

Nationwide Insurance officially opened its new campus in Westover Hills, making it the first-ever FORTIFIED for Safer Business campus in the United States. The 280,000-square-foot sales and operations center was built to the Institute for Business and Home Safety’s disaster-resistance standards, meaning it is able to withstand disasters such as hurricanes, wildfires and windstorms.

Additionally, the facility achieved a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification, meeting LEED standards for water and electricity usage, waste management, tree preservation, use of natural light and ergonomic design of work spaces, according to the San Antonio Business Journal.

The facility is already home to nearly 1,500 Nationwide workers, and will be able to house 500 more employees, for which the company is currently hiring, according to a company press release. Employees will be able to enjoy an on-site high-tech café, providing a variety of fast and casual restaurant options, as well as health services, a fitness center, an outdoor sports court and landscaped courtyards with walking paths.

Meanwhile, CyrusOne opened its newest, 80,000-square-foot facility in San Antonio, the first enterprise-class multi-tenant data center in the Alamo City. The location was mainly chosen because of the city’s low-cost power and relatively disaster-free geography, according to Gary Wojtaszek, president of CyrusOne.

According to an official statement by the data center provider, the new facility  protects customers’ IT equipment by providing military-grade security, reliable power and connectivity in the raised-floor areas where equipment is housed and in the Class A office space.

Of the company’s 17 U.S. data centers, 10 are located in Texas, with four in Dallas, three in Houston, two in Austin and the newest one in San Antonio.

Photo rendering of Houston West Data Center, courtesy of CyrusOne

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