Data Foundry, a provider of data center colocation, managed and network services, has finished construction and commissioning of Houston 2, a 350,000 square feet, purpose built data center on their 18-acre campus in North Houston. This is Data Foundry’s second data center in Houston, and was built in response to the lack of premium colocation options for the Houston business community.
Engineered for flexibility, Houston 2 can accommodate colocation requirements from single cabinet to large wholesale deployments, along with a choice of 11+ diverse network carriers. The 60MW data center facility with dual 34.5 kV underground utility feeds can accommodate the most demanding HPC (High Performance Computing) environments. Houston 2 can withstand winds up to 185 MPH and the campus site was strategically chosen to be outside of the 500-year flood plain.
“Our Houston 2 data center was constructed to support unprecedented growth we’re experiencing in the region,” said Shane Menking, CFO and President of Data Foundry. “Houston has been an underserved market that has been waiting for a large scale, premium data center with the high level of service and quality Data Foundry provides.”
75-person Briefing Center
Houston 2 was designed with customers in mind, which can be seen throughout the facility. For colocation deployments, the depressed slab design would allow for zero ramps from the loading dock to the white floor space, which is a unique design feature of Houston 2.
Customers have the ability to rent and customize 60,000 square feet of available office space while many customer comforts are available on site: Conference Rooms, Customer Lounge, Lockers, Shower Facilities and a 75-person Technology Briefing Center for events and presentations.
Data Foundry will continue to operate its Houston 1 data center, which is located in the Galleria/West Loop area. The company 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, Virginia; Los Angeles; Amsterdam and Hong Kong.