CyrusOne completes new data center in Northern Virginia
CyrusOne has completed its newest 30-megawatt facility on the company’s Northern Virginia campus in Sterling. With ground breaking to completion done in under six months, CyrusOne said the project was delivered in the shortest time to market interval for an enterprise scale data center of its size.
Driving the timeline was the company’s use of massively modular engineering methods and advanced manufacturing supply chain techniques.
“CyrusOne’s goal has been to improve our supply chain efficiency to the point whereby we can deliver a completed data center in the same timeframe that our customers can order and receive the computing equipment that will reside in the data center. We never want our customers’ business objectives to be slowed down by the speed of their data center deployment … ” Gary Wojtaszek, president and CEO of CyrusOne, said in a statement.
CyrusOne, based in the Dallas area, said it previously set an industry record when it delivered a 6 MW facility in Phoenix in 107 days. The newest facility in Virginia is five times bigger, and only took twice as long to deliver.
Completion of the Sterling II data center expands the scope of the 129,000-square-foot Northern Virginia campus. The company disclosed last week that it had purchased 40 acres in the Kincora mixed-use project in Loudoun County where it plans to build a $ 1 billion dollar data center.
The Northern Virginia data center campus is part of CyrusOne’s National Internet Exchange (IX). The exchange creates a data center platform that virtually links more than a dozen of CyrusOne’s enterprise facilities and third-party locations in numerous metropolitan markets.