Houston, Texas – (The Hosting News) – November 21, 2008 – High-availability, high density colocation services, CyrusOne, has been selected by Halliburton, as its strategic data center partner to service its mission-critical IT infrastructure needs.
Mike Pfister, CIO, Halliburton remarked, ”Working with a strategic partner like CyrusOne allows for flexibility and scalability in our data center requirements, and that translates to increased adaptability and quick deployment in times of growth. Simplifying our data center infrastructure in a centralized, secure facility helps increase efficiencies and systems performance. We selected CyrusOne as our global data center partner because of their expertise, highly rated facilities, and their dedication to support our future requirements.”
Halliburton will relocate and consolidate its hardware systems to occupy several thousand square feet of data center space in CyrusOne’s newly constructed facility in Lewisville, Texas. The CyrusOne data center will later become a key server hosting location for Halliburton’s 24×7 Real Time Operations services which leads the industry in delivering real time information from wellsite to customer.
David Ferdman, CEO, CyrusOne noted, ”Leveraging a high availability colocation provider for flexibility, scalability and adaptability is becoming more common for companies that choose to no longer invest capital dollars building and operating their own data centers. Halliburton is a great match for the model, allowing for rapid deployment of mission critical systems during times of growth and overall efficiencies in their data center infrastructure.”
The CyrusOne Lewisville data center provides best-in-class architectural features such as CAT-6A cabling, which delivers data transfer at speeds up to 10 gigabytes. To meet Halliburton’s extensive cabling requirements, technical specialists built a dense yet highly partitioned cable infrastructure that allows for maximum network performance and rapid service response. Each foot of cable is labeled and traceable, and allows technicians to immediately and accurately pinpoint problems or defects.
Dan Vazquez, VP, Technology, CyrusOne remarked, ”Many large data centers have upwards of 30 miles of sub-floor cabling. One of the most important aspects of building a network is being able to locate exactly where each section of cable lies and how it supports the architecture. It requires detailed pre-installation analysis to achieve rapid, reliable deployment.”
System reliability and uninterrupted performance are provided via an on-site electrical substation that provides full 2N redundancy, two independent power grids, three separate substations, two 42 MVA transformers within on-site substations and a tie breaker to further reinforce 2N reliability and seamless productivity. Communication capabilities feature unlimited bandwidth capabilities, upgradeable to OC-192. Connectivity is secured through a dual sonet ring powered by major telecommunications carriers.
Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With more than 55,000 employees in approximately 70 countries, the company serves the upstream oil and gas industry throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir – from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production through the life of the field.
CyrusOne is a leader in high availability, high density data center services, providing colocation and implementation services for customers in the healthcare, energy and financial industries. We help businesses optimize returns on technology investments while ensuring application availability, data security and superior IT performance. CyrusOne was recently acquired by ABRY Partners, a Boston-based private equity investment firm with $25 billion of leveraged transactions and other private equity and mezzanine investments, representing investments in more than 450 media and communications properties.
To learn more about Halliburton, please visit: www.halliburton.com.
For more information about CyrusOne, please visit: www.cyrusone.com.