Global colocation solutions provider CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE
) announced plans to build a third data center on a 45-acre parcel along Beltway 8 at its Houston West campus.
CyrusOne will expand its Houston West seismic exploration computing campus for the oil and gas industry to more than 1 million square feet of data center facilities and Class A office space
The Houston West campus is well known as the largest data center campus for seismic exploration computing in the oil and gas industry, said Kevin Timmons, chief technology officer at CyrusOne.
The 200,000 square feet of new office space will enable the company to expand research and development of geophysical exploration data by providing space for employees of the world's leading oil and gas companies as well as academicians from the leading universities that are all involved in conducting petrochemical analytical research, Thomas said.
CyrusOne expects to break ground on the seismic campus expansion early next year. Once completed, the campus will easily be the largest center for seismic computing services infrastructure in the world, with a total power capacity approaching 100 megawatts.
The company operates 25 carrier-neutral data center facilities across the U.S., Europe and Asia. Customers include nine of the global Fortune 20 companies and more than 100 of the Fortune 1000.