Smart Financial Credit Union Selects Data Foundry as Disaster Recovery Provider

    Austin, TX – Smart Financial Credit Union, a leading financial institution servicing the Houston-Metro area, has awarded Data Foundry® with a multi-year disaster recovery services contract. They will utilize one of Data Foundry’s custom built cages to securely house their critical IT infrastructure in the event of a local disaster. Smart Financial Credit Union, headquartered in Houston, Texas, will leverage Data Foundry’s Austin Data Center to meet the distance requirement of their Disaster Recovery plan.

    Smart Financial Credit Union chose Data Foundry after conducting a detailed analysis of data center providers statewide. “Facility selection is a key component of our Disaster Recovery plan, and decisions like this are not made overnight,” said Mike Piwetz, Chief Information Officer. “My team developed a list of data center requirements and conducted several on-site tours. Ultimately, we agreed that Data Foundry’s Austin Data Center was the premier facility in Texas. In addition, it is reassuring to know that our servers are well out of harm’s way if we were to see another event like Hurricane Ike.”

    Mark Noonan, Vice President of Sales at Data Foundry commented, “We continue to see strong growth within the financial services vertical as companies like Smart Financial Credit Union approach us with their disaster recovery needs. Compliance with stringent security requirements and the need to use a SAS70 Type II certified data center continue to drive financial companies in our direction. We are very pleased that Smart Financial Credit Union has chosen us to be their strategic data center partner.”

    About Smart Financial Credit Union

    Smart Financial Credit Union is a Houston-based, full-service financial services provider with more than $408 million in assets. Established in 1934, Smart Financial Credit Union today serves a diverse field of more than 80,000 members, including Houston-area educators, medical professionals, employees of more than 300 private companies and residents of Fort Bend, Harris and Montgomery Counties. The 75-year-old institution delivers thoughtful banking to its members through 17 office locations.

    Visit Smart Financial Credit Union at www.smartcu.org.

    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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