Data Foundry Blog

CTO Edward Henigin Testifies on Austin Energy’s Anti-Competitive Practices before the Texas Senate Committee on Business & Commerce

AUSTIN, Texas – May 2, 2018 — Yesterday, the Texas Senate Committee on Business & Commerce held a hearing to investigate whether consumers in Texas are better served through competition in electric service. The testimony provided will help the legislature understand the impact of competitive versus noncompetitive retail markets across the state in terms of price and reliability. Information shared at the hearing will assist the legislature in setting future policies regarding the state’s electricity market.

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Data Foundry Promotes Internally to Fill Two New C-Suite Positions

Cameron Wynne and Mark Noonan join the executive team as the company’s new COO and CRO

AUSTIN, Texas – April 3, 2018 — Data Foundry, a premier Texas colocation provider with a global network, is pleased to announce the promotion of two executive team members and long-time employees: Cameron Wynne and Mark Noonan. Cameron Wynne has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer, and Mark Noonan has been promoted to Chief Revenue Officer. These are both new positions for the company that developed out of the need for a larger executive team to support the companies growing operations.

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Austin’s Newest Data Center Comes Online – Data Foundry’s Texas 2

The company continues to invest in the Austin market with the development of its 40-acre data center campus

AUSTIN, Texas – March 13, 2018 — Data Foundry, a premier Texas colocation provider with a global network, has successfully commissioned its fifth data center, Texas 2, and is now accepting new tenants. Texas 2 was built adjacent to Texas 1 on Data Foundry’s 40-acre campus called the Data Ranch, a property with dual substations and diverse power feeds. Together, the two data centers will total 455,000 square feet with 60 megawatts of power capacity to meet IT security and uptime needs of a business community that continues to flourish.

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Data Foundry Tours FCC Commissioner in Newest Texas Data Center

AUSTIN, Texas – February 6, 2018 — Data Foundry executives toured FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn through their newest state of the art data center, Texas 2, located on their 40-acre Data Ranch in Austin. Data Foundry has always made it a top priority to operate carrier-neutral data centers, ensuring customers have a variety of network carriers to choose from. This open access environment results in a competitive marketplace of carriers within our data centers, giving companies some leverage to negotiate with network providers to meet their business needs.

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Data Foundry / Golden Frog Submit Brief to FCC in Support of Open Internet Rules

CEO Yokubaitis Makes Argument for Open Access

AUSTIN, Texas – July 17 — On behalf of Data Foundry and Golden Frog, Co-CEO Ron Yokubaitis today submitted a legal brief to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in support of keeping rules that provide consumer protection from unchecked Internet Service Provider (ISP) abuses.

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Data Foundry Awarded ISO 27001:2013 Certification for Information Security Management

ISO 27001 reaffirms Data Foundry’s commitment to rigorous security standards

AUSTIN, Texas – May 30, 2017 – Data Foundry, a premier provider of data center colocation services, has been awarded an ISO 27001:2013 certification for conforming with the International Organization for Standardization’s standards for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS). Data Foundry sought an ISO certification in addition to already having met standards for SSAE 16 and PCI compliance due to requests from international customers that provide information services overseas. While compliance with PCI and SSAE standards is widely recognized in the U.S., ISO 27001 standards are the most internationally accepted for information security.

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Data Foundry Launches Texas Technology Policy Scorecard

Scorecards will offer expert tech take on key legislation

AUSTIN, Texas — February 13, 2017 — Data Foundry today launched the Texas Technology Policy Scorecard in an effort to provide thoughtful, technical expertise on all cyber and privacy- related issues that are often overlooked by legislators and the media.

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Data Foundry Announces Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Partnership

AUSTIN, Texas — February 7, 2017 — Data Foundry is now an official Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Partner. ExpressRoute is a private, dedicated network connection between Microsoft Azure data centers and our customers’ IT environments. Azure ExpressRoute is one of the multiple paths to the cloud included in Data Foundry’s CloudTap service. CloudTap™ provides secure, end-to-end private connections to top cloud service providers such as AWS, CenturyLink, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure.

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Data Foundry to Build 325,000 SQ FT Data Center in Austin, TX

The company’s third Austin data center, Texas 2, will meet growing demand for premium colocation

AUSTIN, Texas – September 21, 2016  Data Foundry, a leading provider of premium colocation, network and managed services, today announced the construction of its third Austin data center, Texas 2. The first phase of construction will begin this quarter, and upon completion of the third and final phase, the size of the facility will total 325,000 square feet. Data Foundry will invest approximately $200 million in the construction of Texas 2. The new data center will tentatively open its doors during the third quarter of 2017.

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Data Foundry Expands Managed Services Offering with Cloud Services

AUSTIN, Texas – September 14, 2016 — Data Foundry, a leading provider of premium colocation and disaster recovery services, announces the addition of Cloud Services to its portfolio of managed services. Data Foundry has always prided itself on being a strategic IT partner and offering more than just colocation space. We are pleased to begin providing Dedicated Cloud Storage and CloudTap™, a private and secure cloud connection service.

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