Global colocation provider CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) has announced its plans to build a second data center in San Antonio, Texas, near CyrusOne’s existing San Antonio facility, which was commissioned in October 2012. The new colocation site is expected to have more than 200,000 square feet of data center and office space available.
With the expansion, the global colocation provider’s San Antonio, Texas footprint will grow to more than 300,000 square feet of data center and office space.
“As we anticipated, demand for colocation space in our existing San Antonio data center has been strong, and we’re excited to get started on the new facility,” said Kevin Timmons, Chief Technology Officer for CyrusOne. “We anticipate breaking ground in the fourth quarter of 2013 and plan to use our innovative Massively Modular facility engineering approach to achieve construction and asset utilization efficiencies and enable a speedy commissioning of the site.”
Design of Data Center Facility
CyrusOne has named Texas-based Corgan as the architect of the new colocation site. Corgan is one of the largest U.S.-based design firms focused on architecture and has developed a special expertise in sustainable design of mission-critical facilities such as data centers.
“We’re taking a 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 enterprise-class data center colocation and engineers its facilities with the highest power redundancy (2N architecture), and power-density infrastructure required to deliver excellent availability. Earlier this year, CyrusOne launched its National Internet Exchange (National IX). With the CyrusOne National IX, customers can now connect to their own enterprise-owned facilities and to third-party facilities to seamlessly engage the full ecosystem of business partners, content providers, networks, carriers, Internet service providers, and Ethernet buyers and sellers within a single metro area, between cities, and across regions.
The data center provider operates 25 carrier-neutral data center facilities across the United States, Europe, and Asia. CyrusOne’s customers include nine of the global Fortune 20 companies and more than 100 of the Fortune 1000.