Everything is Bigger in Texas, Including Enterprise Data Center Solutions
April 25, 2016
State Offers Ideal Environment for Data Centers
Texas continues to be one of the best states in the country for business. With the lowest per capita tax rates in the nation, cutting-edge infrastructure, excellent schools, and a skilled workforce, many corporations are relocating to Texas. Importantly, the unemployment rate in Texas was 4.4 percent for February 2016 and has been at or below the national rate for 110 consecutive months.
Texas’ transportation infrastructure enables easy movement of commercial goods. The state hosts 26 commercial airports, 46 freight railroads, 11 interstate highways, and 624 miles of coastline with 16 ports of call.
Site Selection magazine named Texas as the “Top State for New Data Centers.”
In addition to being a great state for business, Texas is has become a major force in providing enterprise data center services. Site Selection magazine named Texas as the “Top State for New Data Centers,” due to its competitive electricity rates, robust bandwidth availability, low incidence of natural disasters, a skilled workforce, and business-tailored tax incentives.
According to the Ponemon Institute, data center downtime is estimated to cost $7,900 per minute. Since most of Texas is located away from natural disaster zones, it is the perfect location for a company to establish its information technology production operations, as well as its disaster-recovery data centers as part of a business continuity plan.
Cloud Connectivity Platform Is User-Friendly
As the leader in enterprise data center services in Texas, CyrusOne has 13 data centers across various Texas cities including Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Of note, CyrusOne operates more than 30 global data centers with more than 3 million square feet of data center space, offering IT infrastructure solutions such as production and disaster recovery environments, cloud connectivity services, and Class-A office space.
CyrusOne’s data centers are connected to the CyrusOne National Internet Exchange (IX), which enables connectivity between CyrusOne facilities at reduced cost via terabit-class capacity or cross-connection with any on-net, third-party facility within metro regions.
When it comes to the cloud, CyrusOne has created a simple and easy-to-use cloud connectivity platform by combining the CyrusOne National Internet Exchange (IX) with Megaport’s software-defined network. The arrangement enables direct connection to top cloud providers through a single point of contact using a cost-effective and user-friendly interface. Additionally, all connections are secure and protected.
Data Designed to Adapt with Customers
CyrusOne data centers are built to support the ever-expanding IT needs of customers. Massively Modular® Engineering enables data halls to be built in just 12 to 14 weeks, which can easily meet customer environment scaling requirements as their business grows.
In addition to housing and protecting IT infrastructure, CyrusOne also provides office and work-area recovery space for customers. Many customers provide their employees with work space in CyrusOne data centers for easy access to their environments and critical hardware and business applications.
To learn more about how flexible and connected data center solutions could help your business, call us at 855-564-3198 or fill out a CyrusOne contact form.
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