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Global Colocation Solutions Provider CyrusOne Expands Midwest Presence with New 23-Acre Land Purchase

September 15, 2016

CyrusOne to significantly expand Aurora, Ill., global risk management campus with purchase of Molitor Road acreage

DALLAS (September 15, 2016) – Global colocations solutions provider CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) is pleased to announce the purchase of land located at 32W 130 Molitor Road, Aurora, Ill. The approximate 23 acres is located adjacent to the suburban Chicago data center CyrusOne acquired from CME Group earlier in April. The newly purchased parcel of land is planned for development over the next several years, and is expected to leverage a shared ecosystem with CyrusOne’s existing Aurora facility, including connectivity to the CME Globex global trading platform and a massive 90-MW substation.

“This new land purchase enables CyrusOne to stay ahead of the rapid growth in colocation demand within the Chicago market, particularly among financial services companies,” said Kevin Timmons, chief technology officer, CyrusOne. “Upon completion, buildings across the campus are expected to have seamless connectivity to the world’s largest futures exchange, and provide customers with access to a wide range of retail colocation services, cloud connectivity, and carriers.”

CyrusOne’s acquisition of the current Aurora data center in April expanded CyrusOne’s portfolio to more than 30 data centers across the United States and overseas. The sale-leaseback transaction included a 428,000-square-foot facility, 15 acres of developable land, and provided customers involved in the global financial markets with connectivity and proximity to the CME Globex platform.

The Aurora data center is located in suburban Chicago. A high-speed, high-capacity network connection is available directly to downtown Chicago’s telecommunications hub, with a strong network offering to accommodate customers with specific latency and/or replication needs. As part of CyrusOne’s National IX (Internet Exchange) platform, the Aurora data center will supply interconnection to other CyrusOne data centers.

CyrusOne provides customers with the flexibility and scale to match their specific IT growth needs. CyrusOne facilities are engineered to include the power-density infrastructure require 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 deliveries throughout its more than 30 data centers worldwide. Additional information about CyrusOne can be found at

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