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Data Foundry CTO Defends Encryption at INCOMPAS in D.C.

encrpytion key for law enforcement Data Foundry CTO, Edward Henigin, participated as a panelist at the INCOMPAS telecommunications conference in Washington D.C. on April 12. The assembled panel of security experts sought to bring the industry’s attention to the anti-encryption debate that has sparked in Washington and around the country due to Apple’s refusal to unlock the iPhone encryption for the San Bernardino case. The recent release of the Burr-Feinstein bill proposing law enforcement be given access to data in an “intelligible” format upon court order also provoked a wave of anger and disbelief throughout the tech community. Read More ›

In Spite of Record Flooding, Houston Data Centers Remain Unaffected

Flooded streets

As many are aware, the Houston, TX area has experienced severe flooding in the past 48 hours. Some parts of Harris County received over 16 inches of rain in a 12-hour period. To put it into perspective, the normal rainfall for the Houston area in April is just 3.3 inches. As multiple buildings and homes around the city were flooded in hundreds of neighborhoods throughout Harris County, many are asking us how our Houston data centers are holding up. Our data centers are prepared to withstand this kind of weather and remain unaffected. During and after the storms, we experienced no power outages, flooding or staff evacuations due to the storms and record-breaking precipitation.

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Join us at SXSW 2016

Join Giganews at the Take Back Your Internet Party During SXSW interactive on March 12th.

This year, Take Back Your Internet is all about backdoor encryption. Encryption has been a hot topic around the world, with a fierce debate taking place between the governments wanting backdoors into encrypted communications and the tech companies building this technology into products. Our panel will be addressing backdoor encryption, exploring why encryption is an essential tool, the need for safeguarding security and how this issue is affecting people and the right to privacy around the world. The panel will include leaders from the policy, grassroots and business side, all providing unique perspectives on the issue. Come and enjoy a great panel, Texas BBQ, Drinks and networking.

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Customers, Partners, and Local Leaders Celebrate The Grand Opening of Houston 2 Data Center

We hosted the Grand Opening Celebration of the premier Houston 2 Data Center and enjoyed a spectacular response from our customers, partners and local leaders. More than two hundred attendees shared in the festivities and toured the beautifully designed facility to see firsthand all of its unique customer amenities. The event was held on the lovely tree-lined 18-acre campus that Data Foundry owns.

Data Foundry was honored to have an impressive lineup of distinguished speakers, which included: US Olympian Carl Lewis, Representative Senfronia Thompson and Representative Sylvester Turner.

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DDoS Event at Topgolf Austin

DDoS Mitigation Event at Topgolf Austin

Data Foundry is hosting an exclusive event for our colocation customers at Topgolf Austin. Come Tee-off and learn more about our Enhanced DDoS offering with our special guest speaker Carl Herberger of Radware.

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Enhanced DDoS Protection Now Available

Globe with attacks pointed to the US

Due to the success of our DDoS service, we have expanded our offerings to make it easier to turn on DDoS protection with zero network changes or work for our colocation customers. With new DDoS tiers, customers can choose from low cost entry level protection to comprehensive customized DDoS attack service. For Data Foundry colocation customers, we are currently offering a FREE 30-Day Trial to test-drive the new offering and uncover what you don’t know is happening to your network.

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University of Houston Game Day Takeover and Tailgate

U of H Gameday

Did you know that the owners/operators of Data Foundry are alumni of University of Houston?

Come join us for Data Foundry’s Game Day Takeover and Tailgate at University of Houston – TDECU Stadium. Invited guests will attend the college football game – U of H vs. SMU and all the pre-game festivities, including catering by Pappasito’s Cantina, cold beverages, and classic corn hole.

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Data Foundry Hosting Grand Opening Celebration for Houston 2 Data Center

Houston 2 Grand Opening

We are delighted to celebrate with our customers, partners, local businesses and leaders the Grand Opening of our Houston 2 Data Center. We finished construction and commissioning of the 350,000 sq ft purpose built data center on our 18-acre campus in North Houston. Houston 2 is a carrier neutral data center and provides colocation, managed services and dedicated office space to businesses requiring uptime, connectivity and room for growth. This purpose-built data center is Data Foundry’s second location in Houston, which was built as a response to the lack of premium colocation options in the greater Houston metroplex.

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U.S. Congressman Olson Tours Texas 1 Data Center

Texas 1 Group Pic

Ed Henigin – CTO Data Foundry, Congressman Pete Olson, Robert Flores – Governmental Affairs Advocate – Data Foundry, Andy MacFarlane – Director-Governmental Affairs, Ronald Yokubaitis – Co-CEO – Data Foundry

Congressman Pete Olson recently visited and toured our Texas 1 data center in Austin TX. During the walk through, we discussed the importance of being Carrier Neutral with 18+ fiber networks in Texas 1 and the lack of choice in Internet providers consumers get to their home. We also discussed the importance of privacy laws to protect citizens from government intrusion, and how our sister company Golden Frog is fighting for privacy by creating encryption services and tools to help people protect their Internet connections from snooping and getting hacked.

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DC/AC Conference 2015

DC AC Conference

DC/AC Data Center Conference took place this week at the ACL Live – Moody Theater in Austin, TX. Attendees were there exchanging insights and learnings about enterprise data center strategies and life cycle management, such as site selection criteria, capacity and migration planning, lease negotiations, and cloud implementation.

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