Up-Close with CyrusOne at CAPRE’s Mid-Atlantic Data Center Summit: Rinse and Repeat May be the Secret to Success

LEESBURG, VA – CAPRE always keeps a finger on the pulse of the most disruptive and intriguing developments in the data center industry, and that’s why Up Close: The CyrusOne Growth Story was a central session at CAPRE’s Seventh Annual Mid-Atlantic Data Center Summit at the Stone Tower Winery in Leesburg, VA this week. Moderated by Jeffery Ivey of Strategic Development at CPG, the session featured the input of two CyrusOne insiders, who shone a bright light on the meteoric rise of CyrusOne. “This all started in 2014,” began Ivey, gesturing to Stuart Dyer, CyrusOne’s Business Development Manager. “In our world that’s a little longer than in most worlds, but it’s still a quick ascension. Stu, could you give us a little bit of info as to how CyrusOne came together in 2014? Perhaps share about the main players and drivers that helped the business come together.” “In 2013, CyrusOne made the decision to build a greenfield data center in Northern Virginia. And at the time, there were a lot of questions like, Why come to Virginia? It’s a saturated market, there are a lot of other competitors here in this market,” recalled Dyer. “We built a greenfield data center on-spec, and I spent all of 2014 running around, networking at events like this, talking about CyrusOne, and I had a lot of people looking at me like, Cyrus who?” In other words, the mission critical mainstay of today didn’t…