(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Data Foundry, a leading provider of data center colocation, managed and network services, finished construction and commissioning of Houston 2, a 350,000 SQ FT, purpose built data center on their 18-acre campus in North Houston. This is the Company’s second data center in Houston, and was built in response to the lack of premium colocation options for the Houston business community. Data Foundry is known in the industry for providing premier colocation with superior service and support.
Engineered for flexibility, Houston 2 can accommodate colocation requirements from single cabinet to large wholesale deployments, along with a choice of 11+ diverse network carriers, providing redundancy and greater competitive pricing. Designed for performance, the 60MW facility with dual 34.5 kV underground utility feeds can accommodate the most demanding HPC (High Performance Computing) environments. Houston 2 can withstand winds up to 185 MPH and the campus site was strategically chosen to be outside of the 500-year flood plain.
“Our Houston 2 data center was constructed to support unprecedented growth we’re experiencing in the region,” said Shane Menking, CFO and President of Data Foundry. “Houston has been an underserved market that has been waiting for a large scale, premium data center with the high level of service and quality Data Foundry provides.”
Houston 2 was designed with customers in mind and this can be seen throughout the facility. For colocation deployments, the depressed slab design allows for zero ramps from the loading dock to the white floor space, which is a unique design feature of Houston 2. Customers have the ability to rent and customize 60,000 SQ FT of available office space and many customer comforts are available on site: Conference Rooms, Customer Lounge, Lockers, Shower Facilities and a 75-person Technology Briefing Center for events and presentations.
Data Foundry will continue to operate its Houston 1 data center, which is located in the Galleria/West Loop area. They also own and operate two data centers in Austin and offer a suite of global colocation and managed services in data centers located in Ashburn, Va., Los Angeles, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.
Data Foundry will host a Grand Opening Event for Houston 2 Data Center on Thursday, October 8, 2015 – 10am. If you would like to attend or cover this event, please contact [email protected]
About Data Foundry
Data Foundry provides comprehensive wholesale and retail data center outsourcing, colocation, and disaster recovery services. The company provides its customers with secure premium facilities for servers and equipment, emergency workspace and carrier-neutral network accessibility, supported by experienced onsite technicians and customer support 24/7/365. The company supports more than 1,000 enterprise customers across a variety of industries including energy, healthcare and financial services. Founded in 1994, Data Foundry was the first Internet Service Provider in San Antonio and one of the first 50 Internet Service Providers in the United States. Today, Data Foundry operates data centers in Austin and Houston and owns private networks in Austin, Houston, San Antonio and Dallas. For more information, visit www.datafoundry.com or call 1.888.839.2794.