Data Foundry Blog: News

AboveNet Enters the Austin Market by Expanding with Data Foundry

NEW YORK, April 23 — AboveNet Communications, Inc., a leading provider of fiber optic connectivity solutions, today announced its service expansion into Data Foundry’s® Austin, Texas data center. AboveNet recently added Austin as its 15th major metro market and is part of AboveNet’s continuing investment in its network facilities. AboveNet’s managed service solution provides...

Data Foundry Wins Landmark Appeal Against City of Austin in Texas Supreme Court Case Benefitting Texans

Data Foundry Wins Landmark Appeal Against City of Austin in Texas Supreme Court Case Benefitting Texans

Austin, Texas – April 29, 2021 — Data Foundry, a premier colocation data center provider with facilities in Austin and Houston, Texas won new rights for businesses and residents to challenge discriminatory rates imposed by municipalities in historic Texas Supreme Court decision against the City of Austin. In 2016, Austin Energy, the City of Austin’s municipal power...

Infographic: Determine if Cloud Storage is HIPAA-Compliant

Infographic: Determine if Cloud Storage is HIPAA-Compliant

Many of our customers have come to us with questions about HIPAA-compliant cloud storage. There’s a lot of marketing rhetoric online about HIPAA-certified Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) and other types of certified providers for that matter. First of all, there is no such thing as an official HIPAA certification. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the...

Data Foundry’s Houston 2 Virtual Tour Experience Now Available

Data Foundry’s Houston 2 Virtual Tour Experience Now Available

Houston, Texas – Sept 29, 2020 — Data Foundry, a premier colocation data center provider, announces that a first-ever virtual tour of its Houston 2 data center campus, is now available. Located in the Greenpoint district, this 60-MW, state-of-the-art facility meets evolving demand for high capacity, low latency, and cost-effective networking across...

Decades of Evolution to Meet Tomorrow’s Needs: An Interview with Data Foundry’s CTO

As part of the group that founded Data Foundry, CTO Edward Henigin has been a member of the data center industry for some time and been witness to the many changes that it has gone through. This includes expanding densities, emerging markets and the overall growth of data—all topics that he got to dive into with his recent interview with David Liggitt, CEO of datacenterHawk....

COVID-19 Customer Update

COVID-19 Customer Update

As we monitor the COVID-19 situation developing around the world, our top priority is to maintain the health and safety of our employees, clients and community members while maintaining a consistent level of client service. We wanted to reach out to you to provide an update on what Data Foundry is doing in the wake of the current events. Data Foundry is continuing to follow...

Data Foundry’s 2020 COVID-19 Response

Data Foundry’s 2020 COVID-19 Response

General Guidance Data Foundry follows the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidance for business and employers for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) for preparation and response. For employees, this guidance is: Report symptoms of COVID-19 immediately to the company When possible, do not come to or stay at work when exhibiting a fever or signs of a...

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

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

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. Even as moderator James Hackett, chairman of Alta Mesa Resources and former CEO of Anadarko Petroleum, clarified his opinion that the climate has always been changing, the long-time oil and gas...

Data Foundry’s Houston 2 Virtual Tour Experience Now Available

Data Foundry to add 27,000 Square Feet of White Floor Space and 4MW to its Houston 2 Data Center Campus

Houston, Texas – Sept 24, 2019 — Data Foundry, a premier colocation data center provider, announces the construction of a new 27,000 sq ft data hall with 4MW of capacity as an addition to the company’s 350,000 sq ft master-planned Houston 2 data center campus in the Greenspoint district. Driven by customer demand for more capacity and Houston business growth,...

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

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

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. With the...

Del Valle High School IT Group Tours Data Foundry’s Austin Data Center Campus

Del Valle High School IT Group Tours Data Foundry’s Austin Data Center Campus

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. Del Valle ISD has an excellent program that prepares students for a future in IT and networking that can begin right after high...

2018: A Year in Review

2018: A Year in Review

It’s been an exciting year for us at Data Foundry. We opened our third data center in Austin, we’ve attended and sponsored some interesting events, and we’ve seen growth in some of our ancillary services. As we prepare for growth and change in 2019, we are looking back on events and milestones for the year. An Eventful Spring March was a busy month for us. AFCOM’s Data...

7 DDoS Attack Trends Spotted in 2018

7 DDoS Attack Trends Spotted in 2018

As organizations and businesses increasingly rely on the Internet to conduct standard business operations and generate revenue, DDoS attacks (Distributed Denial of Service) are the obvious choice for malicious actors to disrupt the status quo, make a statement, and/or cause serious financial consequences for their targets. Each year, it has become easier to hire third parties...

Data Foundry Hosts Houston 2 Open House Lunch

Data Foundry Hosts Houston 2 Open House Lunch

On Thursday, October 25, we hosted an open house lunch in the technology briefing center at our Houston 2 data center on Greens Parkway. The event was a gathering of Data Foundry’s staff, founders, current customers, acquaintances and longtime colleagues in the IT and telecom industries. Around 80 guests enjoyed a catered indoor/outdoor lunch from Pappasitos, coffee and...

2018 Hurricane Season Is Here – 50% of Businesses Are Unprepared

2018 Hurricane Season Is Here – 50% of Businesses Are Unprepared

Tomorrow the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season begins, which will last through November 30. Last year was one of the most active hurricane seasons in history, with three of the costliest hurricanes to strike the U.S. hitting the coast in just one season. This year meteorologists predict there’s a 75% chance the season will be normal to above average. While stronger hurricanes...