CyrusOne has pre-leased an entire new data center in San Antonio, the company said today, continuing its success in delivering new server capacity for the industry’s largest cloud computing providers.
The San Antonio III data center is a 184,000 square foot facility, and will provide 24 megawatts of power capacity for CyrusOne tenants. The data center was designed and built in just seven months, showcasing the company’s ability to rapidly deploy Internet-scale infrastructure.
“The construction of our third San Antonio data center in record time demonstrates CyrusOne’s preeminent speed to market position in the industry,” said Gary Wojtaszek, the Chief Executive Officer of CyrusOne. “Customer demand in the greater San Antonio metro-area remains strong. We are excited to further expand in San Antonio as we continue construction on our fourth data center in the area and will start efforts to construct another facility later next year.”
The company didn’t say whether the San Antonio III building had been leased by a single tenant or multiple customers. Although the company doesn’t disclose its customers, its San Antonio tenants reportedly include Microsoft, which operates its own data center near the CyrusOne campus. CyrusOne now operates 407,000 square feet of colocation space across its three data centers in San Antonio, representing 48 megawatts of capacity.
Big In Texas
The San Antonio announcement comes just a day after The Dallas News revealed that CyrusOne is planning to build a massive 1.4 million square foot data center campus in Allen, Texas, a northern suburb of Dallas where the company has acquired 66 acres of land.
Plans filed with the city of Allen indicate that CyrusOne plans to build in three phases, starting with a 350,000 square foot data center and then adding facilities that are 619,000 and 412,000 square feet, respectively. All three buildings will be two-stories, reflecting a recent industry trend toward multi-story data centers.
The expansion plans in Dallas suggest that CyrusOne will soon need capacity to supplement its enormous 680,000 square foot facility in Carollton. THe building is so large that staff use golf carts and HoverBoard scooters to get around.
Wpjtaszek didn’t mention the company’s Dallas plans in today’s press release, but noted the company’s leading position in the Texas data center market. The company was founded in Houston, where it built a niche providing high-density colocation services for companies in the energy industry. The company was acquired by Cincinnati Bell, which helped CyrusOne build a national footprint and then spun it off into its own business unit. An IPO followed in 2013.
“While one of our Texas customers likes to tell us that we build data centers as tough as a $2 steak, I like to tell folks that they are just as big as the state of Texas,” said Wojtaszek.