Data Foundry, a leading provider of wholesale and retail data center outsourcing, colocation and disaster recovery services, announces today that Ignite 360, a Software as a Service (SaaS) and business IT services provider, has selected Data Foundry’s premium Austin data center for colocation and Internet connectivity supporting its mission critical production servers and Cloud architecture.
Ignite 360 utilizes Data Foundry’s data center for secure colocation and blended Internet bandwidth connectivity to support its core infrastructure for Cloud Storage and SaaS Hosting. “The Software as a Service market has experienced double-digit growth in recent years,” states Shane Menking, President of Data Foundry. “Our colocation and carrier-neutral offerings are designed to meet the demanding requirements of this sector and offer flexible, customized configurations to support applications and services on demand.”
“Since our software and application portfolios are deployed to our clients via the Internet, it is imperative that our core network and systems reside in a fully redundant facility to ensure 100% uptime and maximum availability,” states Jason C. Hall, Sr. Engineering Manager of Ignite 360. “Data Foundry not only addresses our needs from a network architecture perspective, but also provides us with exceptional customer support. Their team’s attention to detail far surpasses other providers.”
Data Foundry’s Austin data center offers Ignite 360 the added benefit to scale as business grows. In the complex SaaS environment, the ability to immediately scale its servers and cloud platforms is essential to keep up with instantaneous demand. Data Foundry’s highly-secure Austin data center has over 40,000 square feet and is supplied by two power feeds from a 400-megawatt substation, providing ample space and power to allow for growth.
Data Foundry’s newest facility, Texas 1, is designed to support high-density colocation deployments. Planned for completion in Q2 2011, this master-planned 250,000 square foot data center is engineered to be fully redundant across all critical infrastructures. With options ranging from dedicated cabinets, cage space and build-to-spec data suites, Texas 1 will address any size data center configuration. Ignite 360 plans to expand into Texas 1 as its SaaS offering grows, taking advantage of the new premium features Texas 1 will offer.
About Data Foundry
Data Foundry, founded in 1994, was the first Internet Service Provider in San Antonio and one of the first 50 Internet Service Providers in the United States. Today, Data Foundry provides comprehensive wholesale and retail data center outsourcing, colocation, and disaster recovery services. The company provides secure premium facilities for servers and equipment, emergency workspace and carrier-neutral network accessibility, supported by experienced onsite technicians and customer support 24/7/365. The company supports more than 1,000 Enterprise customers across a variety of industries including high performance computing, energy, healthcare and financial services. The company operates data centers in Austin and Houston and owns private networks in Austin, Houston, San Antonio and Dallas. For more information, visit www.datafoundry.com