HOUSTON – CyrusOne has begun construction on a 640,000-sf data center in west Houston, near the Energy Corridor. The new structure, combined with the other two buildings brings the campus total to more than 1 million sf of data center space.
CyrusOne’s Houston West Building #3 data center is located at 11003 Corporate Centre Drive, just off Beltway 8 between I-10 and 290. It is strategically positioned with access to significant and redundant utility power feeds, and access to one of the fastest and most reliable telecommunications networks, as it is located along a major fiber corridor in Houston.
CyrusOne’s third expansion project will make the Houston West data center site the largest and first digital energy campus for the oil and gas industry in Houston and a geophysical center of excellence for seismic exploration computing. The campus will create an ecosystem to help facilitate the generation, analysis, and sharing of all the geophysical data required by the largest oil and gas companies in the world.
The hardened facility is outside the FEMA 500-year flood plain and features a reinforced roof and concrete walls. The Houston West Building #3 data center boasts significant physical security features including perimeter fencing, dual authentication, biometric access systems, and 24-hour security guards.
Houston-based Kirksey Architecture designed the new facility, and kW Mission Critical Engineering is providing facility-engineering services.