Colocation provider CyrusOne announced on Friday that its Massively Modular data center at its Houston West site is close to completion, and is the fourth company data center to be completed in seven months.
The Houston West data center broke ground in September 2012, and will be completed this month, according to CyrusOne. Its other recent quick-build sites include Phoenix, and San Antonio. CyrusOne opened the first phase of its Phoenix data center last month using its Massively Modular method.
The Massively Modular data center design approach allows CyrusOne to commission large data centers in around 16 weeks. CyrusOne says Massively Modular means sourcing aggressively to deliver scale and flexibility of square footage, power and cooling as needed by customers.
The supply-chain efficiencies allow CyrusOne to build at a lower cost and minimize its capital deployment, and it passes the savings onto its customers.
“We are commissioning our sites at record-setting speeds compared to the two or three year timeframes it typically takes an enterprise company to design and build their own facility,” Kevin Timmons, chief technology officer at CyrusOne said in a statement. “Our speed to market and quick deployment times, are some of the key reasons that our Fortune 1000 customers mention when choosing to do business with us. The efficiency of our supply chain and engineering capabilities, allow our customers to easily grow with us and also enables CyrusOne to compensate for the planning uncertainties that confront today’s CIOs.”
CyrusOne has Massively Modular data center locations across the United States, with 24 carrier-neutral data center facilities in total across the US, Europe and Asia.
At the end of March, CyrusOne will formally launch the first statewide Internet exchange that will connect all its major facilities in Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio to provide the common infrastructure to support all the different cloud offerings being sold by vendors.
Houston alone hosts more than 50,000 of the world’s top one million sites, and Dallas and San Antonio host a considerable percentage of these sites as well, making the Texas-wide Internet exchange a great investment for CyrusOne.
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