Houston Pilots Recognizes Data Foundry for Its Comprehensive Disaster Recovery Solutions

Nov 10, 2010

Austin, TX – NOVEMBER 10, 2010 – Data Foundry, a leading provider of wholesale and retail data center outsourcing, colocation, and disaster recovery services, is recognized today for its long-term commitment to robust and secure disaster recovery solutions by its valued partner, Houston Pilots, the collective individuals who navigate the arrival and departure of ships through the Port of Houston. By utilizing Data Foundry’s enterprise-level facility, Houston Pilots adds redundancy to support its mission-critical port management and shipping operations in the event of a disaster.

Houston Pilots operates on the Houston Ship Channel in the Port of Houston, the largest landlocked port in America, and one of the busiest seaports in the United States. For the past 85 years, Houston Pilots has been navigating the thousands of ships arriving and departing from the Port of Houston.

“Operating in the tricky waters of the Gulf of Mexico, which is susceptible to weather disasters and flooding along the coast, our Houston Pilots’ team skillfully guides sea vessels and cargo ships in and out of the port around the clock,” states Tom Pace, Presiding Officer of Houston Pilots. “Due to the mission-critical nature and the importance and urgency of the data residing in our server environment, Houston Pilots chose Data Foundry as its disaster recovery partner in 2006 and with Data Foundry’s assistance, continues to operate every day successfully.”

Data Foundry provides Houston Pilots a comprehensive disaster recovery solution that includes premium data center space housing mission-critical servers, and a guaranteed worksite recovery space in order for its pilots and dispatchers to continue operations if their main facility at the Port of Houston becomes unavailable. With easy access from Houston and coastal areas, as well as from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Data Foundry’s Austin campus has two dedicated power substations, redundant generators, and a host of amenities such as hotels and restaurants that make extended stays comfortable for its clients.

“Our commitment in providing vital colocation and data center services to the enterprise and service provider markets is evident by the recent announcement of our newest 250,000 square foot facility, a next-generation site specifically engineered for data outsourcing and worksite recovery,” states Shane Menking, President of Data Foundry. “This new premium site is designed to accommodate clients for both their primary operations, as well as serve as a back-up site in the event of a disaster. The facility will be staffed around the clock with our highly trained engineers and technical staff for rapid response and support.”

The new premium data center facility, Texas 1, is scheduled to be completed the second quarter of 2011. It will offer dedicated space and flexible options, such as fully enclosed pods ranging from 2,500 square feet to 10,000 square feet along with caged space for smaller configurations – all with state-of-the art security and back-up options. Texas 1 is an ideal location for companies that require a customized design for outsourcing mission-critical data and for implementing disaster recovery plans whenever the need arises.