CyrusOne's Love Affair With Texas
CyrusOne has been on a major expansion spree in Texas, investing $300M here since its 2013 IPO. (In fact, it’s the only public data center company HQ’d here and is now the largest operator in the state, with more than 1M SF in a dozen locations.) CEO Gary Wojtaszek tells us it’s completing the exterior shell of its third Houston facility this month. That’ll add 640k SF of infrastructure, Class-A office, and raised white-floor space, and up to 86 MW of power. Most significantly, it’ll make the Houston West data center site the largest campus for the oil and gas industry in Houston and a geophysical center of excellence for seismic exploration computing.
Here’s the rendering of Houston III. CyrusOne has come a long way since opening its first data center in Houston over a decade ago, and it isn’t slowing down—Gary says it has land and site capacity to grow to 2M SF in Texas. And it’s upping its relationship with Texas as a whole, launching a new research initiative in partnership with universities across the state and committing to a five-year partnership with the Texas Rangers baseball team. (With the jobs it's creating in Houston, we can forgive it for that, right?)