AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 10/15/13 -- Data Foundry, a leading provider of global data center colocation, disaster recovery and managed services, today announced that it has joined the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship (Rice Alliance). The Rice Alliance is Rice University's nationally-recognized initiative devoted to the support of technology commercialization, entrepreneurship education, and the launch of technology companies.
"We're pleased Data Foundry joined our Corporate Underwriter Program," said Brad Burke, Managing Director of the Rice Alliance, "Our underwriters help make our alliance strong so that we can offer young entrepreneurs the programs and tools to be successful."
The Rice Alliance is a catalyst for building successful ventures through education, guidance and connections. Its mission is to support the creation of technology-based companies and the commercialization of new technologies in the Houston community and Southwest. The organization was recently recognized as the number one University incubator in the world.
"As a Rice University Alum and former President of the Austin chapter of the Rice Alliance, I appreciate Data Foundry's long term support of the Rice Alliance in Austin and now Houston," said Sunday Yokubaitis, Vice President of Data Foundry. "I'm excited we are expanding our support by joining the Corporate Underwriter Program and we look forward to participating in its future initiatives."
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Data Foundry is a global colocation, network 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 Houston's Greenspoint area.
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.