Data Foundry Has Broken Ground!

The Data Foundry team is excited to share pictures and a complete video of the groundbreaking ceremony for our new 350,000 sq ft purpose-built Houston 2 Data Center.

On April 10th, Data Foundry staff and executives were joined by more than 100 esteemed guests for the two hour celebration. Upon arrival, guests were greeted by the Data Foundry team and an event space that showcased the capabilities of Houston 2. Distinguished speakers included Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, Welcome Wilson Sr., Chairman of the GSL Welcome Group and Fred Welch, VP of Regional Development with the Greater Houston Partnership. The event concluded with a catered lunch by longtime Data Foundry client, Pappas Restaurants.

Our sincere thanks to everyone that made the groundbreaking event was a huge success!

View all of the photos from the event. We’ve selected a few of our favorites and included those after the video:

View the groundbreaking ceremony video of our distinguished speakers:

Groundbreaking ceremony.  From left to right:  Edward Henigin, Chief Technical Officer - Data Foundry; Welcome Wilson Sr., Chairman - the GSL Welcome Group; Ron Yokubaitis, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder - Data Foundry; Carolyn Yokubaitis, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder - Data Foundry; Jonah Yokubaitis, Co-Founder - Data Foundry; David Dewhurst, Lieutenant Governor of Texas; Fred Welch, Vice President, Regional Economic Development - Greater Houston Partnership

Groundbreaking ceremony. From left to right: Edward Henigin, Chief Technical Officer – Data Foundry; Welcome Wilson Sr., Chairman – the GSL Welcome Group; Ron Yokubaitis, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder – Data Foundry; Carolyn Yokubaitis, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder – Data Foundry; Jonah Yokubaitis, Co-Founder – Data Foundry; David Dewhurst, Lieutenant Governor of Texas; Fred Welch, Vice President, Regional Economic Development – Greater Houston Partnership
Architectural rendering of Houston 2

Architectural rendering of Houston 2
Distinguished speakers:  From left to right: Fred Welch - Greater Houston Partnership; Welcome Wilson Sr. - the GSL Welcome Group; David Dewhurst, Lieutenant Governor of Texas; Edward Henigin - Data Foundry; Ron Yokubaitis - Data Foundry; Carolyn Yokubaitis - Data Foundry; Jonah Yokubaitis - Data Foundry

Distinguished speakers: From left to right: Fred Welch – Greater Houston Partnership; Welcome Wilson Sr. – the GSL Welcome Group; David Dewhurst, Lieutenant Governor of Texas; Edward Henigin – Data Foundry; Ron Yokubaitis – Data Foundry; Carolyn Yokubaitis – Data Foundry; Jonah Yokubaitis – Data Foundry
Guests during the groundbreaking event

Guests during the groundbreaking event
David Dewhurst, Lieutenant Governor of Texas

David Dewhurst, Lieutenant Governor of Texas
Welcome Wilson Sr., Chairman - the GSL Welcome Group

Welcome Wilson Sr., Chairman – the GSL Welcome Group
Lieutenant Governor of Texas, David Dewhurst and Welcome Wilson Sr., Chairman - the GSL Welcome Group

Lieutenant Governor of Texas, David Dewhurst and Welcome Wilson Sr., Chairman – the GSL Welcome Group
Houston 2 groundbreaking - April 10, 2014

Houston 2 groundbreaking – April 10, 2014
The Data Foundry Houston Team

The Data Foundry Houston Team

Please check back periodically on the Data Foundry blog for Houston 2 updates as we progress through key milestones of the construction. Houston 2 will be fully commissioned and ready for customer deployments in the 1st quarter of 2015. We look forward to hosting you in early 2015 for our Houston 2 Grand Opening celebration!