FIBERTOWN, Houston colocation provider and Central Texas business continuity campus, broadened its colocation offering and announced the groundbreaking of a new 50,000 square foot data center in North Houston, to be open for customer installation in early July. The data center will maintain fault tolerant 2N power and cooling, 24×7 security, carrier-neutral access to multiple Tier I Internet providers, and 30,000 square feet of raised floor.
“Demand for quality data center space in Houston is growing as more companies look to colocation to ensure high availability of resources and reduce IT costs,” said John Clanton, CEO for FIBERTOWN. “The easily accessible location and proximity to fiber make North Houston the perfect location for our newest state-of-the-art facility.”
With two data centers in Bryan/College Station, FIBERTOWN has attracted Houston companies looking to secure their IT systems and disaster recovery operations outside hurricane zones. The new Houston data center – located at the intersection of I45 and Beltway 8 North – will provide colocation options for Houston businesses that require more immediate access to their equipment.
The new pod-designed facility is strategically situated outside the FEMA 500-year flood plain along the main fiber route from Dallas to Houston, providing easy access to high-performance telecommunications networks. Located at 12031 North Freeway, the data center is easily accessible from all major Houston freeways.
“Our growth is a direct result of customer and market demand,” said Brandon Perryman, vice president of sales and marketing for FIBERTOWN. “Businesses with complex IT systems and mission critical applications are outgrowing their data centers. More are looking to FIBERTOWN for scalability and a 100% SLA.”
“We looked at the Houston data center market last year and see it continuing to be an underserved market in need of additional data center supply,” said Jeff Paschke, senior datacenter analyst for Tier1 Research. “Even with the hurricane risk, the size of the economy and growth of companies in Houston results in a continued solid demand for data center space.”
FIBERTOWN has partnered with Digital Realty Trust, a global wholesale data center provider, for the facility. Digital Realty Trust’s modular Turn-Key Datacenter® enables more efficient use of resources and allows for easier deployment of new technologies. Three independent power rooms will deliver fully redundant, dual power to each Datacenter pod.
Additional features include:
• Multiple generators with back-up fuel supply
• Fully redundant, 2N cooling infrastructure with leak detection on all piping
• Network Operations Center staffed 24/7
• Inside and perimeter security controls
• Hot and cold aisle design for optimum efficiency
• The latest in VESDA and smoke/fire protection
“We greatly appreciate the opportunity to support FIBERTOWN’s growth by providing it with flexible, secure and cost-effective data center facilities,” said Brent Behrman, senior vice president, sales at Digital Realty Trust.