Austin’s Latest Data Center Open for Business
by Josh Anderson
AUSTIN, TX — Data Foundry, a premier Texas-based colocation provider with a global network, has successfully commissioned its fifth data center, Texas 2, in the capital region. The 325,000 square foot data center is now accepting new tenants. Texas 2 is adjacent to a sister facility, Texas 1, located on Data Foundry’s 40-acre campus called the Data Ranch. This property features dual substations and diverse power feeds. Together, the two data centers will total 455,000 square feet and combine for 60 megawatts of power capacity.
“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,” Mark Noonan, Chief Revenue Officer for Data Foundry said in a prepared statement. The data center contains capacity for 36 megawatts of power with high density power and cooling, up to 50 kW per rack. It isSSAE-18, PCI, ISO and HIPAA certified, and boasts dual substations, diverse power, water and network feeds
Any components of Texas 2’s concurrently maintainable 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,” added Cameron Wynne, Data Foundry’s Chief Operating Officer. Texas 2 is equipped with back-up generators and 40,000 gallons of underground fuel storage. The facility 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.
Though not as competitive as big brother Dallas’s data center market, Austin remains a desirable location due to concerns 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. Texas 2 also features ample office space, which makes it an ideal location for secondary worksites and disaster recovery offices.
“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,” concluded Shane Menking, president of Data Foundry.
About Data Foundry: Founded in 1994, Data Foundry is a privately held company headquartered in Austin, Texas that owns and operates purpose-built, carrier-neutral data centers, providing colocation, disaster recovery and managed services for enterprises across a variety of industries. The company’s premier data centers are supported by onsite technicians, security, and support staff 24x7x365. Data Foundry operates a global network with colocation presences for deployments worldwide.