Why Austin?

Austin is located in a region with a low incidence of natural disasters, making it an ideal location for mission critical facilities. It also has a tech talent-rich community and is often referred to as "Silicon Hills". Austin is the home of our headquarters, and it is among the top three fastest growing cities in the nation.

The Ideal Location for Disaster Recovery
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High-Touch Services

At Data Foundry, we put our customers first, and for us, the quality of our data centers is also reflected in the quality of our high-touch services.

  • Dedicated technical account and sales managers
  • Extensive managed services offering
  • Responsive and attentive technicians

Network

Blended Bandwidth

Data Foundry offers a blended Internet service that provides access to a minimum of four carriers at once. Data Foundry’s blended bandwidth ensures the most efficient and reliable routing for network connectivity.

Carrier-Neutral

As one of the first Internet Service Providers in the U.S., Data Foundry has relationships with a wide range of network carriers and has operated carrier-neutral data centers since 1994. Austin 1 provides access to 16+ telecom carriers.

Internet Infrastructure

  • Redundant Cisco routers and switches
  • Multihomed redundant connectivity to global upstream providers
  • Redundant fiber transport to Texas 1

Power

Redundant Distribution

  • Two 3,000 amp, 480 Volt Automatic Transfer Switches (ATSs)
  • Two Power distribution switchboards with TVSS surge protectors
Generators

  • Three 1500 kW Caterpillar diesel generators
  • 6,000 gallons of fuel onsite
  • Approximately 48 hours of backup power at N+1 redundancy
UPS

  • Four 500 kVA PowerWare 9315 UPS systems
  • Three Module 550 kVA N+1 PowerWare 9395 UPS systems
  • Two 80 kVA PowerWare parallel-redundant UPS systems provide additional UPS dedicated to the POP

Cooling

Temperature Control

We maintain redundant cooling and constant temperature and humidity levels according to ASHRAE’s standards for data centers.

Glycol Condensing Units

  • 78-ton Liebert Glycol Condensing Units (GCUs) with N+4 redundancy
  • 22-ton Liebert CRACs provide N+1 redundancy to POP
CRACs

  • 30-ton Liebert Computer Room Air Conditioners (CRACs) with N+1 redundancy.
  • 1-ton HVAC per 18 sq ft of raised white floor

Security

Internal

  • Color camera CCTV surveillance system throughout recording full-motion video
  • Clips recorded upon any door opening
  • Hand key biometric access control system
  • Individually-keyed cabinets and cages
  • Man traps at all external doors
External

  • Surrounded by concrete-filled, steel-enforced barriers
  • Slab on grade foundation with 5-foot risers
  • Barbed wire fence protects the exterior
  • External cameras monitor surroundings

Amenities & Location

Customer Amenities

  • Easy access to public transit options
  • Special Data Foundry customer rates at 10 hotels within a 3-mile radius
  • Ample parking
  • Onsite spare part inventory
  • Custom cages
  • Lockable 1/3, 1/2 and full-cabinet options
  • Secure loading dock with semi-trailer access
  • Customer Lounge
Strategic Location

  • Less than 7 minutes from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
  • Located in one of the lowest risk zones for natural disasters in the U.S.
  • Located in an area of dense fiber-optic connectivity
  • Independent power grid
  • Based in a tech talent-rich community

Technical Specs

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