Data Foundry, a premier colocation data center provider, announced the expansion of its data center in the Greenspoint area of Houston. The company will construct a new 27,000-square-foot data hall as an addition to its 350,000-square-foot master-planned Houston 2 data center campus. The new data hall will have a power capacity of four megawatts. Data Foundry expects to finish the project in Q4 2019.
With the expansion, the data center provider expects to meet the growing consumer demand for more capacity. According to Data Foundry, the need for data center space in the Houston area is growing as the city’s booming healthcare, energy and manufacturing sectors continue to expand and evolve. Companies are looking for data center space near the markets they serve for low-latency, cost-effective networking.
“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,” said Mark Noonan, CRO of Data Foundry, in a press release.
Network reliability, diverse utility feeds, and elevation above the 500-year floodplain are attractions of Houston 2. Also, the data center facility has infrastructure capable of handling 185-mph winds. It provides 100% uptime through storms. The company guarantees continued operation even during Houston’s worst weather events. Data Foundry claims that its tenants never lost power or network service throughout Hurricane Harvey.
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Data Foundry provides data center colocation, disaster recovery and managed services for enterprise customers. They have customers from a variety of industries including energy, healthcare and financial services. The company owns and operates purpose-built, carrier-neutral data centers in Texas and operates a global network with colocation presences for deployments worldwide. Data Foundry has operated data centers in the Houston area since 2002.