Data Foundry Blog

5 Ways to Hurricane-Proof Your Disaster Recovery Plan

Trees in hurricane winds

Atlantic hurricane season is upon us. If hurricanes are a risk factor for your organization, it’s time to review your company’s disaster recovery plan, or DR plan. Strong winds and floods from hurricanes pose threats to business continuity, which is why Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 15-21) is the ideal time to ensure that your disaster recovery plan is up to date. Hurricane season lasts from June 1 until November 30, and twelve named storms are expected to occur during the 2016 season. See our hurricane infographic for more details.

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Fighting for Privacy in a Digital World

Fighting for Privacy in a Digital World

One of the things that sets Data Foundry apart from its competitors is that its founders and stakeholders are fiercely advocating for digital privacy, open internet and data encryption. We also feel that it is our duty to be involved in local, state and federal policy-making when it comes to the privacy issues that affect us and our customers. Over the past couple of weeks, Congressmen Ted Poe and Pete Olson visited and toured our Texas 1 Data Center in Austin to better understand our operations and how security and privacy legislation affects our customers and the data center business in general.

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Data Foundry CTO Defends Encryption at INCOMPAS in D.C.

encrpytion key for law enforcement

Data Foundry CTO, Edward Henigin, participated as a panelist at the INCOMPAS telecommunications conference in Washington D.C. on April 12. The assembled panel of security experts sought to bring the industry’s attention to the anti-encryption debate that has sparked in Washington and around the country due to Apple’s refusal to unlock the iPhone encryption for the San Bernardino case. The recent release of the Burr-Feinstein bill proposing law enforcement be given access to data in an “intelligible” format upon court order also provoked a wave of anger and disbelief throughout the tech community.

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In Spite of Record Flooding, Houston Data Centers Remain Unaffected

Flooded streets

As many are aware, the Houston, TX area has experienced severe flooding in the past 48 hours. Some parts of Harris County received over 16 inches of rain in a 12-hour period. To put it into perspective, the normal rainfall for the Houston area in April is just 3.3 inches. As multiple buildings and homes around the city were flooded in hundreds of neighborhoods throughout Harris County, many are asking us how our Houston data centers are holding up. Our data centers are prepared to withstand this kind of weather and remain unaffected. During and after the storms, we experienced no power outages, flooding or staff evacuations due to the storms and record-breaking precipitation.

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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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