CyrusOne chooses Brocade routers to interconnect Texas cities

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Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB)-owned CyrusOne on Thursday announced that it will use Brocade's MLXe series routers to interconnect its data center facilities in four Texas cities and remote customer locations.

The data center provider is moving forward in its quest to create the first statewide Internet Exchange in the United States by the end of 2012, enabling high-density data traffic at speeds of 10GbE to 100GbE between its facilities in Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Houston.

CyrusOne's ambitious IXP (Internet Exchange Provider) buildout in Texas will target some major verticals. Its Houston area data center facilities serve many of the oil industry's biggest companies as well as enterprises of varying sizes.

"This deployment represents a paradigm shift in the way the oil and gas seismic industry exchanges massive amounts of data," said Josh Snowhorn, vice president and general manager of Interconnection at CyrusOne. "Brocade brings a great reputation for performance and uptime to the CyrusOne platform, as proven by its success serving the largest Internet Exchanges worldwide."

On Monday, CyrusOne unveiled its latest data center facility in the Dallas suburb of Carrollton, Texas--the largest in the state at 670,000 square feet.

CyrusOne filed IPO papers in August, a move that it hopes will raise $300 million to pay debts. The company has recorded steady expansion not just in U.S. markets but also its entry into the European market in May 2011 and its opening of a data center in Singapore earlier this year. The data center provider was acquired by Cincinnati Bell in May 2010, but is run as a separate company, and will most likely file as a REIT (real estate investment trust), according to a Data Center Knowledge report.

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