We Are Building Texas 2: Our Next Purpose-Built Data Center

Sep 20, 2016 | Data Centers, News

We are excited to announce the construction of Texas 2, Data Foundry’s fifth Texas data center. Texas 2 will accompany Texas 1 on the Data Ranch at our headquarters in Austin, and will be 325,000 square feet upon completion of the final phase. Texas 2 will provide retail and wholesale colocation space, and it is designed to support high density deployments up to 50 kW per cabinet.

3-Phases of Construction

Phase 1 of Texas 2 is scheduled to be completed around the third quarter of 2017. The first phase will be a 154,000 square foot facility that includes over 40,000 square feet of customizable dedicated office space for customers and for disaster recovery and 60,000 square feet of data hall space. When phase 1 is complete, customers will begin migrating their equipment into the new facility.

During phases 2 and 3, an additional 170,000 square feet will be added, including additional dedicated office space and data hall space. In total, Texas 2 will be 325,000 square feet and cost approximately $200 million.

Data Center Features

Like Texas 1, the new data center will feature 8 layers of security, concurrently maintainable power and cooling, diverse dual power feeds and diverse network carrier entry points. Like other Data Foundry facilities, Texas 2 will be carrier-neutral and provide blended bandwidth Internet service with a minimum of four providers.

Data Foundry is implementing additional energy efficient features in the design of Texas 2, such as adiabatic humidification and cooling infrastructure that supports higher chilled water temperatures. Adiabatic humidification provides precise humidity control and draws heat from the surrounding air. In addition to humidification, this has a cooling effect which saves energy in the cooling process.

  • Carrier-neutral
  • Concurrently maintainable power & cooling
  • Dually-fed, diverse electrical substations
  • Supports High Performance Computing (HPC)
  • 8 layers of security
  • Private data suites available
  • Advanced energy efficiency features
  • Customizable dedicated office space
  • 12 minutes from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Growing the Data Ranch

The Data Ranch is a 40-acre data campus owned by Data Foundry located on the southeast side of Austin, just 15 minutes from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The Data Ranch is uniquely positioned to meet enterprise requirements for build-to-suit data centers due to the availability of redundant utilities. The site is dually fed by diverse power feeds from two independent substations. It also has diverse network entry along with two independent water cooling feeds.

Texas 2 Groundbreaking Event

We will be holding a groundbreaking event on the Data Ranch in early November. If you’re interested in joining us, send an e-mail to: [email protected].

For more information about Texas 2, go to our Texas 2 web page and download the spec sheet.