AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Oct 23, 2013) - Data Foundry, a leading provider of global data center colocation, disaster recovery and managed services, today announced that it has been selected as a preferred network partner for Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR) in Austin. This strategic partnership allows Digital Realty to provide its customers with carrier-neutral choices for their outsourced IT and telecommunications needs. The partnership begins in Austin, Texas and creates a model for expansion to other markets.
"We selected Data Foundry for its recognized expertise in networking and managed services," said John Sarkis, Vice President of Carrier and Connectivity Operations at Digital Realty. "Our customers will benefit from having carrier-neutral choices in telecommunications providers along with access to a suite of managed services."
Under the agreement, Digital Realty customers at its Metro Center campus in Austin, Texas now have access to Data Foundry's global network capabilities and more than 17 telecommunications carriers, plus Data Foundry's full suite of managed services, including cloud, storage, monitoring and managed security.
"As a global network operator, we look forward to providing Digital Realty's customers with our network and managed services that are backed by our responsible and accountable team of engineers and technicians 24x7x365," said Ed Henigin, Chief Technology Officer for Data Foundry. "As a large IT infrastructure provider, we're also excited about extending this model to other markets."
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Data Foundry is a global colocation and managed services provider that has been in operation since 1994. Data Foundry owns and operates three data centers in Texas and offers global colocation services in additional locations in the United States, Europe and Asia. Data Foundry also recently announced that it will be building a 250,000 square foot, 50 megawatt data center on its new 18 acre campus in the Greenspoint area of Houston.
About Data Foundry
Founded in 1994, Data Foundry, as its predecessor Texas.net, was the first Internet Service Provider in San Antonio and one of the first 50 Internet Service Providers in the United States. Data Foundry is the premier experience-based data center outsourcing, colocation, disaster recovery, and managed services provider. The company provides its customers with secure premium facilities for servers and equipment, emergency workspace and carrier-neutral network accessibility, supported by experienced onsite technicians and customer support 24x7x365. With a global presence, the company supports more than 1,000 enterprise customers across a variety of industries including energy, healthcare and financial services. For more information, please visit datafoundry.com or call 1.888.839.2794.
About Digital Realty
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. focuses on delivering customer driven data center solutions by providing secure, reliable and cost effective facilities that meet each customer's unique data center needs. Digital Realty's customers include domestic and international companies across multiple industry verticals ranging from information technology and Internet enterprises, to manufacturing and financial services. Digital Realty's 127 properties, including three properties held as investments in unconsolidated joint ventures, comprise approximately 23.7 million square feet as of June 30, 2013, including 2.8 million square feet of space held for development. Digital Realty's portfolio is located in 32 markets throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. Additional information about Digital Realty is included in the Company Overview, which is available on the Investors page of Digital Realty's website at http://www.digitalrealty.com.