The Cost of Data Center Downtime

It only takes one storm to cause an outage, and data centers without diverse dual power feeds and diverse substations can easily face outages when power lines go down. In addition to power outages, there’s also the issue of flooding and damage from hail and strong winds. According to the Ponemon Institute’s 2016 Cost of Data Center Outages report, the average cost of data center downtime these days is $9,000 per minute. That’s why companies that have some flexibility when it comes to the location of their data center footprints prefer to avoid risky regions.There are several other locations to consider in Texas, and Austin is one of the safest!

Data Center Downtime Chart

The Safest Data Center Location in Texas

Austin has a low risk of natural disasters – one of the lowest in the nation. It also has reliable energy and is just a short driving distance from the Dallas metro area. Austin is located more than 100 miles from Tornado Alley and is outside of the 250 mph wind zone where Dallas and Ft. Worth are located. It is also located more than 200 miles from the Gulf Coast, positioning it as one of the safest major cities in Texas for data center operations. See why Austin is the safe and smart choice.

Disaster Map

Download the Austin Risk Assessment Data Sheet

Texas 2
Texas 1
Austin 1

See our Austin Data Centers

Data Foundry owns and operates three premier data centers in Austin, TX. These carrier-neutral data centers provide wholesale and retail colocation services. Our purpose-built facilities support a wide variety of colocation options, including High Performance Computing (HPC) requirements. These data centers have 16 network carrier options, completely redundant power and cooling infrastructure, and an end-to-end concrete encased underground power feed.

  • Carrier-neutral
  • High density power and cooling
  • Built-in redundancy
  • Diverse power, water and network feeds
Learn more about our Austin Data Centers