Cyxtera Dallas DFW1

14901 FAA Blvd

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Centrally located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the campus has single-story purpose-built data centers and a two-story attached administrative building on a fiber-linked campus. The data center campus is located just 6 miles from Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW) and 14 miles from Dallas Love Field Airport.

Previously was operated by CenturyLink

Cyxtera's DFW1 site in Dallas was acquired via a $2.8 billion transaction to acquire 57 datacenters from CenturyLink. The transaction which closed in May 2017 created Cyxtera Technologies.

Quick Facts:

  • 2 Story Building
  • Raised Floor: 36"
  • Utility Provider: TXU

Network Providers:

Time Warner Telecom

Site Power (MW) SqFt
DFW1-A 20 MW 153,700
DFW1-B and DFW1-C 18 MW

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5.50 miles QTS: Irving DC4
QTS Data Centers is building the Irving DC4 facility at 3 Longhorn Drive, Irving, TX.
5.57 miles QTS Irving DC3
The QTS Irving 1 DC3 facility will provide our customers with an on-site substation and diverse campus fiber entrances with a redundant campus conduit system.
5.61 miles QTS Irving
In 2013 QTS acquired the former Maxim semiconductor plant. It was QTS's first data center in the Dallas market
5.68 miles QTS: Irving DC5
QTS has refiled plans for a data center known as DC5 in the Irving area of Dallas, Texas.
5.72 miles QTS: Irving DC6
QTS has filed to build a new data center at 6300 Longhorn Drive in Irving, Dallas County.
7.03 miles PowerHouse: Irving, TX
PowerHouse plans to construct a data center facility in Irving, Texas. The ambitious project will span a vast area of 946,200 square feet.
7.26 miles Edged Energy: Dallas, Tx
Edged Energy is building a new data center at 505 N Wildwood Drive in Irving. The project is named ‘Edged DFW Data Center’.
7.46 miles Equinix Dallas DA9
Equinix acquired DA9 in Irving as well as 28 other datacenters from Verizon in May 2017. It was formerly named Verizon DFW1.
7.66 miles Rackspace Grapevine DFW1
9.11 miles Lumen Dallas 6
9.33 miles Prime: Dallas 3
Prime Data Centers is planning to develop a three-story, 96,800 sq ft (8,995 sqm) data center at 1455 Round Table Drive in Dallas County.
9.43 miles Evocative DA4
This site (DA4) was sold to Evocative in 2022 by Carrier-1.
9.46 miles Fiberhub DFW1
9.46 miles Prime: Dallas, TX
In April 2023, Prime Data Centers discreetly added Dallas to its list of data center locations. The company now has a presence at 1515 Round Table Drive in Dallas, offering 6MW of capacity across a 106,865 square foot (9,930 square meter) facility.
9.46 miles Prime: Dallas 2
Prime lists plans for a new 12MW, 96,475 sq ft facility at the adjacent 1517 Round Table Drive, Dallas, TX.
9.73 miles 8435 Stemmons - Digital Realty
9.74 miles DataBank DFW4 Empire Central
The site was acquired by Zayo in January 2016 from Stream Datacenters.
9.82 miles CoreSpace Dallas
10.19 miles CenturyLink Dallas (3180 Irving)
10.22 miles Verizon: 1300 W Mockingbird
Former XO facility
10.23 miles DataBank DFW6 Love Field
10.79 miles TierPoint Dallas (Colo4)
The site was formerly operated by Colo4 before being acquired by TierPoint in 2010
10.81 miles HostPapa DFW1
10.82 miles Contegix Dallas
10.82 miles QuadraNet Dallas
11.33 miles Centersquare: Webb Chapel DAL2
The Centersquare Dallas portfolio consists of two data centers located in Allen and Dallas providing close proximity to business hubs in downtown Dallas, Plano and Fort Worth.
11.92 miles CyrusOne Lewisville
Two independent power grids Onsite substation fed by 3 separate substations (Argyle, Carrollton, and Lewisville)
12.78 miles CyrusOne Carrollton
60,000 SqFt of Office Space Power Density: 150–200+ watts/SqFt
12.96 miles Equinix Dallas DA11
13.06 miles Verizon Dallas (Infomart)
13.06 miles Lumen Dallas 2
13.06 miles Cologix DAL1, DAL2, DAL3
Cologix DAL1 (28,000 SF) & DAL2 (12,000 SF) are both located in the carrier dense Infomart.
13.06 miles Flexential Dallas Infomart I-V
13.06 miles Atlantic Metro Dallas DFW1
13.06 miles DataBank DFW5
13.06 miles Infomart Dallas - Equinix Dallas - 1950 N Stemmons Fwy
The Infomart is the center of network Interconnection and Peering in Dallas. In fact, the Infomart is the nexus of the Interconnection marketplace for the entire South Central United States. The only other building with reasonable network density is Digital Realty's 2323 Bryant Street.
13.16 miles Mapletree: 5000 South Bowen
14.23 miles 4849 Alpha - Digital Realty
14.32 miles Dallas
14.34 miles Lumen Dallas 3
14.34 miles neGma Dallas
14.48 miles VAZATA Horizon Dallas (DAL II)
14.58 miles Lumen Dallas 4
14.58 miles Sprocket DAL2
14.58 miles DataBank Downtown Dallas DFW1
DataBank's 400 South Akard is a seven-story property built in 1921 to house the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. In 2000 the building was renovated as a datacenter, taking advantage of security features from its use as a banking facility.
14.58 miles Cogent: 400 S Akard
14.58 miles Opus Interactive Dallas
14.58 miles 400 S Akard - Digital Realty
The building is a eight story (7 stories with a basement) multi-tenant data center. An original five-story building which was constructed in 1921 for the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank, and was enlarged by two floors and a mechanical penthouse in 1939. In 1959, the building was expanded to the east with a new adjoining five-story building, and received additional major renovations in 1998 and 2007. Digital Realty Trust is the building owner, but there are many other data center operators in the building, including: DataBank DFW-1 Level3 Sprocket DAL2 Cogent Opus Interactive
14.67 miles 2323 Bryan - Digital Realty
Digital Realty's 2323 Bryan Street is an internet gateway and carrier facility in Dallas. Located in the Central Business District (CBD), the building consists of 26 floors and approximately 477,000 SF of datacenter, PBB and office space. Telx (acquired by DRT) operated the building's Meet-Me Room (MMR). The 35,036 sqft MMR is in suite 2440.
14.67 miles Equinix Dallas DA4
14.67 miles LOGIX Dallas (2323 Bryan)
In 2018 LOGIX Communications acquired Alpheus Communications and this site.
14.67 miles Earthlink Dallas
14.68 miles Atlantic Metro Dallas DFW2
14.70 miles Provision Data Services
The building's utility provider is Oncor, which provides redundant access to electrical substations. The data center can provide 2N power redundancy.
14.71 miles Sprocket DAL1
14.93 miles 2440 Marsh - Digital Realty
the 69-acre Digital Dallas data campus is situated along primary fiber routes and has the unique distinction of having the privately owned, on-site 138kV substation fed from two independent utility substations.
15.29 miles 4101 Bryan Street
The 4101 Bryan data center has changed hands many times. First owned by Switch and Data. It was acquired in 2010 by Equinix. Equinix then sold the data center to 365 Data Centers. In June 2015, 365 Data Centers sold the facility to an unknown buyer.
15.52 miles Opus3
15.80 miles DataBank DFW7 LBJ
15.93 miles Tierpoint Fort Worth
The property came to market in 2023 and was acquired by Tierpoint.
15.98 miles STACK Fort Worth Alliance
STACK's expansion Alliance campus in Fort Worth
16.42 miles Facebook Fort Worth
When completed, the Fort Worth site will be Facebook’s largest data center to date, four buildings connected to form two “H” shapes, plus one standalone center, for a total of 20 data hall
16.56 miles H5 Colo
16.61 miles QTS Dallas Fort Worth
QTS's Forth Worth site is the company's second data center in Dallas Market.
16.65 miles QTS: Fort Worth 2
QTS Data Centers is building a second data center adjacent to its first one near the Alliance Texas development. The two-story building is set to span 471,875 sq ft (43,840 sqm) and see $220 million invested in the project.
16.74 miles T5 Alliance Campus
The T5 campus is part of AllianceTexas, Hillwood’s 18,000-acre master-planned development. Hillwood – founded by Ross Perot Jr., son of the Texas billionaire Ross Perot – has set aside 400 acres at AllianceTexas for T5 data center campus
16.88 miles Citigroup Fort Worth
17.13 miles Lumen Fort Worth 2
17.36 miles 4025 Midway - Digital Realty
The Digital Realty 100,000sqft data center was built in 2000, renovated in 2008. The site is located near the George Bush Turnpike and North Dallas Tollway and provides an ideal data center location. VAZATA is the largest tenant.
17.36 miles VAZATA Dallas (DAL I & III)
The VAZATA site was previously known as: Horizon Dallas (DAL I)
17.42 miles Lumen Fort Worth 1
17.71 miles Lumen For Worth 3
17.77 miles LOGIX Fort Worth
In 2018 LOGIX Communications acquired Alpheus Communications and this site.
17.79 miles Amazon: Desoto, TX
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is building a 30,000 square foot (2,790 sq m) data center in DeSoto, outside Dallas, Texas.
19.39 miles 365 Richardson, TX
19.59 miles Aligned: DFW-03
Aligned Data Centers is constructing a large data center building on 44 acres on the west side of North Star Road. The two-story building with external generators will total more than 429,603 square feet. A new electrical substation is also planned on the site.
19.93 miles Flexential Dallas (Synergy Park)

Cyxtera Dallas DFW1 Data Center Photos

There is an administrative building between the two data center phases.

Overhead View of DFW1 and DFW2

There is an administrative building between the two data center phases.

Source: Google Maps

Power and Cooling Capacities
Source: Cyxtera

Back of the Data Center
Source: Google Maps

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.

53 Facilities Owned
29 Markets Served
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Name Date Added Description
cyxtera_dfw1 June 2018

Cyxtera Dallas data sheet from 2018.

dl1-dallas-tx-colocation-tearsheet-ss111853_2017 May 2017

"DL1" data sheet from 2017