CyrusOne Takes Leading Role in Passage of Georgia Bill H.B. 696 Signed by Governor Nathan Deal
Legislation Will Bring Hundreds of Enterprise and Cloud Companies into Georgia that will Accelerate the Burgeoning Tech Community in the State
Atlanta, GA (May 7, 2018) – CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE), a premier global data center REIT, proudly supports Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, and the State Assembly of Georgia for the passage of HB 696. The new law will help spur technology investment, job growth and innovation in Georgia. As the fastest growing data center company in the United States, and with the ability to develop data centers faster and at lower costs than competitors, CyrusOne is uniquely positioned to help Georgia attract hundreds of enterprise and cloud companies into the state.
“CyrusOne’s expansion into the Atlanta market is a strong proof point that the state of Georgia is poised to take a quantum leap forward as it relates to technology investment and growth,” said Kevin Timmons, CTO, CyrusOne.
“CyrusOne took a leadership role in tandem with local business leaders and elected officials to help get this bill signed, and are encouraged that Georgia has created a great business environment for the Fortune 1000. Simply put, CyrusOne builds data centers faster than any of our competitors, and as the sky for the cloud™, we are in the driver seat to help usher in the new tech era for Georgia.”
In 2017, CyrusOne announced expansion into the Atlanta area to service the company’s expanding customer base of hyperscale cloud providers and Fortune 1000 enterprise customers. Upon full build-out, the 44-acre campus in the Atlanta suburb of Douglasville, Georgia, will comprise three data centers, with 440,000 square feet of data center space and 50 megawatts of critical power.
“This bill creates the right business environment and tax infrastructure to foster innovation and help propel Georgia into a technology powerhouse,” said state Rep. Trey Kelley, R-Cedartown.
CyrusOne operates 45 data center facilities across the United States, Europe, and Asia to provide customers with the flexibility and scale to match their specific IT growth needs. CyrusOne facilities are engineered to include the power-density infrastructure required to deliver high availability, including architecture with the highest available power redundancy (2N).
CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) is a high-growth real estate investment trust (REIT) specializing in highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data center properties. The company provides mission-critical data center facilities that protect and ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for approximately 1,000 customers, including 200 Fortune 1000 companies and nine of the top 10 cloud providers.
With a track record of meeting and surpassing the aggressive speed-to-market demands of hyperscale cloud providers, as well as the expanding IT infrastructure requirements of the enterprise, CyrusOne provides the flexibility, reliability, security, and connectivity that foster business growth. CyrusOne offers a tailored, customer service-focused platform and is committed to full transparency in communication, management, and service delivery throughout its 45 data centers worldwide.
David M. Baum