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CyrusOne Ramps Up Infrastructure Expansion

May 04, 2017

It's great to be the biggest, or the best, at something, but it comes with some certain demands on one's time and capability. It demands continuous expansion projects lest someone else end up taking the title away and causing a loss of face among investors, customers and the like that might not be redeemable. CyrusOne, the largest data center infrastructure provider Texas knows, is out to maintain its own status on this front, and is stepping up new expansion efforts to maintain that rank.

With the new expansions, CyrusOne can better secure its position as Texas' biggest name in data center infrastructure thanks in large part to the new 184,000 square foot facility pre-leased in San Antonio. It took just seven months for this to go from design to completed construction, and in the process would provide sufficient data center capability to require 24 megawatts of power to work.

The new expansion gives CyrusOne an overall footprint measuring 407,000 square feet of operations drawing 48 megawatts of power across three separate data centers. A fourth data center is said to be under construction right now, giving CyrusOne access to still more capability in the near term.

A big part of the reason behind CyrusOne's expansion was the rapidly increasing overall demand for cloud-based services. Throw in the fact that

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San Antonio is one of the United States' most rapidly growing population centers and the issue is exacerbated. Some of the lowest power costs in the United States certainly helps as well, considering all the megawatts CyrusOne is pulling down.

CyrusOne's CEO Gary Wojtaszek commented, “While one of our Texas customers likes to tell us that we build data centers as tough as a $2 steak, I like to tell folks that they are just as big as the state of Texas. We are excited to further expand in San Antonio as we continue construction on our fourth data center in the area and will start efforts to construct another facility later next year.”

This combination of rapid growth in the immediate area coupled with rapid growth in its chosen market helps ensure that the demand for data center infrastructure will be likewise growing. CyrusOne, meanwhile, is in an excellent position to address that rapidly-increasing demand. It must expand its own infrastructure, however, to deliver on that demand. The opportunity is right there, and CyrusOne is clearly hard at work to seize a chunk of that market for itself.

Rapidly-expanding markets have a way of drawing competitors, and by expanding now, CyrusOne helps ensure that it will be better able to fend off the onrush of new competition. The augmentations done now should allow CyrusOne to maintain a market for months to come.

Edited by Alicia Young

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