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Global Data Center Provider CyrusOne Breaks Ground on Second Phoenix Location

Global data center provider CyrusOne (NASDAQ:CONE) announced it is breaking ground on a second data center at its Phoenix Campus in Chandler, Ariz. The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, May 8, at 8:30 a.m. The second building will have 60,000 square feet of white floor space at full build, with up to 12 megawatts of power to serve customers in the Western region of the United States.

“We are very excited to expand our footprint in the Western region to meet customer demand for space,” said Kevin Timmons, chief technology officer at CyrusOne. “Demand is so strong that we are moving up our plans to build this second facility by nearly a year. The success of our new CyrusOne Solutions product line, which enables technologically advanced, large-scale deployments, has recently attracted a large technology company to our Phoenix facility—taking 41,000 square feet of space and necessitating the move-up in our build schedule for the second facility.”

The Phoenix data center is well suited for Fortune 1000 companies, particularly West Coast companies, that require robust data center infrastructure for mission-critical applications and that want to locate them in an area that is generally considered one of the safest in the country—free from natural disasters including seismic activity, tornadoes, and hurricanes.

“Arizona is proud of its reputation as one of the most business-friendly data center locations in the country,” said state Rep. Jeff Dial. “More than just low rates of seismic activity and other natural disasters, we offer CyrusOne and its customers a robust fiber network, competitive electricity rates, low-latency connectivity to West Coast cities, and a highly educated technology workforce.”

The expansion adds to the more than 77,500 square feet of space already commissioned to serve as a Western regional hub for Fortune 1000 enterprise customers. This new building is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2014. After completion of the second facility, the entire campus will still have room for seven more data center facilities.

In addition to its presence in the Western region, the company has customers in colocation facilities across the United States, London, and Singapore.

Delivering Best-in-Class Enterprise Facilities, Connectivity, and Open-IX Certification

CyrusOne specializes in highly reliable enterprise data center services and colocation solutions, and it engineers its facilities to include the power-density infrastructure required to deliver excellent availability, including an available highest possible power redundancy (2N) architecture.

Customers have access to the CyrusOne National IX, which marries low-cost robust connectivity with the massively scaled data centers that the company is known for by creating the first-ever data center platform that virtually links a dozen of CyrusOne’s enterprise facilities in multiple metropolitan markets.

The CyrusOne National IX, coupled with the company’s multiple dispersed locations and available 100 percent uptime, enables Fortune 1000 enterprises to implement cost-effective, multi-location data center platforms that can help manage their internal disaster recovery requirements and applicable regulatory or industry-specific requirements such as Sarbanes Oxley, HIPAA, and PCI.

CyrusOne was also recently the first to receive multi-site data center certification from the Open-IX (OIX) Association. The OIX Association has a mandate to promote resilient interconnection in hub cities to facilitate a more resilient Internet.

With 25 carrier-neutral data center facilities across the United States, Europe, and Asia, CyrusOne provides customers with the flexibility and scale to match their specific growth needs. The company is renowned for exceptional service and for building enduring customer relationships and high customer satisfaction levels. CyrusOne’s more than 625 customers include nine of the Fortune 20 companies and 135 of the Fortune 1000.

For more information about CyrusOne, call 1-855-908-3662 or visit www.cyrusone.com. Connect with us on Google Plus, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

About CyrusOne

CyrusOne (NASDAQ:CONE) specializes in highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data center properties. The company provides mission-critical data center facilities that protect and ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for more than 625 customers, including nine of the Fortune 20 and 135 of the Fortune 1000 or equivalent-sized companies.

CyrusOne’s data center offerings provide the flexibility, reliability, and security that enterprise customers require and are delivered through a tailored, customer service-focused platform designed to foster long-term relationships. CyrusOne’s National IX platform provides robust connectivity options to drive revenue, reduce expenses, and improve service quality for enterprises, content, and telecommunications companies. CyrusOne is committed to full transparency in communication, management, and service delivery throughout its 25 data centers worldwide.

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