Global data center provider CyrusOne announced it is breaking ground on a second data center at its Phoenix Campus in Chandler, Ariz. The groundbreaking ceremony was 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.