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Del Valle High School IT Group Tours Data Foundry’s Austin Data Center Campus

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High school students from Del Valle High School’s computer science and IT programs visited our data center campus in southeast Austin on Friday to tour the facilities and get an idea of what it would be like to work in a data center.

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2018: A Year in Review

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It’s been an exciting year for us at Data Foundry. We opened our third data center in Austin, we’ve attended and sponsored some interesting events, and we’ve seen growth in some of our ancillary services. As we prepare for growth and change in 2019, we are looking back on events and milestones for the year.

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Data Foundry Hosts Houston 2 Open House Lunch

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On Thursday, October 25, we hosted an open house lunch in the technology briefing center at our Houston 2 data center on Greens Parkway. The event was a gathering of Data Foundry’s staff, founders, current customers, acquaintances and longtime colleagues in the IT and telecom industries.

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2018 Hurricane Season Is Here - 50% of Businesses Are Unprepared

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Tomorrow the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season begins, which will last through November 30. Last year was one of the most active hurricane seasons in history, with three of the costliest hurricanes to strike the U.S. hitting the coast in just one season. This year meteorologists predict there’s a 75% chance the season will be normal to above average. While stronger hurricanes appear to be becoming more frequent over the last decade, this year’s season is predicted to be calmer than last year’s. Meteorologists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predict a range of ten to 16 named storms, including five to nine hurricanes, and one to four major hurricanes – category three strength – or higher this hurricane season. “With the advances made in hardware and computing over the course of the last year, the ability of NOAA scientists to both predict the path of storms and warn Americans who may find themselves in harm’s way is unprecedented,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross.

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Texas 2 Data Center Grand Opening a Success

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We were delighted to have around 100 guests join us as we officially celebrated the grand opening of our Texas 2 data center last Thursday evening. Everyone enjoyed poke, shrimp and grits, and a salsa and queso bar (in true Texas fashion) as well as tasty hors d’oeuvres. The majority of guests participated in guided tours of the data center and visited the data halls, mechanical plant, office space and learned about the facility’s redundant infrastructure and security features.

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The Texas 2 Grand Opening Is Here! Join Us for Food, Drinks & VR Games

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Data Foundry is holding our Texas 2 Data Center Grand Opening event on Thursday, May 17 from 3-7 pm. We are so excited to show everyone our newest premier data center in Austin, TX. Come tour the new facility – including the data halls, mechanical plant and office space.

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Is Your Business Ready for GDPR? Here’s How to Get Started

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Most in the IT world have heard about the EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and know that it comes into effect this year, but many U.S. companies have yet to make the necessary changes to be compliant. A study by TrustArc says 61% of U.S. companies surveyed had not yet begun implementation of GDPR compliance at the end of last year. The majority of those who are unprepared are smaller companies. What you may not know is that if your company has a website, the GDPR will likely affect you. Here’s a quick overview to get your company going in the right direction.

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Texas 2 Comes Online; First Customers Move In

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We are excited to announce our newest data center in Austin, Texas 2, has successfully passed the final stage of the commissioning process and is now open for business.

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Policy Experts, Tech Entrepreneurs Debate Internet Privacy and Freedom at Take Back Your Internet 2018

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Friday night Data Foundry held its annual Take Back Your Internet party and panel along with sister companies Golden Frog and Giganews at the Texas Public Policy Foundation in downtown Austin. Data Foundry and our sister companies are committed to online privacy and an open Internet. We hold this event every year at the start of SXSW to band together with fellow tech entrepreneurs and public policy experts to debate the current state of the Internet and what can be done to make it more open and equal. This year FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn paid a surprise visit and made an introduction before the panel discussion began. In addition to participating in the discussion, attendees enjoyed drinks, hors d’oeuvres and BBQ tacos in true Austin fashion. Our 2018 panelists included:

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Why You Should Join Us at Data Center World 2018

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Data Foundry has been attending AFCOM’s Data Center World for the past six years, and we’re happy the event is just a short drive away for us this year – San Antonio, Texas. Data Center World is always an educational event for anyone who works in IT infrastructure, and the networking opportunities and after-parties are something everyone in the industry looks forward to each year.

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