CyrusOne, which operates 25 carrier neutral data centers, announced plans to build a third data center at its Houston West campus, which is Beltway 8 in Houston’s Energy Corridor.
The new facility will be a research and development center of excellence for oil and gas industry and will enlarge the CyrusOne campus to more than 1 million square feet of data center space and 200,000 square feet of Class A office space. Total power capacity will be around 100 megawatts.
“CyrusOne’s Houston West campus is well known as the largest data center campus for seismic exploration computing in the oil and gas industry,” explained Kevin Timmons, chief technology officer at CyrusOne. “By continuing to apply our Massively Modular design/build approach and high-density compute expertise, the new facility will allow us to serve the growing number of oil and gas customers who are demanding best-in-class mission-critical infrastructure. The 200,000 square feet of Class A office building will enable us to expand the ecosystem for facilitating research and development of geophysical exploration data by providing office space for employees of the world’s leading oil and gas companies as well as academicians from the leading universities that are all involved in conducting petrochemical analytical research."
CyrusOne also operates a National Internet Exchange (National IX), which connects a dozen CyrusOne facilities in five metropolitan markets (Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Phoenix.)