Data Foundry Blog

The Search is On: The Benefits of Partnering with a Premier Data Center Provider

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It’s no secret that data makes the contemporary world go round. Currently, the amount of generated data is continuing on its dramatic upswing, and enterprises across the globe are shifting their data management strategies off-premises to meet increasing requirements. As data continues to serve as a fundamental asset for a vast host of applications and operations across nearly all industries, finding an ideal place for this critical resource is paramount.

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Still an ‘Act of God?’ Climate change increasingly seen as risk to business, economy

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For a brief moment at a Houston-area business luncheon this month, talk turned sinister. No one gasped, but something spooky was said: Climate change is going to hurt bottom lines.

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Houston 2 Expansion with 27,000 sq. ft. of white floor space and 4MW of capacity

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Construction is underway of a new data hall, offering 27,000 square feet of white floor space and 4MW of capacity, as an addition to Houston 2 data center campus. As demand for data center space, low latency and cost-efficacy in the Houston area grows, this project delivers greater capacity to customers and is expected to be ready for customer deployments in Q4 2019.

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Should You Implement Software Defined Networking?

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In the past decade, software defined networking (SDN) has evolved from an ultra-hyped set of emerging technologies expected to revolutionize interconnected networks to a formidable, trusted solution offered by vendors from Cisco to VMWare. And it’s growing at a steady pace, with a projected market worth of more than $12 billion in 2022, according to a report by IDC.

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Estimating Data Center Cost of Ownership: 5 Hidden Costs

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Trying to decide if you should build or buy your own data center? An essential step in your decision-making process is estimating the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) to understand how the long-term costs of data center operation compare to colocation. Companies often consider the upfront costs of owning a data center, such as buying the building, buying mechanical equipment, and the cost of securing and paying back a business loan. However, some of the recurring costs are frequently overlooked. Here are 5 recurring operational expenses that are commonly forgotten.

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Confused by "the Edge?" 5 Ways to Define Edge Data Centers

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Edge computing and edge data centers are buzzwords popping up in IT publications all over the Internet, but what do they really mean? Edge computing is more straightforward, and has been simply defined as “data processing power at the edge of a network instead of in a cloud or a central data warehouse.” However, edge data centers are being defined in a variety of ways followed by outrageous claims that this new data center concept will “blow away the cloud.” Your preferred definition will likely depend on your industry. Here are 5 widely communicated ones to broaden your perspective.

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What Is a Zero-Day Attack? (and How to Minimize Risk)

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In the digital age when nearly every business and industry is powered by sophisticated technology, updates are a fact of life. Software developers are constantly releasing new versions of their solutions while hardware manufacturers are consistently seeking new ways to improve their products.

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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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5 IT Infrastructure Monitoring Tools that Make Your Job Easier

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IT professionals are responsible for making sure all their organization’s hardware, software and network resources are running optimally and well-secured. However, keeping up with your IT infrastructure can be challenging — especially if, like many organizations, you have a hybrid infrastructure model. Fortunately, IT infrastructure monitoring tools can provide the insight you need to monitor resources across your environment to ensure everything is working as it should.

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6 Ways to Improve Availability for Edge Computing

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No matter your definition of edge computing, the purpose is to bring processing power closer to the devices that communicate with it. For the purpose of this blog post, “the edge” is any storage or processing equipment that is not in a data center, i.e. computer equipment or machinery in your office, warehouse, or factory that stores or processes data from computers or network-enabled devices nearby.

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