Building Data Foundry’s Texas 1 Data Center – Part 1: Planning

    In June 2011, Texas colocation company Data Foundry will open the doors on phase one of its 250,000 square-foot Texas 1 data center, the first facility in the Data Ranch, a 40-acre campus in Austin.

    For the people involved, that design process itself was a proving ground for ideas developed over years spent deeply involved in the planning and operation of data center facilities. From perceiving the demand for data center space in Austin to putting the design on paper, CTO Ed Henigin and President Shane Menking discuss Data Foundry’s decision to build a Greenfield facility from the ground up rather than retro-fitting an existing facility. The first part of a three part series, this article focuses on conceptual design and how the infrastructure of the Texas 1 data center will meet the unique needs of every customer that walks through the door.

    Click here to read the full article on the WHIR and learn more about the planning process behind Data Foundry’s Data Ranch.

    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 or call 1.888.839.2794.

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