COUNTRY Financial Selects CyrusOne to Modernize IT Data Center Infrastructure
Fortune 1000 Insurance and Financial Services Leader Cites Need for Flexibility, Scalability
CHICAGO, IL (December 20, 2018) – CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE), a premier global data center REIT, today announced it has been selected to provide colocation, interconnection, and infrastructure services by insurance and financial services leader COUNTRY Financial®, a Fortune 1000 group of insurance and financial services companies based in Bloomington, IL.
“With the rapid evolution of technology and certainty of continuing change in infrastructure options and strategies it became apparent that owning our own data center was no longer the most sensible option for COUNTRY Financial.” said Brad Hildestad, executive vice president and chief information officer, COUNTRY Financial. “Outsourcing these services allows both our capital and our technologists to focus on our customers instead of infrastructure and real estate. In additional to world class infrastructure, robust interconnection, and cloud adjacency, CyrusOne’s highly secure Aurora campus offered the ability to scale in the future as our requirements either expand or contract due to growth and new technologies. We’re pleased to be working with a customer-focused, solutions-oriented partner in CyrusOne.”
“We are honored to take this journey with COUNTRY Financial as we help protect their critical technology now and into the 22nd century,” said John Gould, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, CyrusOne. “COUNTRY Financial’s decision to use CyrusOne’s globally-scalable platform to modernize their IT Infrastructure is a common best practice deployed by numerous Fortune 1000 business leaders across the world.”
CyrusOne operates 47 data center facilities across the United States, Europe, and Asia to provide customers with the flexibility and scale to match their specific IT growth needs. CyrusOne facilities are engineered to include the power-density infrastructure required to deliver high availability, including architecture with the highest available power redundancy (2N).
CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) is a high-growth real estate investment trust (REIT) specializing in highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data center properties. The company provides mission-critical data center facilities that protect and ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for approximately 1,000 customers, including 200 Fortune 1000 companies and nine of the top 10 cloud providers.
With a track record of meeting and surpassing the aggressive speed-to-market demands of hyperscale cloud providers, as well as the expanding IT infrastructure requirements of the enterprise, CyrusOne provides the flexibility, reliability, security, and connectivity that foster business growth. CyrusOne offers a tailored, customer service-focused platform and is committed to full transparency in communication, management, and service delivery throughout its 47 data centers worldwide.
About COUNTRY Financial
COUNTRY Financial is a marketing name for COUNTRY Life Insurance Company®, COUNTRY Mutual Insurance Company® and their respective subsidiaries, located in Bloomington, IL. COUNTRY Financial serves about one million households and businesses throughout the United States and offers a wide range of insurance and financial products and services.
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