Why Data Foundry

Founded in 1994, Data Foundry is one of the first 50 ISPs in the United States. During our 20+ year history, we have supported thousands of enterprise companies in every industry, including high performance computing, energy, financial services, healthcare and technology.

  • We're Internet People

    We’re Internet People

    Founded in 1994, Data Foundry was one of the first 50 ISPs in the United States. Data Foundry’s ownership and key executives have changed very little, but the company has grown significantly.

  • We're Financially Stable

    We’re Financially Stable

    Data Foundry has a 20+ year profitable operating history which is unique in the Internet industry. We take the long-term view and aren’t “built to flip.” We don’t have any private equity investors or public shareholders and aren’t a real estate company.

  • We've Got The Experience

    We Have The Experience

    Data Foundry employs a tenured and knowledgeable workforce. From cross connects to complex power management, we understand every aspect of data centers operations and our people are focused on supporting your every data center need.

  • We're Purpose-built

    We’re Purpose-built

    Data Foundry’s Texas 1 and Houston 2 data centers are designed from the ground up for the sole purpose of serving as a data center. Data Foundry used its 20+ years of experience as data center owner/operators to build the most redundant, connected, and secure data centers with the best disaster recovery solutions available in Texas.

  • We're Supportive 24x7x365

    Support Is Here 24x7x365

    Data Foundry understands the need for responsive, expert, always available, hands-on support. Data Foundry’s maintains a staff on-site 24x7x365 located inside our global Network Operations Center (NOC) in Austin, TX.

  • We've Got Choices

    Carrier Neutral Choices

    We create a network marketplace with choice and competition to ensure you have access to competitive prices and higher reliability. Data Foundry operates carrier neutral facilities with direct access to your choice of networks.

Our People

Data Foundry’s tenured and knowledgeable staff is focused on keeping your mission critical operations running smoothly so you can stay focused on your business. From space planning for your initial deployment to complex power systems management, our experienced staff exceeds the highest service and support standards.

  • Edward Henigin

    Edward Henigin

    Chief Technology Officer

    I’m always looking at the match up. What needs do our customers have, and what capabilities we have to meet those needs. I love figuring out how to apply our resources, investment and execution to serve a new customer.

  • Cameron Wynne

    Cameron Wynne

    Chief Operating Officer

    I enjoy working in an environment that is talent rich and densely packed with ambitious and capable individuals. Customers come to Data Foundry for colocation and worksite recovery. They stay at Data Foundry because of the operations service level they receive…

  • Mark Noonan

    Mark Noonan

    Chief Revenue Officer

    One of the high points in working at Data Foundry is getting customer feedback about the level of service they’re receiving. Time and time again, customers tell me that our data center technicians are going above and beyond their expectations and they are happy they chose us as their data center provider.

  • Shane Menking

    Shane Menking

    President and CFO

    We are first and foremost a service provider, and our 20+ year history has been built on that mentality. Businesses choose Data Foundry because they want to protect their mission critical IT in a world class facility, while not sacrificing service and support by outsourcing to a real estate focused operator…

  • Joel Reyes

    Joel Reyes

    Director Of Sales Engineering

    When our customers think about their successful migration or data center addition, we want them to think about the high caliber of our engineers and data center staff.

  • William Mccormick

    William Mccormick

    Network Manager

    My primary focus every day is to ensure our customers receive exactly what they need from our network. I enjoy working with a talented team that is focused on creating the best service for our customers.

Our History


How It All Began

Established in 1994 as Texas.Net, Data Foundry is one of the first Internet Service Providers in the United States. During our nineteen year history, we have supported thousands of enterprise companies in virtually every industry, including high performance computing, energy, financial services, healthcare and technology firms.


Managed Growth

Data Foundry’s strategy during these formative years was to become the premium Internet Service Provider in every market served. In 1995, we moved our headquarters to Austin, Texas. Operations were established in Houston (1996), Dallas (1997), and Ft. Worth (1998).


Established First Data Center In Austin, TX

In 1999, we expanded beyond Internet connectivity services by introducing colocation and enterprise data center services with the building of our first colocation data center in downtown Austin.

Houston 1

Houston 1 Acquired

In 2002, Data Foundry acquired Reliant Energy’s Internet and data center operations in Houston, Texas, making it the third Internet data center owned and operated by Data Foundry. Despite the economic downturn, our growth continued, evidenced by surpassing the 1,000th customer mark and maintaining profitable operations for the ninth straight year which has continued to this day.

Austin 1

Austin 1 Grand Opening

In 2003 as we continued to grow, we opened a data center (Austin 1) in Austin, Texas as our fourth Texas data center. Our premier Austin 1 Disaster Recovery Campus offers an offsite location with an Internet data center, a world-class network and accommodations for the people required to keep your business running during a declared emergency.


Global Colocation Site Established In Ashburn, VA

Data Foundry established its first colocation site in Ashburn, VA, and began managing remote sites from our data center NOC in Austin, TX.


Global Colocation Site Established In Amsterdam

In 2004, we established our first international colocation site in Amsterdam, NL. This footprint was the first of three managed sites in Amsterdam.

Data Foundry

Texas.Net Becomes Data Foundry

As the customer base grew both nationally and internationally, Texas.Net changed its name to Data Foundry in 2005.


Global Colocation Site Established In Hong Kong

Data Foundry establishes colocation space in Hong Kong, expanding its presence to include multiple countries.


Global Colocation Site Established In L.A.

Data Foundry establishes a colocation site in L.A., provides the company with East, West and Central U.S. footprints.

Texas 1

Texas 1 Grand Opening

With the advent of Texas 1 – our 130,000 square foot carrier-neutral data center on the Data Ranch campus – Data Foundry achieved its goal of establishing Central Texas as a leading market for wholesale and retail data center outsourcing, colocation and disaster recovery services.

Houston 2

Houston 2 Grand Opening

Houston 2 is Data Foundry’s largest purpose built data center at 350,000 square feet. It is carrier neutral with a 60 MegaWatt capacity and was designed to be the choice for premium wholesale and retail colocation, managed services and Disaster Recovery for Houston.


Our Customers

More than 1,000 companies have trusted Data Foundry to provide disaster recovery, managed Internet and data center services. Find out why you should, too.


Volusion Cirrus Logic uShip Solarwinds

Energy/Oil & Gas

Marathon Oil Corporation Spectra Energy Halcon Resources Nabors Industries

Financial Services/Legal

Smart Financial Credit Union Moody National Bank Amplify Credit Union PrimeWay Federal Credit Union

Food Service/Retail

Whataburger Buc-ee's Schlotzsky's MatressFirm


ArthroCare Corporation Sevocity GPM Life CSD


BazaarVoice American Campus KEYETV Red Book Connect
  • My experience with Data Foundry has been nothing but positive from day one. Our website is our business, so it is absolutely critical that our servers are always on and always connected. Data Foundry gives us that peace of mind. Unlike other data centers we considered, Data Foundry provides us the reliability and highly knowledgeable staff that we were looking for.

  • We want the best for our company, and we are very pleased with our choice in Data Foundry and their new facility. The Data Foundry team has been highly responsive and has exceeded our expectations. We take comfort in knowing that our core IT infrastructure is in good hands.

  • It was very reassuring that as our main data center lost power during Hurricane Ike, all our core systems were running securely in the Austin Data Foundry site.

  • We were especially impressed with Data Foundry’s migration expertise and how easy they made it for our business to transition into their Austin Data Center.

  • Ultimately, we wanted the best value, not a budget colocation facility, and Data Foundry impressed with the people and technologies deployed at their facilities.

  • Data Foundry provides a secure environment for our production systems. Our customers are very sensitive to IT security and we were very conscientious of that during our search for a Texas data center facility.

  • After experiencing disaster firsthand and having to pick up and leave New Orleans, we realize how important it is to secure our data… Data Foundry has increased our confidence in delivering high-availability applications to our customers and should we encounter another disaster, our infrastructure will be safe.

  • If there were even a brief period of downtime in our inventory tracking, shipping, purchasing or any other critical systems, our process would be compromised. This is why all of our systems are now safely backed up in Data Foundry’s Austin Data Center.

  • Amplify has been a network customer of Data Foundry since 2002. The company’s service and support has been nothing short of phenomenal.

  • The primary reason for choosing Data Foundry was their ability to offer a complete package that addressed securing our servers in a redundant Data Center and guaranteeing dedicated work space for our employees to continue working if a disaster occurred.

  • Many of our clients…must comply with the diligent standards of the bank audits and HIPAA requirements. Throughout our search, our goal was to choose a premier data center located at least 1,000 miles from our Bowling Green site, which would comply with the distance requirements, security, and redundancy needs of our clients.

  • I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate what the Data Foundry team has done to make this data center move work for us and to make us feel highly valued as a client.

  • There’s a reason Data Foundry is the state’s leading business ISP—they clearly understand the unique needs of the business community. With the support of Data Foundry’s technical expertise and outstanding network reliability, we’re now able provide our guests with the high-speed, always-on connectivity and wireless access they need to conduct business quickly and efficiently.

  • Global Industries evaluated at least four different disaster recovery providers in Austin, Dallas and even Houston… and none came close to offering the capabilities and peace of mind that Data Foundry provides.