CyrusOne to open 1M square foot data center in Houston supporting oil, gas industry

CyrusOne (Nasdaq: CONE) is capitalizing on the demand for cloud and data center services by oil and gas companies that reside in Texas' Energy Corridor, announcing plans to construct a third data center at its Houston West campus.

The service provider said it expects to begin building out the new campus expansion early next year. Upon completion, the campus will have nearly 100 megawatts of power and more than 1 million square feet of data center and Class A office space.

Kevin Timmons, chief technology officer at CyrusOne, said in a release that the new facility is designed to attract geophysicists that are using seismic computing to support the oil and gas industry

"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," he said.

Existing and new customers will also be able to access CyrusOne's National Internet Exchange (National IX), which links a number of the data center provider's facilities in five metropolitan markets, including Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Phoenix.

To date, CyrusOne operates 25 carrier-neutral data center facilities across the United States, Europe, and Asia.

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