Phoenix Data Center / Chandler

In June 2012, CyrusOne broke ground on a 57-acre campus slated to be nearly 1 million square-feet of space in Chandler, Arizona – the largest of its kind.

CyrusOne’s Phoenix Data Center is Massively Modular™"
The Phoenix data center is being commissioned at unprecedented speed using CyrusOne’s “Massively Modular™” design philosophy. Massively Modular enables CyrusOne to commission large data center facilities in approximately 16 weeks, beating the deployment capabilities of the data-center-in-a-box solutions currently being marketed by competitors. Aggressive sourcing enables a speedy commissioning of the site, which in turn enables CyrusOne to deliver inventory just in time to match your demands.

The first building, which was commissioned near the end of 2012, has 38,000 square feet of raised floor and another 38,000 square feet that will come online in Q1 of 2013. There is also room for seven or eight more buildings on this campus, making the CyrusOne Phoenix Data Center very unique.

Energy Efficient Power & Cooling
CyrusOne's Phoenix data center leverages efficiency measures never before utilized in this capacity, offer powerful cost-reduction opportunities for the enterprises that colocate their data and servers here.

To begin, the roof of the Phoenix Data Center is V-shaped, sloping toward the middle. This is beneficial for two reasons: one is the green element –directly replenishing the ground water. The other is the containment element – water can't collect over areas of the data center where customers might have equipment. The V-shaped roof design also allows for a highly-efficient cooling model at the Phoenix Data Center will allow CyrusOne to achieve lower operating costs – savings that is passed on to customers.

In addition, the data center itself is being designed for an average draw of 250 watts per square foot, with the ability to go up to 1,000 watts per square foot for customers with extremely dense specialized equipment. That means a data center built to suit newer gear that has a smaller footprint but higher power utilization.

Conveniently Located in a Data Center Safe Zone
The Phoenix data center is well suited for Fortune 500 companies that require robust data center infrastructure for mission-critical applications and want to locate it in an area that is generally considered one of the safest in the country—free from natural disasters including seismic activity, tornados, and hurricanes.

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Key Features of the Phoenix Data Center / Chandler

  • Planned to be the largest data center campus in the state – 1,000,000 sq. ft. campus / 40 acre land purchase
  • One of the most efficient in the country
  • SSAE 16 (SOC I type II), PCI DSS (sec 9 & 12), HIPAA, ISO 27001, FISMA, TIA 942 Class 4, LEED Silver
  • High Performance Computing (HPC) capable, supports 250 wpsf with the ability to support over 1,000 wpsf
  • Capable of 250-1,000 watts per square foot
  • Highly efficient power and cooling
  • Historically free of seismic activity, tornados, and hurricanes
  • Carrier-neutral, as well as dark-fiber connectivity option
  • 100% uptime service level agreement on power
  • 24x7 staffed NOCC and remote hands support
  • Dedicated cages and private suite options available


  • Multiple levels of redundancy available within same footprint (e.g. N, 2N)
  • Ability to hold up to 90 MW of critical capacity
  • 110 MW onsite substation
  • Diverse power delivered by two independent circuits
  • 400kVA PDUs with dual input STSs
  • Scalable 2.25 MW Detroit Diesel dedicated generators pre-wired for additional capacity
  • 5,000 gallon belly tank


  • 36-inch raised floor design
  • Indirect evaporative backed by chilled water plant
  • Highly efficient multiple 500 ton Trane chillers with fast restart and adaptive controlled microprocessors
  • Redundant water feeds


  • Reinforced physical structure including concrete bollards, steel-lined walls for security, and bullet resistant glass
  • Video surveillance and recording of the exterior and interior
  • On-site security guards 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Man traps, revolving entrance doors; biometric and key card (color coded) security for rigid access control
  • Cabinet and cage security options include individual locks biometric scanners
  • Perimeter fence


  • Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus (VESDA) system; sampling air in parts per million coupled with a dual interlocked, pre action dry-pipe system


  • State-of-the-art offices
  • Fitness center, staging room, hoteling space