Norwalk Data Center

Connecticut

High Security Environment Meets Performance

CyrusOne has several strategic, mission-critical data centers in the Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey area.

The Norwalk, Connecticut data center is a 150,000 square-foot facility and offers up to 16 MW of power and 30,000 square feet of work area recovery space to deliver world-class performance and amenities in a secure, redundant environment.

As Connecticut’s largest data center, the Norwalk facility is perfectly situated for companies along the east coast for production, disaster recovery, and business continuity purposes.

The Norwalk, Connecticut data center’s unique design enjoys power feeds from two utilities and provides infrastructure redundancy, carrier neutrality, and layered security, so there’s no single point of failure and virtually no risk of downtime.

The Norwalk facility is also conveniently located in close proximity to the New York City and Fairfield County financial hubs.

6 Norden Place
Norwalk, CT 06855

Norwalk – Highlights

  • Overview
  • Power
  • Cooling
  • Security
  • Sustainability

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  • 150,000 square feet facility
  • 75,000 square feet data center space with 36” raised flooring
  • 30,000 square feet work area recovery space featuring dedicated office suites configured per customer requirements
  • Carrier-neutral facility with two MDF rooms provides dual access to multiple providers for flexible connectivity
  • 24/7 year-round Network operations center, technical support, remote hands, and environmental and enhanced services monitoring
  • Building and all critical equipment are above 500-year flood zone
  • SSAE 16 and PCI compliant
  • Comprehensive fire protection system.
  • Conveniently located near dozens of hotels, restaurants and other amenities
  • Close to I-95, Merritt Parkway and Metro North RR Station
  • Designed to deliver 99.999% availability
  • Power to facility provided via three separate feeds from two separate utility companies. (Connecticut Light & Power and Third Taxing District)
  • Up to 16MW of redundant power to back up the facility for continuous operations
  • UPS systems configured in N+1 and 2N redundant configurations
  • Supports high density configurations.

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  • Power and cooling are delivered under a 36” raised data center floor
  • 3,000 tons of N+1 cooling capacity with roof mounted air cooled chillers.
  • 24/7 year-round video surveillance to monitor and control access within the facility
  • Biometric access readers
  • Advanced proximity card readers
  • Motion sensors
  • Surrounding security corridor
  • Central security office monitors all systems
  • 24/7 year-round bonded security staff
  • K4 rated property perimeter fence.

  • Comprehensive fire protection system.
  • Conveniently located near dozens of hotels, restaurants and other amenities
  • Close to I-95, Merritt Parkway and Metro North RR Station.

  • CyrusOne Zero Water Consumption Cooling: No water is consumed to cool this facility (such as water towers or evaporative cooling).  Minimal amounts of water are used for humidification and facility maintenance. This facility uses highly efficiency chillers, variable frequency drives, and energy-efficient CRAH units to achieve high-efficiency air-cooled chilling.  An average US data center of the same size typically consumes over 300 thousand gallons of water per month for cooling.
  • Regional Water Stress: While the Norwalk area currently faces low water stress, this is projected to increase dramatically in the next decade.  Unlike many other data centers, CyrusOne’s Norwalk facility does not use water for cooling and is therefore insulated from this regional water risk, both current and future.
Water Risk and Use Now 2030 Projection 2040 Projection
Regional Water Stress Low Extremely High Extremely High
CyrusOne Water Use Zero Consumption Zero Consumption Zero Consumption

(Risk assessment and projections based on WRI Aqueduct Tool)

  • Regional Grid Greenhouse Gases: How much greenhouse gas does this facility’s local electrical grid emit while generating electricity?  (Useful for Location-based greenhouse gas reporting)
Greenhouse Gases 2004 2007 2012 2016 2018
MTCO2/MWh 0.412 0.376 0.289 0.253 0.237

The carbon-intensity of the grid has improved about 3.3% points per year over the last 14 years of published data.  Reported by the US EPA eGRID for the NPCC New England subregion (NEWE).

  • Regional Grid Renewables: What percentage of this facility’s local electrical grid is from renewable sources (wind, solar, biomass, hydro, and geothermal)?
Grid Renewables 2004 2007 2012 2016 2018
Percent from renewable sources 10.8% 10.4% 13.0% 16.7% 18.9%

This has been increasing about 0.5% points per year over the last 14 years of published data.  Based on US EPA eGRID data for the NPCC New England subregion (NEWE).

Cutting-Edge Colocation Facility

Designed specifically to meet the increasing demand for business continuity solutions on a 24/7 year-round basis, the Norwalk, Connecticut data center offers:

  • Colocation-Primary Production and Backup
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Business Continuity

Offload Specific IT Operations

Every IT organization has its own set of resource challenges. Professional service providers will assume ongoing responsibility for monitoring, managing and/or problem resolution for selected IT systems and functions on your behalf.

Experts in the Norwalk, Connecticut data center can assess your current environment and challenges and work closely with you to devise solutions that enable you to delegate specific IT activities. Whether you need help managing all or part of the physical or the virtual side of your IT stack, service providers can identify and resolve any issues that may arise. Services include:

  • Monitoring (Network, Systems, Applications)
  • Storage, Backup and Replication
  • Security (Physical, Logical)

The Nation’s First National Internet Exchange

With CyrusOne’s National IX, customers can configure a virtual on-net platform from a multitude of carriers and providers, allowing optimal flexibility and interconnection with anyone at any connected facility and to the cloud.

As part of CyrusOne’s National IX platform, this Norwalk data center provides interconnection to other CyrusOne data centers.

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