Texas Lone Star Network (TLSN) has announced it has established a point of presence at Data Foundry's newest data center, Houston 2, located in North Houston. Houston 2 is a 350,000 sq ft purpose-built, concurrently maintainable data center with 60 megawatts of power, 185 mph wind-rated structure and carrier neutral access to 11+ telecom carriers.

TLSN deployed Cisco Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) capabilities connecting Data Foundry's flagship data center, Texas 1 in Austin, TX, directly with Houston 2. TLSN coordinated the project on behalf of BCI, a partnership of Brazoria Telephone, Colorado Valley Telephone, and Industry Telephone, all members of TLSN. TLSN also turned up its first optical wavelength, connecting customer traffic to both data center facilities.

Brad Seymour, general manager, TLSN, said, "We are very excited to expand our network into Data Foundry's Houston 2 data center and offer our customers connectivity to this world-class facility for secure colocation and managed services. TLSN now offers connectivity to both Houston 2 and Texas1 at 10G, 40G, and 100G, which means customers have another good carrier option."

Edward Henigin, chief technology officer of Data Foundry said, "We're delighted to have TLSN's fantastic Texas network as another option for our clients in our carrier-neutral data centers. They bring diversity with their unique footprint which gives our customers more flexibility in selecting high-performance networking services."