CyrusOne, a real estate investment trust that specializes in data center properties, broke ground for its data center site in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The facility is located at 4700 Gifford Road in the South Point Business Park.
The company expects to complete the first phase in the Fall of 2020. According to CyrusOne, the data center campus is strategically located on the 41st parallel, with the majority of data traffic in the United States passing through Council Bluffs via an extensive collection of fiber optic cables from the nation’s telecommunication companies.
“CyrusOne has a proven track record of building data centers in strategic locations to meet the needs of our customers. In many ways, Council Bluffs, with its location on the 41st parallel, is the epicenter of this new digital era," said Gary Wojtaszek, CEO of CyrusOne, in a statement.
"The world’s leading cloud companies continue to invest billions of dollars along this parallel across multiple states and planting a flag in Council Bluffs will allow our customers to capitalize on this unique part of the United States fiber network,” added Wojtaszek.
The new facility will have 24 MW of total power available across roughly 60,000 square feet of data hall space for cloud customers. It is expected to provide access to high bandwidth for large cloud companies.
As a high-growth real estate investment trust (REIT), CyrusOne specializes in highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data center properties. It provides mission-critical data center facilities for approximately 1,000 customers, including more than 200 Fortune 1000 companies. The company has 50 data centers worldwide.
Last week, CyrusOne suffered a setback with a ransomware attack. The company informed that the attack was limited to its managed services business in a single New York data center, located in Wappingers Falls, New York. It affected six customers. CyrusOne is investigating the incident, and it is working closely with third-party experts to address the matter.