Houston – Galleria Data Center

Houston, TX

Mission Critical Application Data Center Runs On Power Circuit For EBN

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

4201 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027
Phone: 855-564-3198

Houston – Galleria – Highlights

  • Overview
  • Power
  • Cooling
  • Security
  • Sustainability

  • 112,000 sq. ft. data center / 64,000 colo square feet (CSF)
  • SSAE 16 (SOC I type II), PCI DSS (sec 9 & 12), HIPAA, ISO 27001, FISMA
  • High Performance Computing (HPC) capable, supports 250 wpsf with the ability to support over 1,000 wpsf
  • Carrier-neutral and part of CyrusOne Texas IX
  • 100% uptime service level agreement on power
  • 24×7 staffed NOCC and remote hands support
  • Dedicated cages and private suite options available
  • Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus (VESDA) system; sampling air in parts per million coupled with a zonal dual-action interlocking dry-pipe system
  • Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus (VESDA) system; sampling air in parts per million coupled with a zonal dual-action interlocking dry-pipe system
  • Central location to dozens of hotels, restaurants, and other amenities
  • Multiple levels of redundancy available within same footprint (e.g. N, 2N)
  • 13.5 MW of critical capacity
  • Dual input PDU’s with static transfer switches
  • Backed by generator power
  • 3,300 belly tank each plus an added 6,000 gallon external tank for every generator

  • Combo of cooling technologies including DX and closed loop chilled water using multiple 500 ton Trane chillers
  • 36 & 24-inch raised floor design
  • Reinforced physical structure, including concrete bollards and steel-lined wall options for security, and bullet resistant glass
  • Video surveillance and recording of the exterior and interior
  • On-site security guards 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • 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 system
  • Central location to dozens of hotels, restaurants, and other amenities

  • 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.  An average US data center of the same size typically consumes over 1 million gallons of water per month to cool them.

 

  • Regional Water Risk: The Houston 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 Houston – Galleria 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).

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 Houston data center provides interconnection to other CyrusOne data centers in Texas and beyond.

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