CyrusOne to Build 440 KSF Campus in Atlanta
- Dec 21, 2017
CyrusOne has selected a 44-acre site for a new campus in Douglasville, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta. The data center REIT will expand for the first time in the Peach State with a total of three facilities, which will deliver 50 megawatts of critical power upon build-out.
The company’s newly-announced campus will feature 440,000 square feet of data center space. It will be a carrier-neutral facility, benefiting from the multiple providers present in the region. The campus will be linked to CyrusOne’s National Internet Exchange, which delivers interconnection between the company’s multiple U.S. sites. Construction of the campus will begin in early 2018, with the first data center slated for completion in summer 2018. CyrusOne operates 44 data centers across the U.S., Europe and Asia.
The benefits of Atlanta
Georgia features a lower corporate income tax and data center providers can benefit from a special sales and use tax exemption, in cases when expenditures exceed $15 million per year. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the price for commercial electricity in Georgia is nearly 10 percent lower than the national average and more than 10 percent lower in the case of industrial electricity.
“Leadership in technology, financial services, manufacturing, education and connectivity make Atlanta an especially attractive market for our cloud and enterprise customers. Atlanta’s diverse economy moves fast and CyrusOne operates in the same manner. Our new Douglasville site is an ideal location for companies fueling Atlanta’s growth to leverage CyrusOne’s state-of-the-art data center solution in this dynamic region,” said Tesh Durvasula, CCO of CyrusOne, in a prepared statement.
Recently, CyrusOne announced plans to build another campus in Allen, Texas, complementing its existing data centers in Dallas-Fort Worth with a 340,000-square-foot expansion.