Phoenix Data Center Services Provider, CyrusOne, Becomes Member of Arizona Technology Council

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Thursday, November 29th 2012

Mutually beneficial partnership delivers local support for CyrusOne and national attention for Arizona as a leading data center solutions destination for Fortune 1000

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Phoenix data center services provider CyrusOne, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB), announced today that it has become an official member and Platinum Sponsor of the Arizona Technology Council (AZTC), the premier trade association for science and technology companies in the state.

Rendering of data center CyrusOne is building in Chandler, Arizona. (Photo: Business Wire)

Rendering of data center CyrusOne is building in Chandler, Arizona. (Photo: Business Wire)

CyrusOne specializes in highly reliable enterprise data center colocation, engineering facilities with the highest power redundancy (2N architecture) and power-density infrastructure required to deliver excellent availability.

A recent addition to the Arizona technology community, CyrusOne purchased a 57-acre parcel of land in Chandler, Ariz., broke ground, and erected the steel skeleton of its 1-million-square-foot “Massively Modular” Phoenix data center during the last year. Phase One is planned for completion by year-end, with the data center expected to become the largest of its kind in the country with 110 megawatts of power capacity delivered from a substation to be built on the property.

“The Council is an important part of the CyrusOne professional ecosystem,” said Scott Brueggeman, CMO, CyrusOne. “They are singularly focused on helping their member companies succeed through multiple initiatives including advocating for a tech-friendly business climate in Arizona. When we were considering membership organizations, AZTC emerged as a leading business partner—tech or otherwise.”

The AZTC serves Arizona’s diverse and thriving technology sectors, including semiconductor/electronics, aerospace/defense, information technology/data centers/software, telecommunications, optics/astronomy, alternative energy, and health/medical. As a member of the Council, CyrusOne receives numerous advocacy benefits and is granted access to as many as 150 events a year where members educate peers about trending topics and issues such as the cloud. In addition, high-profile Council events such as the annual Governor’s Celebration of Technology Innovation and the Business + IT Expo and CIO of the Year Awards have become known as the place to meet technology decision makers in Arizona.

“Adding CyrusOne to our membership and sponsorship roster has shined a spotlight on Arizona’s leadership in the data center space,” said Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO, Arizona Technology Council. “The Massively Modular enterprise-class facility the company is building in Chandler will be the largest and most energy-efficient multi-tenant data center in the Southwest. When coupled with the generally disaster-free topography Arizona is known for, the facility is naturally capturing the attention of Fortune 1000 companies throughout the West looking to locate their mission-critical data here.”

Contacts

CyrusOne
Nicole Aguillard, 713.235.8707
naguillard@cyrusone.com
or
gyro for CyrusOne
Mindy Miller or Jacob Smith, 513.671.3811
cyrusone@gyro.com

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