Data Foundry’s giant, brand new Texas 1 data center picked up a nice customer win today. Golden Frog will be using their high density colo space in Texas 1 to house a new cloud-based web service entitled ‘Dump Truck’, a personal online storage service for keeping all the media files and such we seem to accumulate these days. It’s not available publicly just yet, but will feature unlimited file sizes and transfer speeds as well as highly secure storage and transmission.
Now Golden Frog may be a new name to most, but they are familiar to me in a way that deserves some credit from me personally that I have been negligent in mentioning. Their main product is VyprVPN, a tool for secure browsing and, in my case, the bypassing of artificial barriers to parts of the internet. Many readers know that I spend time regularly behind the Great Firewall of China, and at one point earlier this year the censorship briefly took out my connectivity to my own website as collateral damage to whatever crackdown they were pursuing. It was a trial VyprVPN account extended to me by Golden Frog that kept me online and hence the site up to date for that week.
Texas 1 is Data Foundry’s biggest project to date, featuring 250,000 square feet of space in Austin, with lots of room for additional facilities. They have positioned the facility as ideal for business continuity and disaster recovery due to its favorable geography and climate. It opened for business over the summer.
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