Designed for high density computing, CyrusOne’s 112,000 square foot Houston data center is equipped with fully redundant power architecture to ensure the availability of mission critical server environments.
With over 10 carriers available in the building, customers have several choices for their connectivity requirements. The site sits on the same redundant power ring as the Emergency Broadcasting Network.
CyrusOne’s Houston data center is conveniently located near three major business districts: Galleria, Greenway Plaza and Downtown.r
|Water Risk and Use||Now||2030 Projection||2040 Projection|
|Regional Water Risk||Medium to High||High||High|
|CyrusOne Water Use||Zero Consumption||Zero Consumption||Zero Consumption|
(Risk assessment and projections based on WRI Aqueduct Tool)
|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).
CyrusOne’s Houston Galleria site is an example of successful retrofits to improve efficiency in operations. As a legacy facility, the building design does not necessarily meet our modern building standards. One challenge was that the older UPS units installed at the facility did not operate efficiently under low loads, requiring a full load to reach their peak efficiency. However, in order to provide reliability, this data center was designed with multiple, redundant UPSs so that one could fail without hindering server uptime. This means that each UPS was operating at no more than 75% load, well into its inefficient range. This inefficiency resulted in wasted energy and excess heat, which then required additional cooling. By replacing these UPSs with modern designs that are efficient across a wide range of loads, we greatly reduced our energy consumption and improved our PUE. Additionally, the new UPS units are more reliable, which improves the durability and resilience of the facility.
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 Houston data center provides interconnection to other CyrusOne data centers in Texas and beyond.