The Houston data center real estate market has experienced a burst activity recently, with both CyrusOne and Stream Data Centers adding to their portfolios in the growing market. Data Foundry announced that it will be constructing a new data center in Houston as well in order to meet persistent consumer demand for high-level data center services.
Data Foundry purchased 18 acres of land for its campus, upon which they will construct 250,000 square feet of data center space. The company, headquartered in Austin, Tex., currently has three facilities already in operation in the state – the existing Houston Data Center, as well as the 40,000-square-foot Austin Data Center and Texas 1, the company’s 250,000-square-foot flagship location, both located in Austin. Data Foundry attributed the success of the Texas 1 data center, the first purpose-built colocation data center in the Central Texas region, as indicative of high demand for more facilities with premium data center design, managed services and state-of-the-art infrastructure in the area. Data Foundry also manages facilities in Ashburn, Los Angeles, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.
Data Foundry Anticipates Quick Construction Turnaround
Construction on the new campus will commence in the first quarter of 2014 and the company plans for a quick turnaround, with completion set for Q4 2014. Among its premium service offerings will be 50 megawatts of power capacity and carrier-neutral technology to enable customers to utilize their chosen network requirements. The data center will support environments ranging from a single cabinet to multi-megawatt deployments to both retail and wholesale colocation tenants.
“Data Foundry established its first Internet and data center facility in Houston in 1996, and we’ve continuously expanded our presence and capabilities to meet the demands of our Houston customers,” said Carolyn Yokubaitis, co-CEO of Data Foundry. “We’re very excited to be further expanding our commitment to Houston and continuing to offer a real choice in premium data center and managed services.”
The data center will be located at Greens Crossing Blvd., nestled between Interstate 45 and the Sam Houston Parkway roughly 15 miles north of downtown Houston. As more businesses opt for data centers closer to home for better accessibility, the Houston campus will offer premium disaster recovery and security services where they can easily be reached by local tenants.
“Data Foundry’s Texas 1 data center in Austin has served us well with its combination of colocation, disaster recovery and managed services,” said Danny Grant, Director of IT Infrastructure for Rockwater Energy Solutions. “As a Houston based company it is great to see the addition of this type of premium data center in our own backyard.”