Data Foundry Blog

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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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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Data Foundry Hosted Member Meeting for HDI and itSMF

ITIL Meeting

Data Foundry was pleased to host a joint member-meeting for two associations that are committed to customer service and support across many industries, including IT and call centers. Both HDI of Houston and itSMF Houston Local Interest Group came together at our new premium data center, Houston 2.

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Houston 2 Data Center – Open for Business

Houston 2 Facade

The Data Foundry team is excited to announce that we have finished construction of Houston 2 and it is now open for business. We broke ground last April, and we are excited to be able to open up the white floor space of this purpose-built data center to a waiting list of customers ready to deploy their critical IT infrastructure.

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Data Foundry’s Newest Houston Data Center Hosted AITP Members & CIO Standup Series

AITP stand up

Data Foundry was delighted to host the first event at the Company’s newest data center, Houston 2, which is located in North Houston. The Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) held its member meeting and the third in a series of CIO-Standup inside the Technology Briefing Center, which accommodated the 50+ attendees.

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