Data Foundry’s Texas 1 Data Center Now Fully Powered By Dual Feeds From Two Substations: Unique Design Offers Full Redundancy and High Availability

Jun 2, 2011

Austin, TX – MAY 31, 2011 – Data Foundry, a leading provider of data center outsourcing and colocation services, announces another major milestone in the construction of its Texas 1 data center, opening in June 2011. Texas 1 is now fully powered by dual feeds from two separate substations on the Texas power grid. The dual feeds from Austin Energy include a dedicated, end-to-end underground feed, offering full redundancy and high availability and is a unique feature only seen in premium data center facilities.

“The Texas 1 data center will accommodate a wide variety of configurations to meet the demand we are seeing from companies across the nation,” states Edward Henigin, Chief Technology Officer of Data Foundry. “The power feeds come into Texas 1 at two different locations on the property and as such, we are able to balance customer power loads between the two feeds. Our innovative power design ensures uninterrupted service for our customers, even in the unlikely event of a substation failure.”

“Austin Energy has the technical experience and a proven track record of meeting the needs of large or sensitive power users. This dynamic is a critical component of our economic development support to our community,” said Cheryl Mele, Austin Energy Deputy General Manager. “The Texas 1 project was substantial in size and complexity, and was completed on time, paving the way for the full development of this data center project.”

Texas 1 is the first data center constructed at the Data Ranch, a master-planned data center development in Austin, Texas. The 40-acre Data Ranch is designed for multiple data centers and will deliver over 100 megawatts of power to the facilities. Data Foundry’s Texas 1 data center offers dedicated private data suites, secure data cages and cabinets, as well as a full range of disaster recovery solutions.

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