Calpine selects CyrusOne for secure hosting, data storage, and support services

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Houston, TX – July 1, 2001 – CyrusOne (, a provider of custom data center solutions, recently added energy producer and trader Calpine ( to its steadily growing roster of clients. Calpine, founded in 1984, is the world’s largest producer of renewable geothermal energy. The San Jose, California-based company ranked third among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 fastest-growing companies in 2001.

Houston serves as the location of Calpine’s Energy Services, Calpine Natural Gas, and Calpine Central Region business units. Calpine currently owns 1.3 trillion cubic feet of proved natural gas reserves, and is in the midst of the largest construction program ($15 billion) in the history of power industry.

Simmons executives considered building a secure facility and hiring an extensive IT staff to house and maintain its IT systems, but decided it was far more cost-effective to outsource. “We can now focus on our core business of making money for our clients, while CyrusOne manages our IT systems,” said Schad. “We have to protect our customers, and CyrusOne allows us to do that cost-effectively.”

According, to Stephen Webster, Director of IS Infrastructure Engineering and Production Operations for Calpine, “The way CyrusOne was able to deliver a complete, all-in-one solution with extremely rapid turnaround really impressed us. We gave them a very aggressive timeline and they hit it just like they said they would. Their flexibility and ability to meet a very wide range of requirements positions CyrusOne to grow with us beyond this first highavailability disaster recovery solution to meet other IT needs.”

The combination of CyrusOne’s quality of service, client-centric operating philosophy and local focus in Houston allows the firm to be accessible, intimate, responsive, flexible, and rapid. By avoiding the pitfalls of over-expansion, CyrusOne enjoys a degree of financial and operational stability that has enabled the data center solutions provider to continue attracting major clients.

CyrusOne provides customized, high-availability IT solutions for companies that require uninterrupted access to their key customers and suppliers. The hub of the service platform is CyrusOne’s impenetrable 65,000 square foot Enterprise Data Center (EDC) in Houston that has been meticulously engineered to protect client systems from natural and manmade causes of outages. “Calpine’s specific need to protect a valuable revenue stream made them a perfect candidate for a CyrusOne solution. We take pride in our ability to ensure that the customers of our customers stay connected to critical systems, information, and processes, “said Dave Ferdman, CEO and President of CyrusOne.

About CyrusOne

CyrusOne is Houston’s largest full service data center providing managed hosting, colocation and enterprise management services to companies to ensure application availability, data security, and superior network performance. With a client-centric focus, CyrusOne was the first within the industry to offer a 100% availability guarantee and continues to push the envelope by offering the industry’s highest application availability SLA as well. CyrusOne’s client base includes a spectrum of emerging service providers and Fortune 500 companies who leverage the security and redundancy of CyrusOne’s Enterprise Data Center and Technology Campus. For additional information on the company, visit

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