Data Centers Will Get Bigger & Better, But Flexibility Will Be King | Insights and Outlook from Data Foundry’s CTO, Ed Henigin

AUSTIN, TX -- From being one of the first ISPs in the United States to its global expansion, Data Foundry continues to expand geographies as well as service offerings. The first day of CAPRE’s Texas Data Center Summit, held at Data Foundry’s Texas II facility, was a Keynote by their own CTO, Edward Henigin. “Insights and Outlook from a CTO” featured observations and perspective from Henigin’s long tenure at Data Foundry, where he was actually the first employee. “We started as a consumer-oriented ISP, and when the first web browsers were hitting, when Netscape came out, we could see there was going to be some momentum,” he recalled, providing an overview of Data Foundry’s genesis to kick off the session. “We grew really well in those early years, starting in San Antonio, and then expanding to Dallas, Houston & Austin.” However, it wasn’t long before Data Foundry switched their focus to data centers – which wasn’t a big stretch for them. “Our whole reason for being is to connect people,” he explained. “That was the philosophy we took to designing and operating data centers. Every data center that we build and operate is carrier-neutral. Every carrier needs to be here and every customer needs to have access to every carrier. And while you’re here, we want to over-deliver. We’ll tell you that we’re the best and we’ll show you that we’re even better. That’s just who we are.”   According…