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CyrusOne Prepares Building for New Data Center

August 08, 2016

CyrusOne has purchased a building in Sterling, Va., that it intends to use to build a data center. This will add to the more than 30 carrier-neutral data centers the company already has in Asia, Europe, and the U.S.

The 129,064-square-foot space, which is close to other CyrusOne data centers in area, will be transformed into a fully redundant data center. The new data center will feature high-bandwidth and high-availability circuits via various metro and long-haul networks. That said, it will be suitable for Fortune 1000 companies and their mission-critical applications.

“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 CyrusOne CTO Kevin Timmons. “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.”

CyrusOne prides itself on building hyper cloud sale data centers in record time. Eighteen to 24 months has traditionally been the average time it

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takes to build a data center, according to CyrusOne. However, the company said it was able to complete its Chandler II data center, a 120,000-square-foot facility, in just 107 days. (And, it says, its Massively Modular engineering allows for large-scale data center deployments in as little as eight to 12 weeks.)

Those data centers feature 2N redundancy for mechanical and electrical systems, meaning no single point of failure; 100 percent uptime service-level agreements; rack-level power redundancies; advanced cooling technologies; at least seven levels of physical protection; advanced security to guard against unauthorized access; and low-cost connectivity.

CyrusOne accompanies all that with consulting services, flexible contracts, on-site network operations centers, a team of experts, and an ecosystem of partners.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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