San Antonio I Data Center

San Antonio, Texas

The Leading Enterprise Data Center Services Companies on Fortune Lists’

CyrusOne’s 110,000 sq. ft. San Antonio data center is the first enterprise colocation data center established by any provider in this market.

With some of the lowest power cost in the country, this San Antonio data center facility can scale up to 20 megawatts of power from multiple substations.

9999 Westover Hills Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78251
Phone: 855-564-3198

San Antonio I – Highlights

  • Overview
  • Power
  • Cooling
  • Security
  • Sustainability

  • Will support up to 640,000 sq. ft. campus / 450,000 colo square feet (CSF)
  • Planned – SSAE 16 (SOC I type II), PCI DSS (sec 9 & 12), HIPAA, ISO 27001, FISMA
  • CyrusOne Facilities are designed to meet TIA-942 requirements for electrical and mechanical.
  • High Performance Computing (HPC) capable, supports 200 wpsf with the ability to supportover 1,000 wpsf
  • Efficient, divisible floor plates
  • Extra layer of physical security including hurricane shutters, impact resistant glazing, extradiesel on-site, outside of flood zone
  • Carrier-neutral and part of CyrusOne National IX
  • 100% uptime service level agreement on power
  • 24×7 staffed NOCC and remote hands support
  • Dedicated cages and private suite options available
  • Multiple shipping docks
  • Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus (VESDA) system; sampling air in parts per million coupled with a zonal dual action
    interlocking dry-pipe system
  • Centrally located to dozens of hotels, restaurants and other amenities

  • 36-inch raised floor design
  • Utilizing Stulz 200-ton CRAH units with electronically commutated (EC) variable-speed fans
  • Highly efficient multiple 500 ton Trane chillers with fast restart and adaptive controlled Microprocessors

  • Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus (VESDA) system; sampling air in parts per million coupled with a zonal dual action
    interlocking dry-pipe system
  • Can accommodate up to 96MW of critical capacity
  • Multiple levels of redundancy available within same footprint (e.g. N, 2N)
  • Dual input PDUs with static transfer switches
  • 2.25 MW Dedicated Diesel generators
  • 5,000 gallon belly tanks at each generator

  • Extra layer of physical security including impact 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

  • Centrally located 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 San Antonio area faces a medium-to-high risk of water supply disruption, which is expected to become Extremely High Risk in the future.  Unlike many other data centers, CyrusOne’s San Antonio I 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 Extremely High risk Extremely High risk
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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Houston’s Geophysical Center of Excellence for Seismic Exploration Computing

CyrusOne’s third expansion project at this location will make the Houston West data center site the largest and first digital energy campus for the oil and gas industry in Houston and a geophysical center of excellence for seismic exploration computing.

The campus will create an ecosystem to help facilitate the generation, analysis, and sharing of all the geophysical data required by the largest oil and gas companies in the world. The full build out will have a 640,000 square feet footprint with the ability to hold up to 96MW of critical power.

The additional 640,000 square feet from the Houston West Data Center III, combined with the other two buildings, brings the campus total to more than 1,000,000 square feet. of data center space!

Secure, Hardened Facility

The hardened facility is outside the FEMA 500 year flood plain and features a reinforced roof and concrete walls. The Houston West Data Center III data center boasts significant physical security features including perimeter fencing, dual authentication, biometric access systems, and 24x7x365 security guards. It also incorporates CyrusOne’s sophisticated building management systems designed to proactively monitor all of the mechanical and electrical systems in the building.

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