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CyrusOne CEO Report Challenges False Benefits of In-House Data Centers

October 18, 2016

CEO Gary Wojtaszek States There Are No Strategic, Economic, or Operational Reasons to Build and Own An In-house Data Center

DALLAS (October 18, 2016) – Global colocation solutions provider CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) today released an executive report entitled “Yes, You’d Have to Be Crazy to Build Your Own Data Center.” CyrusOne CEO Gary Wojtaszek challenges a common belief among many cloud, social media, and enterprise company leaders and then methodically explains why outsourced built-to-suit data centers are a more efficient and effective use of resources than the in-house equivalent.

“I regularly hear seemingly rational explanations for adopting a proprietary approach to data center construction and maintenance, but these reasons are outdated and misinformed,” said Gary Wojtaszek, President and CEO, CyrusOne. “A more effective, efficient option exists in built-to-suit data centers, which are custom facilities designed and constructed to meet the unique demands of individual companies. The shift from in-house to built-to-suit data centers is proving to be like America’s transition from small, family farms to large-scale farming operations: gradual, but necessary.”

To help expedite this transition, Wojtaszek outlines seven critical reasons why in-house data centers are not the [best] option for any company needing additional data center capacity.

Additionally, in the report, Wojtaszek debunks the perceived benefits of in-house data center solutions, noting the irony in the fact that many modern, disruptive companies are clinging to the status quo when it comes to data centers.

“This part of the data center revolution is just beginning,” added Wojtaszek. “As evolving technologies and exponential data growth continue to force business leaders to reassess their IT infrastructure and rationalize capital spending, a boom in built-to-suit data center construction is starting to gain momentum. CyrusOne is excited to stand at the forefront of that revolution with our hyper-scale build-to-suit solutions.”

CyrusOne operates more than 30 carrier-neutral 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 excellent availability, including an architecture with the highest available power redundancy (2N).

Renowned for exceptional service, building enduring customer relationships, and high customer satisfaction levels, CyrusOne serves nine of the Fortune 20 and more than 175 of the Fortune 1000 among its more than 950 customers.

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About CyrusOne
CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) specializes 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 more than 950 customers, including nine of the Fortune 20 and more than 175 of the Fortune 1000 or equivalent-sized companies.

CyrusOne’s data center offerings provide the flexibility, reliability, and security that enterprise customers require, and are delivered through a tailored, customer-service-focused platform designed to foster long-term relationships. CyrusOne’s National IX platform provides robust connectivity options to drive revenue, reduce expenses, and improve service quality for enterprises, content, and telecommunications companies. CyrusOne is committed to full transparency in communication, management, and service delivery throughout its more than 30 data centers worldwide. Additional information about CyrusOne can be found at

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