Dallas, TX – August 19, 2009 – CyrusOne, Texas’ leading data center facility provider announced today that Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ: RCII), the largest rent-to-own operator in the United States, has selected CyrusOne as its exclusive data center provider. CyrusOne will provide high availability colocation services to Rent-A-Center from one of its three Dallas-area facilities.
Operating more than 3,000 stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada, Rent-A-Center required a state-of-the-art data center that could support their steady growth, as well as provide fully redundant power infrastructure to ensure the uptime of mission critical applications in a secure environment.
“We were seeking a data center partner that could accommodate our infrastructure growth as we opened new stores, added applications and users,” said Tony Fuller, senior vice president of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Rent-A-Center. “In our business we need the flexibility to deploy new systems quickly. By choosing CyrusOne, we have a long-term, scalable solution to meet future data center requirements as needed.”
“Our Dallas-area data centers are appealing to rapidly growing retail companies like Rent-A-Center because of the security, redundancy and scalability CyrusOne provides,” said David Ferdman, President and CEO, CyrusOne. Our build methodology allows us to rapidly meet customer’s growing data center requirement as their business expands and changes.”
CyrusOne maintains seven facilities totaling 480,000 square feet in Texas, including three facilities in Houston, three in Dallas and one in Austin. It is the only colocation provider in Austin to provide up to 1,000 watts of power per square foot, enabling the company to support clients with larger volumes of sophisticated and mission-critical applications. The data center is engineered in a fully redundant 2N configuration for superior power and cooling. Plus, multiple levels of uninterruptible power supplies and diesel generators ensure zero downtime.
CyrusOne is a leader in high-availability, high-density data center services, offering colocation and implementation services for companies in a wide range of industries, such as Schlumberger, Dynegy, Repsol,YPF and Christus Health. The company helps its clients optimize the return on their technology investments while ensuring application availability, data security and superior IT performance. CyrusOne was recently acquired by ABRY Partners, a Boston-based private equity investment firm with $21 billion in investments across more than 450 media and communications properties. For more information, visit http://cyrusone.com or call 1-866-297-8766.
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