Carrollton, TX (DFW)


Carrollton, TX

CyrusOne’s 670,000-square-foot Dallas data center in Dallas/Carrollton is the largest facility of its kind in the state and one of the most energy-efficient in the United States. In addition, the DFW1 data center in Carrollton also houses the infrastructure and 911-dispatch center for Carrollton, Coppell, Farmers Branch, and Addison, Texas. The communities have consolidated 911 services to form the North Texas Emergency Communications Center (NTECC).


1649 West Frankford Rd.
Carrollton, TX 75007

  • Largest data center in the state- 670,000 sq. ft. data center/ planned for 400,000 sq. ft. raised white floor, and 60,000 sq. ft. office space
  • One of the most efficient in the country
  • Massive Modular Scale; holds six 747s, 4 football fields, 15 Space Shuttles and 2 Washington Monuments
  • SSAE 16 (SOC I type II), PCI DSS (sec 9 & 12), HIPAA, ISO 27001, FISMA
  • CyrusOne Dallas data center is designed to meet TIA-942 requirements for electrical and mechanical.
  • High Performance Computing (HPC) capable, supports 250 wpsf with the ability to support over 1,000 wpsf
  • Carrier-neutral, as well as dark-fiber connectivity option
  • Part of CyrusOne National IX
  • 100% uptime service level agreement on power
  • 24×7 staffed NOCC and remote hands support
  • Dedicated cages and private suite options available
  • Wholesale and retail colocation options
  • Flood zone rating is Zone X (low risk)
  • Seismic zone rating is Zone 0 (lowest risk)
  • Commercial zone rating is light industrial
  • Building wind rating estimated to be F2.
  • Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus (VESDA) system; sampling air in parts per million coupled with a zonal dual-action
    interlocking dry-pipe system.
  • 60,000+ office space, common areas, recreation center, premium customer offices and kitchen
  • 9 Minutes from DFW International Airport
  • Gordon grid dropdown ceiling
  • No height restrictions on cabinets
  • Helicopter pad
  • 60 MW capacity
  • 150-200+ watts per sq. ft.
  • Multiple levels of redundancy available within same footprint (e.g. N, 2N)
  • Diverse power delivered by two independent circuits
  • 750kVA Mitsubishi UPS systems; each power leg has a dedicated UPS with battery back-up
  • Scalable 2.25 MW Detroit Diesel dedicated generators pre-wired for additional capacity
  • 5,000 gallon belly tank per generator
  • 36-inch raised floor design
  • Modular/Scalable cooling design
  • Hybrid cooling systems – unique indirect evaporative with redundant DX – 80% free cooling
  • Indirect evaporative cooling units provide best in class efficiency
  • Utilizes free air cooling
  • NO CRAC/CRAH units on data center floor
  • NO water on data center floor
  • 35 ft. ceiling height from data center floor
  • Reinforced physical structure, including concrete bollards and steel-lined wall options for security, and bullet-resistant glass
  • Video surveillance and recording of the exterior and interior
  • On-site security guards 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Man traps, revolving entrance doors; biometric and key card (color coded) security for rigid access control
  • Cabinet and cage security options include individual locks and biometric scanners
  • Perimeter fence.
  • CyrusOne Zero Water Consumption Cooling: No water is consumed to cool this Dallas data center facility (such as water towers or evaporative cooling).  Minimal amounts of water are used for humidification and facility maintenance. This facility uses highly efficient chillers, variable frequency drives, and energy-efficient CRAH units to achieve high efficiency air-cooled chilling. An average US data center of the same size typically consumes over 9 million gallons of water per month for cooling.
  • Regional Water Stress:  The Carrollton area currently faces extremely high water stress, which is projected to improve slightly in the future but will remain high. Unlike many other data centers, CyrusOne’s Dallas data center in Carrollton does not use water for cooling and is therefore insulated from this regional water risk, both current and future.
Water Risk and Use Now 2030 Projection 2040 Projection
Regional Water Stress Extremely High High High
CyrusOne Water Use Zero Consumption Zero Consumption Zero Consumption

(Risk assessment and projections based on WRI Aqueduct Tool)

  • Regional Grid Greenhouse Gases: How much greenhouse gas does this facility’s local electrical grid emit while generating electricity?  (Useful for Location-based greenhouse gas reporting)
Greenhouse Gases 2004 2007 2012 2016 2018
MTCO2/MWh 0.644 0.568 0.518 0.458 0.423
  • The carbon-intensity of the grid has improved about 2.3% points per year over the last 14 years of published data. Reported by the US EPA eGRID for the ERCOT subregion (ERCT).
  • Regional Grid Renewables: What percentage of this facility’s local electrical grid is from renewable sources (wind, solar, biomass, hydro, and geothermal)?
Grid Renewables 2004 2007 2012 2016 2018
Percent from renewable sources 1.3% 2.7% 8.6% 14.5% 18.2%

This has been increasing about 1.2% points per year over the last 14 years of published data.  Based on US EPA eGRID data for the ERCOT subregion (ERCT).