CHANDLER, AZ-After a months-long search for a new data cente site, CyrusOne targeted the Phoenix area. The wholly-owned subsidiary of Cincinnati Bell acquired 40 acres in the master-planned Continuum, with groundbreaking on the one-million-square-foot center anticipated for early 2012.

“We looked at other areas in the southwest, and ended up zeroing in on Phoenix,” says Gary Wojtaszek, president of Houston-based CyrusOne. “It’s a growing region with a very educated workforce.” Furthermore, he added, natural disasters, or rather, lack of them, played a huge role in the decision. “The area is free from everything other than sandstorms,” Wojtaszek tells

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