Austin III Data Center

Austin, Texas

Massively Modular® Engineering for Production & Disaster Recovery

Located in the Met Center business park, CyrusOne’s Austin III data center provides 172,000 total square feet of shell and offers 120,000 colocation square feet (CSF), with up to 18 megawatts of power, and over 25,000 sq. ft. of class A office space at full build.

7100 Metropolis Drive
Austin, TX 78744

Austin III  – Highlights

  • Overview
  • Power
  • Cooling
  • Security
  • Sustainability

  • Up to 172,000 square feet data center / 120,000 colo square feet (CSF) at full build
  • High Performance Computing (HPC) capable, supports 250 wpsf with the ability to support over 1,000 wpsf
  • Carrier-neutral and part of CyrusOne National IX
  • Wholesale and retail colocation options
  • 100% uptime service level agreement on power
  • 24×7 staffed NOCC and remote hands support
  • Dedicated cages and private suite options available
  • Worksite recovery: customizable to fit client needs
  • Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus (VESDA) system; sampling air in parts per million coupled with a zonal dual-action interlocking dry-pipe pre-action system
  • Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus (VESDA) system; sampling air in parts per million coupled with a zonal dual-action interlocking dry-pipe pre-action system
  • 16 hotels and 15+ restaurants within three-mile radius of the data center
  • Seven minutes from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
  • Secure parking for customers and visitors
  • Can accommodate up to 24 MW at full build
  • Multiple levels of redundancy available within same footprint (e.g. N, 2N, Distributed Redundant)
  • Two – 400 MW capacity substations with dual underground, concrete encased feeds from electrical substations
  • Multiple Mitsubishi 750kVA/750kW UPS systems; each power leg has two dedicated UPS systems with VRLA battery backup
  • Dual input static transfer switches feed PDUs
  • Scalable 2.25 MW MTU generators dedicated to each power leg – 48-hour belly tank with each generator at full-load (longer run times at partial load)

  • 36-inch raised floor design
  • Utilizing Stultz 200-ton CRAH units with electronically commutated (EC) variable-speed fans
  • Highly efficient multiple 500 ton Trane chillers with rapid restart and adaptive controlled microprocessors (ability to scale as density increases)
  • Closed loop chilled water cooling design
  • Video surveillance and recording of the exterior and interior
  • On-site security guards 24/7 year-round
  • Triple authentication man traps, revolving entrance doors; biometric and key card (color coded) security for rigid access control
  • Cabinet and cage security options include individual locks and biometric scanners
  • Perimeter fence

  • Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus (VESDA) system; sampling air in parts per million coupled with a zonal dual-action interlocking dry-pipe pre-action system
  • 16 hotels and 15+ restaurants within three-mile radius of the data center
  • Seven minutes from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
  • Secure parking for customers and visitors

  • 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 efficient 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 1 million gallons of water per month to cool them.
  • Regional Water Stress: The Austin area currently faces low to medium water stress, which is projected to increase to high stress in the future.  Unlike many other data centers, CyrusOne’s Austin II 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 to Medium Medium to High 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 0.644 0.568 0.518 0.458 0.423
  • The carbon-intensity of the grid has improved about 2.3% points per year over the last 14 years of published data. Reported by the US EPA eGRID for the ERCOT subregion (ERCT).
  • 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 1.3% 2.7% 8.6% 14.5% 18.2%

This has been increasing about 1.2% points per year over the last 14 years of published data.  Based on US EPA eGRID data for the ERCOT subregion (ERCT).

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Production & Disaster Recovery

Designed to CyrusOne’s power, cooling, and security standards, the campus is ideal for production and disaster recovery server environments for national, international, and local companies. It will offer fully redundant infrastructure and will be backed by 100% Uptime Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

Conveniently located just 7 minutes from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, the Austin facility is surrounded by access to well-appointed hotels and several restaurants.

Massively Modular® Engineering

CyrusOne’s Massively Modular data center engineering is specifically designed to achieve optimal flexibility for even the largest scale deployment and build out.

CyrusOne can build out new data halls in just 12-16 weeks through aggressive sourcing and a just-in-time focus to meet customer demand.

The Massively Modular model frees customers from being confined by time, space, and/or flexibility constraints often found in other data center providers.

The Nation’s First National Internet Exchange

With CyrusOne’s National IX (Internet Exchange), 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 – at no additional cost.

As part of CyrusOne’s National IX platform, this Austin data center will provide interconnection to other CyrusOne data centers in Texas and beyond.

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