Cincinnati – 7th Street Data Center

Downtown Cincinnati

Downtown Cincinnati Production Data Center & Disaster Recovery

This Cincinnati data center facility is used for production colocation, back-up and recovery and business continuity. Featuring 425,000 square feet, this facility is conveniently located 15 minutes from Greater Cincinnati and the Northern Kentucky International Airport.

229 West 7th St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 855-564-3198

Cincinnati – 7th Street – Highlights

  • Overview
  • Power
  • Cooling
  • Security
  • Fire Protection
  • Amenities
  • Sustainability

  • 425,000 sq. ft. data center/ 212,000 colo square feet (CSF)
  • SSAE 16 (SOC I type II), PCI DSS (sec 9 & 12), HIPAA, ISO 27001, FISMA
  • High Performance Computing (HPC) capable
  • Carrier-neutral, as well as dark-fiber connectivity option
  • 100% uptime service level agreement on power
  • Dedicated cages and private suite options available
  • Built to Fujita F2 wind rating
  • Cincinnati’s primary switching facility on FEMA priority list.

  • 24 or 36-inch raised floor design
  • Highly efficient multiple 1200 ton York Centrifugal chillers
  • 115-ton Hunt Air ACU with electronically commutated (EC) variable-speed fans; other levels/halls utilize 30 and 40
    ton CRAC units
  • Closed loop chilled water cooling design
  • Redundant water supply and return.

  • Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus (VESDA) system; sampling air in parts per million
  • FM200 or FE-25 clean gas suppression in a full flood deployment
  • Multiple levels of redundancy available within same footprint (e.g. N, 2N)
  • 13 MW of critical capacity
  • 7 Dedicated Substations in the building which are not shared with other buildings
  • Diverse power delivered by 6 independent circuits
  • 25kVA single input PDUs with automatic transfer switches
  • Scalable 2 MW Cummins dedicated generators
  • 40,000 gallon fuel capacity for site (2 – 20K gallon tanks).

  • 7 levels of security for access
  • Reinforced physical structure including concrete bollards
  • Video surveillance and recording of the exterior and interior of each facility
  • On-site security guards 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • 24×7 staffed NOCC and remote hands support
  • Man traps, revolving entrance doors; key card security for rigid access control
  • Cabinet and cage security options include individual locks and biometric scanners

  • 15 Minutes from Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
  • Major metropolitan downtown; 10 national chain hotels within four blocks; 40 peering arrangements, Harden Bell constructed building.

  • Regional Water Stress: The Cincinnati area currently faces low water stress, which is projected to continue in the future.
Water Risk and Use Now 2030 Projection 2040 Projection
Regional Water Stress Low Low Low
CyrusOne Water Use Not Available* Not Available* Not Available*

* Water reporting at this site is currently not available due to leasing terms

(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 0.706 0.704 0.626 0.564 0.529

The carbon-intensity of the grid has improved about 1.9% points per year over the last 14 years of published data.  Reported by the US EPA eGRID for the SERC Virginia/Carolina subregion (SRVC).


  • 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 1.1% 1.0% 3.2% 4.8% 5.2%

This has been increasing about 0.3 points per year over the last 14 years of published data.  Based on US EPA eGRID data for the RFC West subregion (SRVC).

  • Other Efficiency Measures: Energy efficient LED lighting, new efficiency chillers, Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) on chillers, cooling towers, condensate pumps and fans, free cooling heat exchangers, high efficiency Computer Room Air Handlers (CRAH) and Computer Room Air Conditioning (CRAC) units.

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