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HawkTalk 42 with Ed Henigin, Chief Technology Officer of Data Foundry
CTO of Texas based Data Foundry, Ed Henigin discusses the Texas data center markets

By Rhett Gill · 5/6/2020

Data Foundry knows a thing or two about Texas data centers. They're a data center provider and know how to produce a great product!

Data Foundry began in 1994 and owns 6 data centers in the Austin and Houston markets. They’ve focused on the Texas data center markets and as discussed in the video have honed their product to offer a high quality service.

Their Chief Technology Officer, Ed Henigin made time to sit down with David and talk all about the different Texas markets. Ed was Data Foundry’s first employee 20+ years ago and has been an integral part of Data Foundry’s evolution over the years.

Here’s a break down of what we talk about in the video:

  • 10:30 - Why Data Foundry has chosen to focus on Texas markets
  • 12:20 - Specifics about the Houston data center market
  • 15:45 - Specifics about the Austin data center market
  • 20:00 - How companies today can get the colocation process right
  • 25:00 - Why connectivity has become so important to the data center business
  • 27:30 - The typical day of a CTO in the data center industry
  • 29:15 - The biggest electrical and mechanical changes in the data center industry
  • 33:00 - What’s going to impact the data center market in the next 3-5 years

We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did. If you would like any more information on Houston, Austin, or any of the other US & European data center markets check out our site, We provide information about data center providers, and their specific facilities as well as market overviews.

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