CyrusOne Offers Wireless Access for Trading Firms at Aurora I Data Center

6 Sep 2018 by Bob West

CyrusOne, a premier global data center real estate investment trust (REIT), announced the availability of colocation services for trading firms on a new tower on the company’s data center property in Aurora, IL. It is expected to begin early in the fourth quarter of 2018. The tower offers open and equal access for financial ecosystem customers.

“As a leader in interconnection, CyrusOne is excited to offer this innovative wireless access solution for trading futures and options across all asset classes on the premier financial industry data center campus, and to do so in a manner that provides open and equal access to all of our customers,” said Robert Crespi, vice president, products, CyrusOne.

The new tower on the company’s data center property in Aurora offers the first on-campus wireless access for trading firms. It is capable of supporting both microwave and millimeter wireless antenna colocation. According to Robert Crespi, the tower design incorporates a new radio equipment meet-me room that equalizes distance based on customer tower position, providing distance savings from current options.

CyrusOne owns both the tower and data center. The company purchased the data center in a sale/leaseback transaction in March 2016. The tower colocation offering will be another attraction for CyrusOne Aurora I data center, which houses the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace. It adds an additional element to the ecosystem of financial service companies, asset managers, and traders that has developed on the CyrusOne campus.

CyrusOne operates more than 45 data center facilities across the United States, Europe, and Asia, helping companies to foster their business growth. It caters to the needs of approximately 1,000 customers, including more than 200 Fortune 1000 companies. The company claims to have power-density infrastructure required to deliver high availability, including an architecture with the highest available power redundancy (2N).


Bob West

Bob West is a tech savvy, digital enthusiast with a deep-rooted passion for data centers, cloud, internet exchanges (IX) and cryptocurrency. He was a driving force within the original team that built in 2011. It’s his belief that a new breed of data centers will become increasingly important as we move towards IoT, AI and edge computing.

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