HOUSTON — Stream Data Centers announced Crown Castle is bringing its fiber network into Stream’s Houston I data center in The Woodlands, a thriving business hub 28 miles north of Houston’s central business district. Adding Crown Castle will provide Stream customers with greater performance for the use of data-intensive and latency-dependent IoT, edge, cloud, and 5G applications. 

“Houston is a top 10 city from a U.S. population and GDP perspective, but for network, it has generally been characterized as a Tier-II-type market with limited options for fiber providers and route diversity,” said Chad Rodriguez, vice president of network and cloud at Stream. “Adding Crown Castle to our carrier mix increases connectivity and performance dramatically for our customers. The fiber Crown Castle is installing is not only new but also runs along a completely diverse route, giving Stream’s clients a redundant, high-performing option to support IoT, 5G, edge, and other latency-sensitive applications. Innovation relies on new fiber, and we are proud to partner with such a growth-minded market leader.”

“Crown Castle is an incredibly strong brand within the 5G community,” said Michael Lahoud, Stream’s COO and Partner. “Our enterprise customers in Houston are seeking high-quality providers capable of supporting their cloud computing strategies, and Crown Castle hits the mark in support of new, data-intensive technologies. Stream’s data center in The Woodlands is seeing a great deal of interest from carriers and fiber providers driven by the facility’s uninterrupted track record and enterprise-level architecture.” 

As enterprises across multiple verticals in the Houston area continue to migrate workloads to the cloud and pilot edge computing architectures, their need for proximal data centers and rich connectivity options is surging. By bringing Crown Castle fiber to its Houston data center, Stream is helping transform The Woodlands into a vibrant hub for innovation with ultralow-latency connectivity to downtown Houston and beyond.