SOURCE: Lee Technologies

February 06, 2007 09:15 ET

Lee Technologies Awarded Major Contract for CyrusOne's Houston Data Center Expansion

New Data Center to Be the Most Advanced IT Facility in Houston

FAIRFAX, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 6, 2007 -- Lee Technologies, Inc. (, a leading provider of solutions which enable commercial enterprises and public sector agencies nationwide to avoid disaster and mitigate risk to their IT infrastructures, today announced that CyrusOne, Houston's largest IT services and colocation company, has selected Lee Technologies to build-out the expansion of its 60,000 square foot Tier 4 enterprise data center. Located within CyrusOne's technology campus, the new high-density facility is designed from the ground-up to provide 250 watts of power per square foot to support the demands of the power-hungry blade servers.

"We're proud to be chosen as a key strategic asset to CyrusOne in building the expansion of their state-of-the-art enterprise data center," said George Newstrom President and COO of Lee Technologies. "This win epitomizes our core strategic growth initiatives of aggressively expanding our business outside of the Mid-Atlantic region and offering a robust set of value added services to continually meet our customers' business objectives, while further validating our strength and expertise in delivering end-to-end infrastructure solutions for mission-critical facilities nationwide. Our infrastructure experts in Houston will ensure that CyrusOne's power systems are of the highest caliber to mitigate any unforeseen power anomalies and to keep the data center fully operational 24x7x365 no matter the weather, state of the electricity grid or even, human error."

"The increased demand for high availability and dense computing enterprise data centers has never been stronger. This is due mainly to the low upfront ownership, advanced capacity in storage and flexibility of adding components to blade servers," said Dave Ferdman, President and CEO, CyrusOne. "Our new data center is a major step in our commitment to provide customers with scalable, cost-effective, forward-looking solutions. We're very pleased that we have Lee Technologies' expertise to design and build the critical electrical infrastructure of our new center."

According to Nemertes Research, companies are finding they need to bring in more servers to support a growing demand; however this effects power, heat and cooling -- issues that are becoming increasingly important in designing today's data centers.

"This is a very exciting project. We're essentially taking a warehouse and converting it to one of the most sophisticated data centers in Houston," said Project Design Engineer, Chuck Prichard, President and owner of Prichard Consulting. "Over 35,000 volts of power will be delivered to the site to meet capacity requirements. However, the proper integration, installation and ongoing maintenance of the site's critical systems is the key element that will drive the project's success. I am very pleased to work with the experts at Lee Technologies to help ensure that CyrusOne's clients' uptime demands are met."

For more information, contact Jeff Conway at Lee Technologies' Houston office at: 713-401-0803 or via email at:

About CyrusOne

CyrusOne is a leader in high availability data center services, providing managed hosting, colocation and managed IT services. CyrusOne helps businesses optimize returns on technology investment while ensuring application availability, data security and superior IT performance. For more information, contact visit or call 1-866-297-8766.

About Lee Technologies

Founded in 1983, Lee Technologies protects technology infrastructure from disaster for some of the world's most demanding government agencies, Fortune 1000 companies, and IT-dependent firms of all sizes. By ensuring that their mission-critical technology resources are always available -- 24/7/365 -- Lee Technologies empowers its customers with infrastructure peace-of-mind, enabling them to focus on accomplishing their core business objectives.

Lee Technologies' services and solutions enable clients to power, protect, monitor and maintain the physical infrastructure on which mission-critical facilities depend. From risk analysis, infrastructure assessments, design and construction management, integration and commissioning to monitoring, facility staffing and maintenance, Lee Technologies offers its customers a single source for eliminating downtime in their facilities.

Lee Technologies is headquartered in the Washington, DC metroplex where it operates a state-of-the-art National Operations Center, and has offices in Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles and Seattle. For more information, or visit

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