Data Foundry has announced the opening of Texas 1, the first purpose-built, carrier-neutral data center in the Central Texas region. The initial phase of the highly anticipated 250,000-sq-ft data center is now fully operational and the first customers have started moving in. With the addition of Texas 1, Data Foundry now operates three carrier-neutral data centers in Texas: Texas 1 and ADC, located in Austin, and HDC in Houston.
Texas 1 is unlike any data center in the Central United States. Texas 1's unique infrastructure features independent and diverse power, water and network feeds without a single point of failure in its power, cooling and network systems. Texas 1's power system is fed from two independent substations and showcases an underground power feed enclosed end-to-end in a concrete duct bank-a rare feature for modern data centers. The chilled water system enables flexible cooling solutions ranging from single cabinet deployments up to high-density configurations. Even the most complex High Performance Computing (HPC) environments can be properly cooled in Texas 1. With over 17 network carriers available, Texas 1 offers a wide variety of carrier-neutral options for its customers.
"Texas 1 reflects the culmination of 17 years of experience in owning, operating and using data centers. Over the years, the Data Foundry team has toured data centers around the world, leading us to envision a facility in Austin that would compete on a global scale," states Carolyn Yokubaitis, co-chief executive officer and co-founder of Data Foundry. "This invaluable perspective is inherent in Texas 1's flexible and innovative design which will benefit our customers for years to come."
"The opening of Texas 1 demonstrates Data Foundry's commitment to establishing Austin as a leading market for wholesale and retail data center outsourcing, colocation and disaster recovery services," states Ron Yokubaitis, co-chief executive officer and co-founder of Data Foundry. "Austin, by virtue of its low disaster incidence and stable climate, is the ideal location for secure and fully redundant colocation of businesses' mission critical data."
Founded in 1994, Data Foundry is one of the first Internet Service Providers in the U.S and supports thousands of enterprise companies including energy, financial services, healthcare, and technology firms. In addition to operating data centers in Austin and Houston, Data Foundry owns private networks in Austin, Houston, San Antonio and Dallas.
"We are proud to open our doors and start customer deployments, delivering on our commitment to provide a facility engineered for efficiency and redundancy," states Edward Henigin, chief technology officer of Data Foundry. "The combination of Texas 1's unique infrastructure with Data Foundry's 17 years of experience will create a new standard for data center operators."