Data Foundry, a provider of data center colocation, disaster recovery and managed services, has unveiled its plans to build a new data center in Houston, TX. Named Houston 2, this data center will be Data Foundry’s second and largest Houston colocation facility and will reside on an 18 acre tract the company purchased in 2013.
With capabilities for 60 megawatts of power, the new colocation facility will have a chilled water-cooling system, a 185mph wind rated structure and will offer carrier neutral network access to more than 10 On-Net fiber carriers. Data Foundry will continue to operate its Houston 1 data center, which is located in the Galleria/West Loop area. Houston 2 will be fully commissioned and ready for customer deployments in the 1st quarter of 2015.
The flexible design of Houston 2 will support customers from a single cabinet up to multi-megawatt deployments. Houston 2 offers customers access to 60,000 square feet of dedicated office space for disaster recovery or other onsite needs for their mission critical personnel. Data Foundry will offer its full suite of managed services in the new colocation facility, including Virtual Private Data Centers, Monitoring, DDoS Mitigation, Virtual Hands, Managed Bandwidth, as well as Private Network Services.
Global data center presence
The colocation provider also owns and operates two data centers in Austin and offers a suite of global colocation and managed services in data centers located in Ashburn, Va., Los Angeles, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.
The design of the facility will be a bit similar to Texas 1, Data Foundry’s flagship data center in Austin. “A number of our Houston-based customers have been asking for us to construct a Texas 1 style facility in Houston,” said Edward Henigin, CTO at Data Foundry. “We are excited to mark the beginning of construction of Houston 2 and we expect to have this colocation facility fully operational by the first quarter of next year.”