Global Data Center Services Provider CyrusOne Partners with Dell and R Systems to Deliver First-Ever Oil & Gas Cloud-Based

  Global Data Center Services Provider CyrusOne Partners with Dell and R
  Systems to Deliver First-Ever Oil & Gas Cloud-Based Solution

Solution offers oil and gas customers optimized budgets, time commitments and
               technology to manage seismic processing demands

Business Wire

CINCINNATI -- November 15, 2012

Globaldata center servicesprovider, CyrusOne, a wholly owned subsidiary of
Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB), announced today that its Houston West colocation
facility is housing and enabling the first-ever enterprise high performance
computing (HPC) Cloud solution from Dell and R Systems. The two companies have
teamed together to establish a working “project partner” alliance, offering
customized HPC solutions for clients.

CyrusOne's Houston West facility. (Photo: Business Wire)

CyrusOne's Houston West facility. (Photo: Business Wire)

Leveraging dedicated, secure and powerful computing resources for periods
between one day and one year, the enterprise HPC Cloud solution enables
companies to align performance compute directly to project periods and
technology refresh cycles, to optimize resources and take advantage of the
fastest compute technology available. HPC cloud solutions are an alternative
to legacy IT infrastructures because they are faster to deploy, easily scale
to uses and business cycles, and require less capital and operating
investment.

“We see the combination of HPC and cloud technologies as an incredibly
powerful solution with tremendous customer benefit,” says Nnamdi Orakwue, vice
president, Dell Cloud. “Customers who need immediate, high-performing
computing solutions for shorter time frames can quickly realize revenue
opportunities. Dell continues to invest in cloud enabling solutions to help
our customers achieve faster business results.”

The enterprise HPC Cloud solution frees companies from having to manage HPC
environments and resources so that they can focus on running their businesses,
not data centers. Oil and Gas companies use HPC to more rapidly analyze large
amounts of geological data enabling these organizations to make wiser
operational decisions and get to market faster, which amounts to improved
financial performance.

To mitigate any performance risks, Dell and R Systems chose to launch the
cloud-based solution in CyrusOne’s highly reliable enterprise data center
colocation facility in Houston. The facility offers the highest power
redundancy (2N architecture) and power-density infrastructure required to
deliver excellent availability.

“It was a natural progression in our support of the oil and gas industry to
move from supporting traditional hardware and processing for the data
intensive industry to enabling a cloud-based solution,” said Kevin Timmons,
chief technology officer, CyrusOne. “Sky for the Cloud creates an ecosystem to
efficiently facilitate the generation, analysis, and sharing of all the
geophysical data locally and statewide.”

CyrusOne’s Sky for the Cloud™ peering and interconnection platform enables
Cloud applications in a customized data hall, designed for maximizing power
usage effectiveness (PUE). It encompasses peering within a single location, to
more quickly and affordably pull content from the edge of the Internet to the
heart of the data center. The company is expected to launch later this year,
the first statewide Internet exchange in the country that will connect all
CyrusOne facilities in Texas—including Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San
Antonio. The platform provides customers freedom of choice about how to build
out capacity choosing either CyrusOne’s bandwidth marketplace, Internet
exchange platform, or a cross-connect to cloud services.

CyrusOne has designed data center locations across the United States, Europe,
and Asia that give customers the flexibility and scale to perfectly match
their specific growth needs. In August 2012, the company announced plans to
expand its Houston West site such that once fully complete, the facility will
have more than 300,000 square feet of data center space, making it the oil and
gas industry’s largest digital energy campus and a true geophysical center of
excellence for seismic exploration computing.

The HPC Cloud solution from Dell and R Systems can support any industry
requiring complex computing, including: oil and gas, finance, healthcare/life
sciences, manufacturing and media.

About CyrusOne

CyrusOne specializes in highly reliable enterprise data center colocation,
engineering facilities with the highest power redundancy (2N architecture) and
power-density infrastructure required to deliver excellent availability. The
company has designed facilities across the United States, Europe, and Asia
that gives customers the flexibility and scale to perfectly match their
specific growth needs. The company’s customers include more than 100 of the
Fortune 1000 companies and 9 of the Fortune 20. CyrusOne is a wholly owned
subsidiary of Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) and is committed to full
transparency in communication, management and service delivery. For more
information about CyrusOne, call 1-866-CYRUSONE (1-866-297-7663) or visit
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Nicole Aguillard, 713.235.8707
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