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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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Liability and IoT Devices – A Legal Can of Worms

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As many cybersecurity professionals are aware, the Internet of Things (IoT) is proliferating without any established legal framework or regulatory guidelines. According to a Forbes article, the IoT market is expected to reach $457 billion by 2020, up from $157 billion in 2016. The interconnectivity of network-enabled devices makes the IoT a can of worms when it comes to legal liability. U.S. regulatory agencies, such as the Department of Commerce, the FTC, and the FCC are a long way from establishing clear standards for IoT devices. Could the business that owns a connected device be held responsible for carelessness in the event of a data breach or an attack, or does liability fall only to the manufacturer or the software provider?

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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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How to Get the Most from Your Colocation Data Center

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Data center colocation is an effective way for businesses to reduce capital expense by sharing building infrastructure, physical security and mechanical equipment. While colocation providers are responsible for the data center as a whole, individual tenants are responsible for their deployments and their activities in shared spaces. Every deployment makes up the larger data center ecosystem, and tenant behavior can affect the ecosystem as a whole. By following best practices, your company can get more out of your data center footprint while contributing to a better data center experience for everyone.

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5 Best Practices for Choosing a Data Destruction / ITAD Service

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Whether erasing or destroying data to meet compliance, recycle resources or to decommission old equipment, many companies choose to outsource asset disposal to third parties to minimize cost. Choosing an IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) service can be difficult. Making the wrong decision could mean facing a costly data breach incident and fines for not meeting regulatory compliance. Regardless of your industry, there are a few best practices you can follow when choosing an ITAD service provider to dispose of sensitive data.

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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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From the Austin Business Journal: A Call for Data Center Companies to Fight for Open Internet

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In this op-ed from the Austin Business Journal, Data Foundry co-founder Ron Yokubaitis and policy analyst Natalie Parra-Novosad discuss the benefits of Open Access and an Open Internet and call on all carrier-neutral data center companies to join the fight for an Open Internet:

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

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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Compare 100+ Data Center Features with Our Interactive Checklist

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Every data center search should begin with identifying business goals and the long-term infrastructure requirements to help accomplish those goals. Once you’ve determined your top IT infrastructure goals, whether that means improving availability, connectivity, adding disaster recovery options, decreasing capital expenses, or a combination of the above, it’s up to you to look for a data center that meets business needs. To really understand if a facility can meet those needs, you will need to gather detailed information on the power structure, cooling equipment, utility infrastructure, security and more of your top facilities.

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Texas 2 Comes Online; First Customers Move In

Texas 2 data center exterior

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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