Houston West Building #2 Data Center

CyrusOne's Houston West Building #2 data center is located 20 minutes west of downtown Houston just off Beltway 8 between I-10 and 290. It is strategically positioned with access to significant and redundant utility power feeds, and access to one of the fastest and most reliable telecommunications networks, as it is located along a major fiber corridor in Houston.

The hardened facility is outside the FEMA 500 year flood plain and features a reinforced roof and concrete walls. The Houston West Building #2 data center boasts significant physical security features including perimeter fencing, steel-lined walls for security, bullet resistant glass, dual authentication, biometric access systems, and 24x7x365 security guards. It also incorporates CyrusOne's sophisticated building management systems designed to proactively monitor all of the mechanical and electrical systems in the building.

This second facility makes Houston West data center campus the largest and first digital energy campus for the oil and gas industry in Houston and a geophysical center of excellence for seismic exploration computing. The first phase of the building is completed, with 40,000 sq. ft. of raised white floor operational today. The building's total footprint will be 160,000 sq. ft. with the ability to hold up to 24 MW of critical capacity.

The addition of the second building, plus the future addition of the third building in late 2014, brings the campus total to more than 1,000,000 sq. ft.!

Part of CyrusOne's Texas IX (Internet Exchange) platform, Houston West Building #2 data center provides interconnection across states and between metro-enabled sites within the CyrusOne facility footprint and beyond.

Key Features of the Houston West Building #2 Data Center

  • Will support up to 160,000 sq.ft. / 80,000 sq. ft. of raised white floor
  • 6,000 sq. ft of Class A office space
  • Can accomodate up to 24 MW of critical capacity
  • SSAE 16 (SOC I type II), PCI DSS (sec 9 & 12), HIPAA, TIA 942 Class 4, ISO 27001 (planned), FISMA
  • Efficient, divisible floor plates/ 100 ft. clear space with no columns
  • Extra layer of physical security including steel-lined walls for security, bullet resistant glass, and hurricane shutters
  • 2N architecture with multiple levels of redundancy available within the same footprint
  • Multiple generators, fuel tanks, UPS and PDUs
  • Redundant CRAH units