CyrusOne’s Phoenix Data Center Just Got Bigger

The facility is the largest data center campus in the southwestern U.S.

By Anca Gagiuc, Associate Editor

Neighbors map at Continuum Business Park in Chandler, Arizona
Neighbors map at Continuum Business Park in Chandler, Arizona

PhoenixCyrusOne announced it has acquired more than 29 acres of land in the Continuum Business Park in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler, Ariz. The purchase and construction of the development property will leverage a shared ecosystem with the company’s existing Phoenix data center buildings already on campus. Moreover, with this transaction, CyrusOne will expand its data center campus to more than 85 acres.

“The Phoenix metro area has seen tremendous growth over the past few years as companies continue to relocate to the area. As the recognized leader in the Fortune 1000 space, this expansion will enable CyrusOne to continue to meet the growing data center needs of these companies,” Kevin Timmons, chief technology officer at CyrusOne, said in a prepared statement. “The City of Chandler has been an excellent partner for CyrusOne and we have grown in lockstep with the Phoenix metro-area as the region has emerged as one of the largest data center markets in the country. As the preeminent data center provider with the largest campus, CyrusOne is thrilled to continue to work with the community during our expansion by creating new local jobs.”

With the additional land, CyrusOne’s Phoenix data center encompasses more than 2 million square feet of data center space, designed to be used for Cloud, internet and other fast-growing Fortune 1000 companies attracted not only by the lower operating costs in Phoenix, but also by the area’s reputation as safe from natural disasters including seismic activity, tornadoes and hurricanes.

“As we look to the future, we have a similar desire to build a comparable campus in the Santa Clara, California region. Together with this Phoenix campus, these locations would continue to enhance CyrusOne’s ability to provide data center services to the high-tech, social media, and enterprise firms along the west coast,” Timmons added. “We see these expansions as a way to serve more of our customers that are seeking build-to-suit, production, and disaster recovery data center solutions throughout the West and Southwest regions.”

The Phoenix data center is part of CyrusOne’s National Internet Exchange (IX) platform, which means the facility provides interconnection to other CyrusOne data centers across the country.

Image courtesy of Continuum Business Park