Data Foundry, a premier colocation data center provider, recently announced the construction of a new data hall, offering 27,000 square feet of white space and 4MW, as an addition to the company’s 350,000-square-foot master-planned Houston 2 data center campus in the Greenpoint district. As demand for data center space, low latency and cost-efficacy in the Houston area grows, this project delivers greater capacity to customers and is expected to be ready for customer deployments in Q4 2019. 

With the growth of IoT-enabled technologies and data science in the local marketplace, Houston’s booming healthcare, energy and manufacturing sectors are seeking increased data center space that is close to the markets they serve. 

Data Foundry’s Houston 2 data center is the facility of choice for companies in the area due to its diverse utility feeds, 185 mph wind-rated infrastructure and elevation above the 500-year floodplain. The facility acts as a sanctuary for companies’ critical IT infrastructure, enabling continued operation even throughout Houston’s worst weather events. For instance, during Hurricane Harvey, tenants never lost power or network service and enjoyed 100 percent uptime with no flooding. 

“We’re proud to be part of a business that enables companies to grow and conduct business with more security and reliability,” states Mark Noonan, CRO of Data Foundry. “We’ve witnessed a population growth of nearly half a million, and we’ve watched industries grow with the strong Houston economy. We look forward to providing a foundation for businesses’ mission-critical IT infrastructure, empowering them to focus on their core business while we ensure it stays up online.”

The Houston 2 data center also provides lockers, office space, showers, a washer and dryer, a break room and a kitchen, provisioning for tenants and employees who may have to remain at the data center throughout major weather events. Since 2002, Data Foundry’s facilities have not only protected mission-critical IT infrastructure, they have protected the people who run it and the customers who utilize it, ensuring business continuity 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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