CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) has announced its acquisition of a shell building in Sterling, Virginia, which will be developed into a fully redundant colocation data center facility. The 129,064-square-foot building is located within close proximity to other CyrusOne data center buildings in the Sterling area.
The newly acquired Sterling building, located at 511 Shaw Road, would feature robust connectivity options with high bandwidth and high-availability circuits, and a number of metro and long-haul networks. The new colocation data center would be well suited for Fortune 1000 companies that require robust data center infrastructure for mission-critical applications and want to locate in an area that is generally free from natural disasters. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
“Within just over a month, we were able to quickly identify a solution and purchase a new shell building within a highly constrained market,” said Kevin Timmons, chief technology officer (CTO), CyrusOne. “Given the unprecedented speed of our Massively Modular engineering capabilities, we expect to construct and commission a portion of the building as a data center for customer deployment before the end of the year. When customers demand this type of large-scale takedown, CyrusOne doesn’t hesitate to identify a tailored solution for their unique mission-critical infrastructure needs. It is this level of hyper-scale at hyper-speed capability that is enabling today’s leading cloud and high-growth enterprise companies to meet unbridled demand for IT expansion.”
CyrusOne operates more than 30 carrier-neutral data center facilities across the United States, Europe, and Asia to provide customers with the flexibility and scale to match their specific IT growth needs. CyrusOne colocation data center facilities are engineered to include the power-density infrastructure required to deliver excellent availability, including an architecture with the highest available power redundancy (2N).