Dallas – Allen Data Center

Allen, Texas

Texas Data Center Brings Low PUE’s and Multilayer Security

Strategically located in Allen, Texas, CyrusOne’s newest Dallas area data center will be 976,000 square foot and contain 580,000 square foot of raised floor/white space at full build out. The facility is purpose-built, offering industry leading efficiencies, the latest cooling technology, uniquely low PUE’s and multilayer security. With over 90 acres, at full build, CyrusOne’s Dallas-Allen campus will be the largest data center campus in Texas.

2300 Chelsea Blvd
Allen, TX 75013

Dallas – Allen

  • Overview
  • Power
  • Cooling
  • Security
  • Sustainability

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  • ISO/IEC 27001
  • HIPAA/HITECH
  • PCI DSS
  • FISMA-High
  • SSAE 18 (SOC 1 Type II), Type 2 AT 101/SOC 2
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR)
  • Fire Detection – Three stage detection system and data halls and UPS enclosure spaces
  • Fire Suppression – Combination wet type sprinkler system in offices and pre-action type sprinkler system in critical and critical support spaces
  • VESDA (Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus)
  • Construction Type – Concrete Tilt-Panels with slab on grade. Steel truss overhead structure with modified built-up roofing membrane to meet specific wind up-lift parameters.
  • Building Type – Critical Services
  • Floor Load Capacity –
    • Data hall white floor space is 320lbs p/SF
    • CRAH gallery floor capacity is 2,000lbs p/SF

interior shot of Allen Texas location

  • Cooling Plant type and size – Closed loop, air cooled chilled water system (N = 4.5 MW)
  • Cooling capacity per cabinet – 150 to 180 watts p/SF (average density)

interior shot of Allen Texas location

• Fire Detection – Three stage detection system and data halls and UPS enclosure spaces

• Fire Suppression – Combination wet type sprinkler system in offices and pre-action type sprinkler system in critical and critical support spaces

• VESDA (Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus)

  • Utility capacity – 50 MW
  • Utility Voltage – 24,900 (25 kV)
  • # of Utility Feeders – 2 each (non-redundant)
  • # of transformers on site – 26 Transformers (
    24 each @ 2.5 MW, 1 each @ 1 MW, 1 each at 2 MW)
  • UPS configuration & capacity – Distributed redundant, with 4,500 kVA blocks (6 MW)
  • Generator Power – 24 each 2.25 MW Diesel (Critical), 1 each 1.25 MW Diesel (House)
  • Electrical capacity allowed per cabinet – 150 to 180 watts p/SF (average density)

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  • Physical – 8’ high perimeter steel ornamental exterior fencing
  • Anti-tailgating system with raising and lowering arms at vehicle entrance
  • Guards – Onsite guards man a dedicated Security Office at the main entrance (lobby) to the building
  • Electronic – A security system consists of various devices (card readers, badge readers, bio-readers, etc.) either permitting or denying access to various parts of the building
  • Access parameters are controlled through local onsite guards
  • Standards Compliance and Certifications – All local codes and standards are adhered to. CyrusOne standards and regulations are also in place for both safety and fire protection

interior shot of Allen Texas location

  • Construction Type – Concrete Tilt-Panels with slab on grade. Steel truss overhead structure with modified built-up roofing membrane to meet specific wind up-lift parameters.
  • Building Type – Critical Services
  • Floor Load Capacity –
    • Data hall white floor space is 320lbs p/SF
    • CRAH gallery floor capacity is 2,000lbs p/SF

interior shot of Allen Texas location

  • Features
    • Water Free Cooling (AKA Low Water All-Star, Water Conservation Hero, Drought-Friendly Cooling)
    • Renewable Energy Used
    • Renewable Energy Available

 

  • Reporting
    • Water risk (now, 2030, 2040)
    • Carbon intensity (trends over time)
    • Grid renewables (trends over time)

 

  • 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.

 

  • Regional Water Risk: The Dallas area faces a medium-to-high risk of water supply disruption, which is expected to worsen to High Risk in the future.  Unlike many other data centers, CyrusOne’s Allen facility does not use water for cooling and is therefore insulated from regional water risk, both current and future.
Water Risk and Use Now 2030 Projection 2040 Projection
Regional Water Risk Medium to high risk High risk (3-4) High risk (3-4)
CyrusOne Water Use Zero Consumption Zero Consumption Zero Consumption

(Risk assessment and projections based on WRI Aqueduct Tool)

 

  • Regional Grid Greenhouse Gasses: How much greenhouse gas does this facility’s local electrical grid emit while generating electricity?  (Useful for Location-based greenhouse gas reporting)
  • Greenhouse Gasses 2004 2007 2012 2016
    Lbs CO2/MWh 1421.0 1252.6 1143.0 1009.2
  • The carbon-intensity of the grid has improved about 2.3% points per year over the last 12 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
    Percent from renewable sources 1.3% 2.7% 8.6% 14.5%

    This has been increasing about 1.1% points per year over the last 12 years of published data.  Based on US EPA eGRID data for the ERCOT subregion (ERCT).

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Virtual Tour

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.

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