Cyxtera Columbus CMH1

8180 Green Meadows Drive

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Cyxtera's CHM1 site in Columbus was acquired via a $2.8 billion transaction to acquire 57 datacenters from CenturyLink. The transaction which closed in May 2017 created Cyxtera Technologies.

The site's short code was formerly "Cyxtera CL1"

DCI Technology Holdings owns the building and is CenturyLink's landlord.

Quick Facts:


  • 1 story building
  • Raised Floor: 24"
  • Utility Provider: American Electric

Network Providers:


CenturyLink
AT&T - MW (OH)
Level 3 Communications
TW Telecom
XO Communications

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8180 Green Meadows Drive
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1.00 miles Expedient: Lewis Center
Expedient data center Located at 281 E. Powell Road in Lewis Center township with The 102,000 sq ft (9,475 sqm) facility offers 3MW of initial power capacity that will be increased to 7.5 MW in the future.
3.53 miles Cologix Columbus COL4
Cologix is building COL4, a 256,000 square foot data center on 9 acres along Alta View and Worthington Woods boulevards in Ohio. This facility will offer 27 MW of capacity.
3.64 miles Cologix Columbus COL1, COL2
COL1 (32,000sqft) and COL2 (20,000sqft) represent 2 phases of buildout in the same building. Cologix entered the Columbus market in February of 2014 through an acquisition of DataCenter.BZ
3.70 miles Cologix COL3
4.71 miles WeConnect Westerville
7.05 miles eNET Columbus
8.07 miles DartPoints Dublin
The facility was previously operated by Metro Data Center LLC before being acquired by Dartpoints in October 2020.
8.50 miles Expedient Upper Arlington
8.81 miles Expedient Dublin
Offering 29,000 square foot of total floor space, Expedient’s Dublin data center is powered by redundant electric utility power feeds and 4 auto-cutover diesel generators
9.07 miles Racksquared 2560 Value Way
9.83 miles Amazon: 5113 Hayden Run
9.92 miles Amazon Hilliard: 5109 Hayden Run
10.01 miles Amazon: 5117 Hayden Run
10.96 miles Amazon Crosby Campus
Amazon is building a five-building data center campus in New Albany, Ohio.
10.96 miles Amazon: 6675 Crosby Ct
Amazon is building a five-building data center campus in New Albany, Ohio. Amazon 6675 Crosby Ct facility is the second building of the campus with an area of 152945 sqft.
10.98 miles Amazon: 6665 Crosby Ct
Amazon is building a five-building data center campus in New Albany, Ohio. Amazon 6665 Crosby Ct facility is the third building of the campus with an area of 152945 sqft.
11.01 miles Amazon: 6655 Crosby Ct
Amazon is building a five-building data center campus in New Albany, Ohio. Amazon 6655 Crosby Ct facility is the fourth building of the campus with an area of 152,945 sqft.
11.03 miles Amazon: 6645 Crosby Ct
Amazon is building a five-building data center campus in New Albany, Ohio. Amazon 6645 Crosby Ct facility would be the fourth building of the campus with an area of 152,945 sqft.
11.21 miles Edged Energy: New Albany, Ohio
Edged Energy is developing a data center in the Ohio city. the data center is expected to span 210,000 sq ft (19,510 sqm) on a 15-acre parcel at 6385 New Albany Road East.
11.30 miles Discover Financial Services New Albany
11.52 miles TJX Corporate Techno
11.61 miles Compass New Albany
11.69 miles Compugen New Albany
11.75 miles Stack: NAL01 Future Expansion
STACK INFRASTRUCTURE plans to expand it's NAL01 campus, located at Souder Road, New Albany, OH. Upon completion, this facility will have an available power capacity of 48 megawatts.
11.91 miles STACK New Albany NAL01
STACK acquired the facility in October 2019 from Nationwide Insurance. Nationwide initially built the facility in 2008 for a cost of $96 million.
12.00 miles Amazon: 4612 Cosgray Rd
AWS is building its second data center campus in Hilliard, Ohio. The $200 million data center campus is located on a 104-acre site between Cosgray and Leppert roads.
12.05 miles Amazon: Cosgray Rd Campus
AWS is building its second data center campus in Hilliard, Ohio. The $200 million data center campus is located on a 104-acre site between Cosgray and Leppert roads.
13.42 miles Lumen: 580 North 4th
13.87 miles Lumen: 266 North 5th
13.89 miles Cogent: 240 North 5th
13.89 miles CityNet Columbus
13.92 miles WOW! 226 N 5th
WOW!'s Columbus datacenter was acquired in 2013 from Bluemile assets. The site offers 26,00sqft and can expand to 52,00 sqft.
13.92 miles Lumen: 226 North Fifth
13.99 miles Racksquared 325 E Spring St
14.05 miles Microsoft: 3287 Beech Rd
Microsoft purchased 183 acres of land on Beech Road in New Albany in 2023 .
14.23 miles US Signal Columbus
DC power w/battery backup available
Multiple diverse power feeds from utility grids
14.23 miles CENTRA: 180 East Broad (CMH01)
14.27 miles QTS: Babbitt Rd, New Albany
QTS Data Centers wants to build eight additional facilities spanning 3.2 million square feet on 240 acres on Babbitt and Miller roads. It will invest nearly $3 billion in those projects.
14.35 miles Amazon: Beech and Miller roads
Amazon will build five data centers and related buildings totaling 1.25 million square feet on 85 of the 439 acres the company bought along Beech and Miller roads in early 2023.
14.46 miles Amazon New Albany: Jug and Beach Road
14.52 miles Crown Castle 101 E Town
Crown Castle acquired Lightower in 2017
14.55 miles Amazon: CMH56
14.55 miles CeraNet Columbus
14.60 miles Amazon New Albany
14.62 miles Amazon: CMH53
14.74 miles Lincoln Rackhouse: Silicon Heartland Innovation Park
14.77 miles QTS: Miller Road, New Albany
QTS Data Centers wants to build eight additional facilities spanning 3.2 million square feet on 240 acres on Babbitt and Miller roads. It will invest nearly $3 billion in those projects.
14.86 miles Google New Albany Ohio
14.87 miles Amazon: CHM59
14.91 miles IBM Columbus
15.10 miles QTS: New Albany 2 DC2
QTS is planning to build four-building data center campus in New Albany, Ohio. New Albany 2 DC2 will be located at 675 Beech Rd SW, Etna, OH. New Albany 2 will offer 78MW critical power capacity across two facilities.
15.21 miles QTS: New Albany 1 DC1
QTS is planning to build four-building data center campus in New Albany, Ohio. The first building of the campus will be located at 1225 Beech Rd SW, New Albany, OH . New Albany 1 will offer 144MW across two facilities.
15.25 miles QTS: New Albany 1 DC2
QTS is planning to build four-building data center campus in New Albany, Ohio. The second building, New Albany 1 DC2, of the campus will be located at 1275 Beech Rd SW, New Albany, OH. The buildings at the first site will reportedly span 885,600 sq ft (82,275 sqm).
15.35 miles Facebook New Albany Ohio
In August 2017, Facebook announced plans to build its first data center in the state in New Albany. The 970,000-square-foot facility is being constructed on 345 acres in the business park on the east side of Beech Road and south of the state Route 161 interchange.
15.42 miles DBT Data: Jug & Harrison
DBT Data purchased 16 bordering parcels of land in New Albany, totaling a little over 82 acres and costing a little more than $23 million in January 2023.
15.54 miles QTS: New Albany 2 DC1
QTS is planning to build four-building data center campus in New Albany, Ohio. New Albany 2 DC1 will be located at 785 Beech Rd SW, Pataskala, OH. New Albany 2 will offer 78MW critical power capacity across two facilities.
15.62 miles Amazon New Albany: Innovation Campus Way
Amazon Web Services plans to invest $400 million to build a 170,000-square-foot data center on 100 acres in the eastern portion of the New Albany International Business Park
15.69 miles Amazon: 2675 Newton
15.70 miles Amazon: 2875 Newton
15.70 miles Amazon: 2775 Newton
15.88 miles Amazon: 2575 Newton
16.28 miles DBT Data: Jug & Mink Project
Washington DC-based DBT-Data plans to develop a data center at the New Albany International Business Park, close to Intel's upcoming chip fab site.
16.28 miles CyrusOne: New Albany, Ohio
CyrusOne is planning a $150 million data center development in New Albany, Ohio. The company will spend $100m on building the data center, and $50m on acquiring the land for the facility. The site is located at 12181 Jug St, Johnstown, OH .
16.45 miles DBT Data: 2214 Harrison Rd
DBT Data acquired 44 acres of land in March 2022 with the intention of developing a data center project on the site.
18.01 miles BitDeer: Ohio
19.19 miles Aligned: Pataskala
Aligned Data Centers, appears to be targeting Pataskala for its second development in the Buckeye State. Aligned broke into the Ohio market with a $202 million project in Sandusky.

Cyxtera Columbus CMH1 Data Center Photos


Exterior of Cyxtera CMH1

Cyxtera's Facility at 8180 Green Meadows Drive in Columbus
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Operating Company

Cyxtera Technologies, a company founded in 2017 by former Terremark CEO Manuel Medina, was built on the former CenturyLink and Savvis data center portfolio. Cyxtera's business model combines data center colocation with network security.

Cyxtera Acquisitions

  • 2017
    • Acquired CenturyLink data centers for $2.15 billion
    • Brainspace: an analytics platform that helps governments conduct digital investigations;
    • Cryptzone: an enterprise security firm
    • Catbird: another enterprise security firm focused on securing internal corporate networks and implementing and enforcing corporate security policy;
    • Easy Solutions: electronic fraud detection and prevention company
  • 2018
    • Immunity, Inc: an offense-oriented cyber security company

The Cyxtera-CenturyLink Deal

The CenturyLink deal tied the Cyxtera and Centurylink companies together. CenturyLink is now one of Cyxtera's biggest customer and CenturyLink also holds a 10% stake in Cyxtera. The deal also provided cash for CenturyLink's acquisition of Level 3 Communications in 2017.

Cyxtera at a Glance

  • Top 3 global colocation market share
  • 2.6 million sq. ft. of data center space
  • 3,500 customers
  • 1,100 employees
  • Combined IP and market leadership of Cryptzone, Catbird, Easy Solutions and Brainspace
  • Expertise in identity-centric security and advanced threat and behavioral analytics

Cyxtera Founded from Centurylink's Data Centers

A consortium led by private equity firms BC Partners and Medina Capital formed Cyxtera through the acquisition of a data center footprint and associated colocation business from CenturyLink along with four companies that comprised Medina Capital's Security and Analytics portfolio – Cryptzone, Catbird, Easy Solutions and Brainspace – in a $2.8 billion transaction.

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