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.

“Texas 2 opens in time to meet a growing demand for premier colocation with cloud connectivity in the Austin area. Texas 1 is at high capacity, and Texas 2’s first tenants have already started moving in,” says Mark Noonan, Chief Revenue Officer.

Concurrently maintainable, any components of Texas 2’s mechanical infrastructure can be isolated and replaced without impact to systems. “Companies chose Texas 1 for its security, reliability and our attention to detail when it comes to design and construction. They can expect no less from Texas 2,” says Cameron Wynne, Chief Operating Officer. The facility is equipped with back-up generators and 40,000 gallons of underground fuel storage, and is designed to keep businesses online 24x7x365. The staff is thoroughly trained to keep systems running in a variety of scenarios, just as Data Foundry’s Houston staff did throughout Hurricane Harvey.

Austin remains a desirable location for IT disaster recovery, as it is in a region with a low incidence of natural disasters and a power grid that is independent from the rest of the country. The facility’s ample office space also makes it an ideal location for secondary worksites and disaster recovery offices.

President Shane Menking says, “Texas 2 is not only a site to keep mission critical IT going, it keeps people going as well. Tenants will find dedicated office space, conference rooms and amenities that comfortably accommodate employees in situations that require them to stay on site for several days.”

Texas 2 Features:

  • 325,000 SQ FT data center
  • 36 MW power capacity with high density power and cooling, up to 50 kW per rack
  • 8 layers of security
  • Cloud connectivity to major providers – AWS, Azure, Google
  • SSAE-18, PCI, ISO and HIPAA certified
  • Dual substations, diverse power, water and network feeds
  • Carrier-neutral, 16+ network providers

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About Data Foundry

Data Foundry is a privately held company headquartered in Austin, Texas that provides data center colocation, disaster recovery and managed services for enterprise customers across a variety of industries including energy, healthcare and financial services. The company's premier data centers are supported by experienced onsite technicians, security staff and customer support 24 X 7 X 365. Founded in 1994, Data Foundry was one of the first 50 Internet Service Providers in the United States. Today, Data Foundry owns and operates purpose-built, carrier-neutral data centers in Texas and operates a global network with colocation presences for deployments worldwide. For more information, visit www.datafoundry.com or call 1.888.839.2794.

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