Data Center Providers

Data Foundry has been a Texas data center provider since 1999. A data center provider leases retail or wholesale data center space. In other words, these companies own and operate data centers, supplying companies with a secure space with redundant power, cooling and network infrastructure.

Why Outsource to a Provider?

Companies choose to lease space from a data center provider because it is often more affordable and more reliable than owning and operating their own enterprise data centers. In addition to not needing the capital to invest in data center infrastructure, companies that outsource don't have to hire and maintain a facilities team. Data center providers can also take on the responsibility of keeping physical IT infrastructure safe and ensuring the data center is up and running 24x7, removing this burden from tenant companies' shoulders.

What to Look for in a Data Center Provider

Not all data center providers are created equal, and the best way to determine which one is right for you is to determine your IT infrastructure goals first. Read our blog post on a framework for choosing a colocation provider to get started. Based on your goals, you can better determine your requirements, network needs, resilient infrastructure, redundant utilities, power density and more. Another determinant should be a data center provider's staff. Are they attentive and experienced? Are they onsite 24x7x365? It's also wise to look for an established provider with 10+ years of experience and a history of financial stability.

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    Comparing Providers

    Once you've determined what's most important to your company and you start narrowing down providers, use our Data Center Comparison Checklist that contains over 100 key requirements to help you compare up to five providers and their data centers. The checklist also tallies up marks and gives a score for each category.

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    Learn about Our Data Centers

    Data Foundry builds and operates premier data centers in Texas that provide our customers with multiple layers of security, redundant utilities, resilient building structure, and amenities that allow staff to stay on site for days in the event of a disaster.

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