Global Colocation Solutions Provider CyrusOne Optimizes Facility Performance with Gordon Heavy-Duty, Rod-Suspended Ceilings

  Global Colocation Solutions Provider CyrusOne Optimizes Facility Performance
  with Gordon Heavy-Duty, Rod-Suspended Ceilings

System accessibility, flexibility, and adaptability deliver long-term customer
                                     ROI

Business Wire

CINCINNATI -- November 27, 2012

Global colocation solutions provider CyrusOne, a wholly owned subsidiary of
Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB), announced today it is the first in the industry
to use Gordon Data Center Products heavy-duty, rod-suspended ceiling
structures in an open plenum design for colocation.

CyrusOne first colocation provider to offer Gordon Data Center Products
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CyrusOne first colocation provider to offer Gordon Data Center Products
heavy-duty, rod-suspended ceiling structures in an open plenum design (Photo:
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The design of Gordon’s structural ceiling grid gives customers the flexibility
and durability unachievable by ceiling solutions historically seen in
commercial data center settings. Historical solutions require two separate
structures—an acoustical ceiling tile (ACT) drop ceiling hung beneath an
industrial-grade uni-strut infrastructure. The Gordon grid solution—available
in a 4-by-4 grid and 2-by-4 grid for light-fixture drop-in—has the strength
and reinforcement to support the weight and intricacies of the overhead cable
and utility distribution required in a data center. It has the aesthetic
appeal of the drop ceiling, but in a single construction.

“The innovation we brought to the industry is a structural ceiling that
supports all needs—overhead cable distribution, security screens attached
between tenant locations, and hot and cold containment barriers that bolt to
the grid,” said Craig Eychaner, sales manager, Gordon Data Center Products.
“We’re the only ones offering a single-construction solution, and CyrusOne is
the first in the colocation industry to leverage the technology in an open
plenum design.”

Using the Gordon grid, customers have the flexibility to expand a data center
footprint in a less invasive, time-intensive way than the typical two-piece
ceiling structure required. All a customer needs is a stepladder and a wrench
to adapt the space. It is completely non-progressive, meaning utility needs
above the ceiling can be accessed by unbolting and re-bolting specific
sections of the ceiling.

Historical solutions required customers to tear open the ACT to replace
materials above, but the totally accessible overhead suspension offered by
Gordon allows for simple distribution system expansion or upgrade. This
approach delivers improved return on investment by avoiding the damages to ACT
drop ceilings often incurred trying to access the uni-strut and its use leads
to lower operating costs for customers.

The system also delivers added security for customers who require it, with a
quick-install locking panel. Other security measures commonly used, such as
cameras or sensors, quickly attach and bolt to the Gordon grid and in any
location for optimum surveillance. Additionally, Gordon’s heavy-duty,
rod-suspended ceiling system conserves energy by reducing the amount of cold
aisle space required for cooling and enhancing control of ducted return air in
the hot aisle. To minimize energy used and control airflow in the space, the
drop ceiling creates a smaller envelope to condition.

“Just like any other facet of our facility design, we’ve intentionally sought
out and chosen industry-leading technology for our data hall ceilings,” said
Kevin Timmons, chief technology officer, CyrusOne. “Data center technology is
evolving every day, and we selected Gordon because the company applies its
nearly 50 years of experience vetting solutions in the commercial space to
create personalized solutions that are critical for today’s business. No one
else is doing what they do. And ultimately, it’s our customers who will
realize the benefits of this technology.”

Gordon specializes in sustainable architectural metal products for interior
and exterior applications. Product applications include specialty metal
ceilings and wall systems, drywall and plaster trims, column enclosures, and
many other architectural specialty products. Its data center division develops
products and systems that provide containment and process support that is
quick and easy to install as well as manipulate over time. The Gordon grid
ceiling system is installed in CyrusOne facilities in Carrollton, San Antonio,
and soon in Phoenix.

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 colocation facilities across the United States, Europe,
and Asia that give 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 nine of the Fortune 20.

For more information about our colocation solutions, call 1-866-CYRUSONE
(1-866-297-7663) or visit www.cyrusone.com. Connect with us on Google Plus,
LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

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 nine of the Fortune 20
and more than 100 of the Fortune 1000. CyrusOne is a wholly owned subsidiary
of Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) and is committed to full transparency in
communication, management, and service delivery.

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