Port Houston Selects CyrusOne for Data Center and Interconnection Services
Demanding logistics, Homeland Security requirements cited for port handling 16% of Texas’ economy
HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 1, 2018– CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE), a premier global data center REIT, today announced that it has been selected by Port Houston for data center services, cloud access, interconnection services, disaster recovery and business continuity.
“Over 16% of the Texas gross domestic product flows through the Greater Port of Houston, and as a public entity it is imperative that we utilize our resources wisely,” said Charles Thompson, chief information officer, Port Houston. “Our new data center strategy provides a resilient, high performance, cloud-ready infrastructure that supports the efficient processing of freight that passes through the Port at a rate of one tractor-trailer every eight seconds. In a budget-friendly manner we have enhanced our interactions with the Department of Homeland Security, improved our disaster readiness, and are better positioned to serve all of Port Houston’s stakeholders.”
Port Houston’s infrastructure will now be connected to the CyrusOne National Internet Exchange (National IX), which delivers interconnection between other CyrusOne locations across the country. CyrusOne’s direct access to cloud providers will also be utilized.
“The logistical and compliance demands of Port Houston are unique, and as a result they needed a highly-customized solution to prepare their technology estate for both their significant current needs as well as the likelihood of changing future requirements,” said Caroline Brelsford, area vice president, Central region, CyrusOne. “We are pleased that after a thorough review of all available options they have chosen CyrusOne for their data center infrastructure and networking needs.”
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 nearly 1,000 customers, including 197 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, CyrusOneprovides 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.
About Port Houston
For more than 100 years, the port has owned and operated the public wharves and terminals of the Port of Houston – the nation’s largest port for foreign waterborne tonnage and an essential economic engine for the Houston region, the state of Texas, and the nation. It supports the creation of nearly 1.175 million jobs in Texas and 2.7 million jobs nationwide, and economic activity totaling almost $265 billion in Texas – 16 percent of Texas’ total gross domestic product – and more than $617 billion in economic impact across the nation. For more information, visit Port Houston’s website at: www.porthouston.com.