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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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Hurricane Preparedness Tips For IT and Business Leaders

Did you already brace for a tropical storm this hurricane season?

It’s not too late to establish an alternate location for your business servers, systems and networks for continuous uptime. Data Foundry can help you establish a secondary site at Texas 1, our flagship data center in Austin, TX, which is considered an ideal geographic location to house disaster recovery infrastructure.

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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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Data Center World 2015 After Party – Full House of Industry Peers

Data Foundry and its partners, IES and fifteenfortyseven, hosted their annual After Party at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, and it was a wonderful networking event! There was a full house of data center and facilities’ management professionals who had a great time socializing with their peers and conversing about the industry topics on hardware, software, and services, which are the keystone of the Data Center World Global conference. Plus, basketball fans got to watch the televised game – Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks!

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Tours Data Foundry’s Texas 1 to discuss the open Internet

Texas 1 Tour Group
FCC Chairman Wheeler Visits Data Foundry Texas 1

Yesterday, Data Foundry was privileged to host FCC chairman Tom Wheeler at our Texas 1 data center in Austin, Texas. We were anxious to thank the Chairman for his courageous work in standing up to the monopolistic ISPs and leading the FCC to adopt new open Internet rules earlier this year. To our delight, the Chairman led off the meeting by thanking Data Foundry for its support in fighting for an open Internet for many years.

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SXSW Take Back Your Internet Panel and Party Recap.

We had an incredible time sponsoring the 3rd Annual “Take Back Your Internet” Panel and Party. The evening started out with an All-Star panel discussing “Is Net Neutrality Really Open Internet” with our CTO Edward Henigin on the panel. It was followed by an evening of networking and socializing with many people close to the issues. View the party photos and watch the panel from the event.

View the full transcription of the panel

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