Global data center services provider CyrusOne to host ground breaking ceremony for second data center in San Antonio

Cyrus One logoGlobal data center services provider CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) has scheduled a ground-breaking ceremony on Feb. 13 from 11 a.m. to noon CST for its second data center in San Antonio. The new site, located at 9500 Westover Hills Blvd., is expected to have 180,000 square feet of raised floor space along with 22,000 square feet of Class A office space that customers can use.

“Our new data center in San Antonio will be capable of delivering 36 megawatts of critical power capacity and be an integral part of the CyrusOne National Internet Exchange (National IX), which delivers interconnection between metro-enabled sites within the CyrusOne facility footprint and beyond,” said Kevin Timmons, chief technology officer of CyrusOne. “It’s located on 22 acres of land in the Westover Hills area, just a few miles away from our first San Antonio data center, and has easy access to major highways, the airport, hotels, and restaurants. We’re excited to begin construction and would like to thank local officials and the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation for the collaborative and business-friendly climate they have created in San Antonio.”

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CyrusOne’s San Antonio footprint increases to more than 300,000 square feet upon full completion of the new facility, which is being built using the company’s innovative Massively Modular® design engineering approach. Massively Modular optimizes materials sourcing and enables delivery of industry-leading energy optimization and just-in-time data hall inventory to meet customer demand. CyrusOne expects the first phase of the new site to be completed during the third quarter.

CyrusOne opened San Antonio’s first enterprise-class multi-tenant data center in 2012, and strong customer demand has driven the need to construct a second CyrusOne facility. San Antonio is located in central Texas, away from natural-disaster zones and offers a robust power-grid infrastructure.

Delivering Best-in-Class Enterprise Facilities, Connectivity, and Open-IX Certification
CyrusOne specializes in highly reliable enterprise data center services and colocation solutions, and engineers its facilities to include the power-density infrastructure required to deliver excellent availability, including an available highest possible power redundancy (2N) architecture.

Customers have access to the CyrusOne National IX, which marries low-cost robust connectivity with the massively scaled data centers that the company is known for by creating the first-ever data center platform that virtually links a dozen of CyrusOne’s enterprise facilities in multiple metropolitan markets.

The CyrusOne National IX, coupled with the company’s multiple dispersed locations and available 100 percent uptime, enables Fortune 500 enterprises to implement cost-effective, multi-location data center platforms that can help manage their internal disaster recovery requirements and applicable regulatory or industry-specific requirements such as Sarbanes Oxley, HIPAA, and PCI.

CyrusOne was also recently the first to receive multi-site data center certification from the Open-IX (OIX) Association. This certification highlights that CyrusOne facilities have achieved the highest quality for power, cooling, security, and, most importantly, for carrier neutral connectivity. The OIX Association has a mandate to promote resilient interconnection in hub cities to facilitate a more resilient Internet.

With 25 carrier-neutral data center facilities across the United States, Europe, and Asia, CyrusOne provides customers with the flexibility and scale to match their specific growth needs. The company is renowned for exceptional service and for building enduring customer relationships and high customer satisfaction levels. Customers include nine of the Fortune 20 companies and more than 125 of the Fortune 1000.

For more information about CyrusOne, call 1-866-CYRUSONE (1-866-297-8766) or visit Connect with us on Google Plus, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

About CyrusOne
CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) specializes in highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data center properties. The company provides mission-critical data center facilities that protect and ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for more than 600 customers, including nine of the Fortune 20 and more than 125 of the Fortune 1000 companies.

CyrusOne’s data center offerings provide the flexibility, reliability, and security that enterprise customers require and are delivered through a tailored, customer service-focused platform designed to foster long-term relationships. CyrusOne’s National IX platform provides robust connectivity options to drive revenue, reduce expenses, and improve service quality for enterprises, content, and telecommunications companies. CyrusOne is committed to full transparency in communication, management, and service delivery throughout its 25 data centers worldwide.

Global data center services provider CyrusOne launches virtual San Antonio data center tour

180x150-CyrusOneGlobal data center services provider CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) is pleased to announce it has launched on its website a virtual tour of its San Antonio data center.

CyrusOne’s 107,000-square-foot San Antonio data center was the first enterprise-class multi-tenant facility brought to the San Antonio market and is capable of scaling up to more than 20 megawatts of power from multiple substations. It also is an integral part of CyrusOne’s innovative National Internet Exchange (National IX) platform. The CyrusOne National IX is a cost-effective platform that customers at 12 CyrusOne data centers in five metro markets can use to engage with their enterprise-owned facilities as well as third-party facilities locally and across the country.

“The San Antonio data center provides military-grade security, robust connectivity, and the highest level of power redundancy and density needed to house mission-critical systems and high-density storage environments for Fortune 1000 customers,” said Scott Brueggeman, chief marketing officer of CyrusOne. “Even companies not directly located in San Antonio can benefit from the low-cost power and relatively disaster-free geography of the area as well as the robust Internet connectivity offered through the CyrusOne National IX platform.”

Delivering Best-in-Class Facilities and Networks
CyrusOne specializes in highly reliable enterprise data center colocation and engineers its facilities with the highest power redundancy (2N architecture), and power-density infrastructure required to deliver excellent availability. Earlier this year, CyrusOne launched its National Internet Exchange (National IX), which enables customers to connect to their own enterprise-owned facilities and to third-party facilities to seamlessly engage the full ecosystem of business partners, content providers, networks, carriers, Internet service providers, and Ethernet buyers and sellers within a single metro area, between cities, and across regions.

Moreover, the CyrusOne National IX provides customers with the opportunity to drive additional revenue by improving their immediately addressable market, reduce expenses with a lower-cost option for point-to-point Internet connectivity between data centers, and improve service quality through higher levels of resiliency.

CyrusOne operates 25 carrier-neutral data center facilities across the United States, Europe, and Asia that give customers the flexibility and scale to perfectly match their specific growth needs. The company is renowned for exceptional service and for building enduring customer relationships and high customer satisfaction levels. Customers include nine of the global Fortune 20 companies and more than 100 of the Fortune 1000.

For more information about CyrusOne, call 1-866-CYRUSONE [(855) 564-3198] or visit Connect with us on Google Plus, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

NEW! Find A Member Features Now Available: Offer a Coupon & Feature Social Media Profiles

SearchThe North SA Chamber online membership directory – FIND A MEMBER – now has more features to help your business be found by other members searching for your products or services. Valued members and Chairman’s Council members can now add a color logo, include links to company social media profiles and add a coupon or special offer through your company listing in the online membership directory.

Add a color logo:

  • Valued Members (1 to 300 employees and annual dues between $300 and $900) and Bronze Chairman’s Council Members (annual dues at $1,000) may add a logo to their listing for $50/year.
  • Special offer: Get 20% off annual rate – that’s a $10 savings – when paid by Thursday, February 14, 2013. Prorated pricing not available. Company Logo spec sheet.
  • Silver, Gold and Diamond Chairman’s Council Members (Elective participation or based on 501+ employees and annual dues at $1,500+) receive a color logo included in their membership benefit package. To provide a logo for inclusion in your directory listing, please see the Company Logo spec sheet.
  • Once a logo request is submitted, staff processing may take up to 2 business days before the logo is live.

Include social media links, edit business description (member login required):

  • All members are invited to include a business description in company listings. When members do a keyword search, your description of specific information about the products and services you provide is scanned for matches. New! Members can now add to a business listing links to company social media profiles for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ and You Tube.
  • To add/edit your business description and add links to company social media profiles, please see the Company Business Description spec sheet.

Add a company coupon, special offer (member login required):

  • All members are invited to add a coupon or special offer in company listings. New! When members do a search, they now have the option to query by members who are offering a coupon. Set-up a coupon or special offer to chamber members and be sure to include details of the offer, percentage off, exclusions and/or expiration date.
  • To add a company coupon, please see the Company Coupon spec sheet.
  • Once a coupon request is submitted, staff processing may take up to 2 business days before the coupon is live.

Member Login:

  • A Username and Password are required to Login and access the business listing to add/edit business description, add social media links and coupons.
  • To login, go to Member Login
  • To obtain login, email Debby Zucker

Chairman’s Reflection on 2012

by Larry Anthis
2012 North Chamber Chairman of the Board
Vice President, Frost

The North San Antonio Chamber and Lead SA Board of Directors, our supporters, volunteers and Chamber staff have achieved so much in 2012. When I began my chairmanship in January, the primary objectives for the year were: to meet the needs of the millennial generation; emphasize leadership development; maintain high quality programs; reimagine our connectivity to the community; advocate for business; and broaden member participation.

To that end, the board of directors built a strategic plan to anticipate the current and future needs of our membership over the next three to five years. We executed the agenda immediately and made great strides in communications, leadership cultivation, event support and attendance, membership development and advocacy.

Reimaging our connectivity to San Antonio
In an effort to engage our membership more fully, we conducted a survey, and you, our members, noted the positive impact the North Chamber is having  not just on the North side, but also across  San Antonio and Bexar County. In response, we refreshed our brand and re-focused our core emphasis on “Keeping Bexar County Strong.” This continues to be a dynamic and evolving chamber because of our volunteer leadership.

You also communicated the importance of relationship building, advocacy, informational programming, participation and visibility. As a result, the North Chamber revised and expanded membership benefits to reflect the resources our members value most, including: communications, visibility, referrals, discounts/offers and exclusive member programming. The result is a new, multi-platform, digital content marketing program that promotes our members and engagement with the larger community.

Engaging with the community and our members
There are several issues on which to focus as a member – whether it’s small business, technology, sustainability, leadership, finance, government affairs, and get involved on a committee. And, due to a varied and diverse program offering, enriching volunteer opportunities and an emphasis on value-packed membership benefits, we increased our membership by 234 members as of November 2012 while achieving an average membership retention rate of approximately 80%.

Furthermore, recognizing our chamber’s ability to make a difference with our excellent programs, Mayor Alan Baxter of Windcrest and the Windcrest Economic Development Corporation (EDC) approached us to deliver a chamber of commerce experience to the businesses of Windcrest. For the first time, the North Chamber added a regional council in partnership with the City of Windcrest and the Windcrest EDC, and the Windcrest Council was started this year.

Advocating for business
Moreover, we successfully advocated for the North Chamber membership on economic development issues including:

  • my participation at the 2012 White House Business Summit discussions with the Executive Office and Business Forward;
  • board of directors opposition to impromptu zoning changes by the City Council;
  • board of directors endorsement of City Bond Election for transportation infrastructure;
  • board of directors consensus that led to a decision for the North Chamber to support Pre-K 4 SA as a viable solution to the city’s growing need for an educated workforce;
  • my appointment as a 2013 City Commissioner on the Convention & Visitors Bureau through a newly-created appointment for business leadership; and
  • my appointment to the 2013 executive committee for the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation.

Just over a decade ago, the North Chamber launched a Capital Campaign to secure $1 million to build and finance our own office building – a first in a city that hosts multiple chambers of commerce. North Chamber members met the campaign financial goals, and in 2002, the doors opened to the North Chamber’s headquarters. I’m proud to say the North Chamber has been an exceptional financial steward, and this year, we have retired the building debt.

Cultivating and recognizing leaders
Additionally, we have continued our commitment to cultivate our community’s emerging leaders. The Leadership Lab Class of 2012 has expanded to 86 graduates – the largest since the program’s inception in 1999. This program too has been re-envisioned and re-focused on empowering leaders, self-discovery and success.

Furthermore, we have continued to honor leaders at every age and career stage. We began the year recognizing Pat Duncan, USAA Real Estate Company, with the San Antonian Award, and later Charlie Amato and Gary Dudley, SWBC, with the Gov. Dolph Briscoe, Jr. Salute to Excellence Award, while 10 other business leaders were recognized through the Small Business Leaders Awards program and the ATHENA Leadership Awards® program.

Keeping Bexar County Strong
In closing, the North Chamber is successful because of our members and your participation. Our board met monthly and consistently focused on topics that addressed the needs of our members. I salute the North Chamber and Lead SA board of directors, our supporters and volunteers, and the hard-working chamber staff led by Duane Wilson for working tirelessly to fulfill our promise to the community to “keep Bexar County strong.”

Finally, as I depart, our incoming Chairman of the Board Brad Rollins, Dahill, is preparing to lead this great organization in 2013. Brad and Dahill have been wonderful supporters of the North Chamber and the San Antonio community and I know you’ll welcome him and his leadership team. The North Chamber is here to help you be noticed, be heard, be informed and be there as we work to strengthen our community. Please get involved and be a part of it all. Thank you for the privilege and honor of serving as your Chairman.

Word from the Chairman

After an early banking career in Dallas and more than a decade of service in the ministry, in 2006 Larry Anthis relocated his family to his hometown of San Antonio, re-entered banking and immersed himself in his community – including volunteering for the North Chamber. Today, Larry is a Vice President at Frost developing the Schertz market for the Texasbased bank and will serve as the North Chamber’s 2012 Chairman of the Board.

“At Frost, we hold entrepreneurialism, relationships and community in high regard,” says Larry, “and the North Chamber shares our values to help people build their business while being flexible and nimble to respond to a fluctuating business environment.”

For 38 years, the North Chamber has endeavored to offer an atmosphere of inclusiveness in which any member – regardless of company size or revenue, has access and the ability to make an impact on the community at a micro level. “The North Chamber’s milestones have been achieved by the actions of volunteers who worked together to affect change in the areas of education, infrastructure and quality of life,” says Larry, emphasizing that he will build upon such projects initiated by previous board chairs. “I am a steward of an ongoing legacy to build business and build leaders, but I also feel we are at the top of our game, and I’m challenging our chamber leadership to increase performance and build upon the chamber’s success,” he adds.

At a working retreat last year, the incoming board of directors evaluated the chamber’s values, deliverables and member needs, then developed a few concise objectives to help define the chamber’s course in a more strategic manner.

From the planning session emerged a consensus that the North Chamber consistently advocates for a pro-business agenda and offers a proven array of programs that provide leadership and professional development, networking and recognition for professionals at every age and stage of career development. “Members find a lot of value in our programs, so we won’t change what we deliver. We will continue to listen to our members and ask ourselves, ‘Does this benefit our members? Can we do it in an excellent way?’ And if a program isn’t meeting this criteria, then our members will dictate that we do something else, and that keeps us dynamic,” says Larry.

Furthermore, the board suggested a revised communication strategy in terms of becoming a more virtual chamber in a digital age. This year, the chamber plans to design and build a modernized marketing and communications infrastructure that better facilitates the flow of information between the chamber, its members and the community. “We are reimagining our connectivity to serve multiple audiences who are more reliant on mobile computing devices, smartphones, digital and social media and personalized content that is tailored to their interests,” explains Larry.

Engaging the millennial workforce was also a recognized challenge to member businesses. “Today’s workforce and employers have a unique set of needs and circumstances. In some cases it’s about training young professionals for the workforce and other times it’s training the employers about what Generation Y needs,” says Larry. “Companies are employing these folks and want to keep them retained, and we’re offering solutions among others, like Leadership Lab and the Enterprising Women’s Conference, that help the business community cultivate a more skilled and empowered workforce,” he adds.

The North Chamber understands that small business members require particular focus as they seek resources and value for their organizations, thus will continue to deliver specialized programming like the How 2 instructional seminars and Sustainability Series, as well as financial and technology related programming. “The men and women who put it on the line every day in their businesses are taking the risks to help grow this economy,” says Larry. “They are largely represented within the North Chamber, and in us they have a voice and an advocate.”

Additionally, the North Chamber will work to bolster the return on investment for its members through an individualized effort to get more people involved and engaged via volunteerism. “We know that service hours and financial involvement are the keys to realizing a return on membership investment,” says Larry. As such, the chamber will aim to broaden the depth of member business participation by creating more than one touch point within member organizations, thereby increasing leadership opportunities to more professionals.

Finally, Larry feels that by optimizing the North Chamber’s offerings and operations, it will be positioned to deliver higher value to its membership. “By getting involved, our members use this chamber as a vehicle to work on their business. This is an ideal venue for professionals to demonstrate their expertise, position themselves as an authority in their community, grow their business and even cultivate employees,” says Larry. “I look forward to working with the membership and community to make 2012 a successful year.”