How Data Center Solutions Gave One of Texas’ Largest School Districts Peace of Mind

Data Center Compliance: Key Requirement for Delivering
State-of-the-Art Infrastructure for Large Texas School District

Located near Houston, Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (CFISD) – one of the largest in Texas – operates the third largest communications network in the state that connects more than 100 campuses, processes millions of accounting transactions, manages student information and human resources systems, as well as control security, video, telecommunications and operations.

The Challenge

After examining its growth projections, data storage and redundancy capabilities, CFISD recognized it was unable to provide the technology and support needed. To prepare its students to become 21stcentury leaders and to unequivocally safeguard its IT and data infrastructure, the district sought a new data center provider.

While CFISD operated two district-owned data centers in its own facilities, it lacked the cooling, power, network links, storage, bandwidth and space to support its future growth.  The district decided to migrate and distribute its colocation solutions across three different locations for production, business continuity, disaster recovery, and assurance for highly reliable network services. To maximize the distributed redundancy of a multi-data center platform, the district sought a colocation provider with top-tier facilities, service flexibility and robust connectivity capabilities.

The Requirements

CFISD needed a top-tier data center provider that offered:

  • Complete redundancy and 100% uptime Service Level Agreements (SLA)
  • A scalable environment to support growth
  • Geographic diversity to complement its disaster recovery plan
  • Robust interconnectivity between sites
  • Exceptional service


A Reliable Partner for Success

Learn how CFISD sought to meet its selection criteria with a colocation provider and why it ultimately selected CyrusOne’s data center.

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Request a complimentary copy of the case study “Texas’ Third-Largest School District Selects CyrusOne Data Centers to Deliver State-of-Art Infrastructure and Meet Compliance Needs” today and learn how this school district leverages flexibility, scalability and full redundancy through data center colocation.