The Florida-based data center company Cyxtera, has announced the expansion of its data centers in five markets across North America. The affected regions include Silicon Valley, Phoenix, Atlanta, New York Metro and Toronto.
Cyxtera mentioned that the expansion is in response to surging customer demand for its enterprise-grade colocation infrastructure solutions. The company will deploy alongside its CXD (Cyxtera Extensible Data Center) On-Demand Colocation offering which it recently expanded to the New York Metro and Chicago markets, and getting to Silicon Valley in Q2 2019.
“Silicon Valley, Phoenix, Atlanta and New York are among the top ten data center markets in the United States, and Toronto is the largest market in Canada. The expansions increase the total capacity in these markets to more than 1.5 million square feet; the total company footprint is more than 2.9 million square feet.”
In Silicon Valley, the additional colocation space will be available in Cyxtera’s SFO1 data center campus by April while deployment of the CXD platform comes thereafter.
For Phoenix, Cyxtera has acquired a new space in Tempe Arizona State University Research Park where it will be setting up its facility. This is also expected to be available in April. While that of Atlanta, which will be within the company’s existing ATL1 campus, will be available in early summer.
New York Metro will have its expansion in the Cyxtera’s EWR2 campus. For Toronto, new space is currently available in Cyxtera’s Markham, Ontario footprint where their data center campuses are connected via a metro ring to provide customers access to a range of secure infrastructure solutions across Toronto region.
“Enterprises continue to embrace colocation as a way to reduce operating costs and take advantage of modern technology infrastructure without sacrificing control or security,” said Randy Rowland, President of Data Center Services, Cyxtera.
The company also announced that more data center expansions within the United States and globally have been planned for 2019.
“Increased demand for cloud and hybrid services is driving service providers to consume our data center capacity. Our expansions enable us to meet growing customer demand in these key markets. We’re also pleased to continue to expand our CXD platform to more markets to meet demand for this innovative on-demand offering.” Rowland added.