vXchnge's Austin, Texas Colocation Data Center Spotlight
By: Ernest Sampera on April 5, 2021
Austin. It might be the state capital, but that’s not what draws the crowds. The vibrant music scene, beautiful parks, and bustling nightlife draw a hip, young, diverse population to the heart of Texas. In fact, Texas, which was largely known for its Stetsons and connection to the oil and gas industry, almost single handedly had its reputation changed by Austin with Austin City Limits and the SXSW festival. Though its strong cowboy and industrial roots remain intact, Texas, in part due to Austin, has adapted to a changing economy and market demands. Austin has established itself, deep in the heart of Texas, as a city known for innovation and technology; it’s an urban hub known for its cultural and business opportunities that attracts a diverse and educated population. Access to young, creative, and enthusiastic residents also draws entrepreneurs who can draw on that workforce. It’s those people and opportunities they present, among other reasons, that make it an ideal location for a Texas data center. vXchnge’s Austin data center features the connectivity, reliability, security, and services vXchnge data centers are proud to offer to the communities, cities, regions, and clients we serve.
Data center location is a vital decision for any business. Whether opting for colocation or a purely off-premise solution, proximity to your business and your end users is crucial. However, choosing your location goes beyond proximity.
Many businesses need to consider proximity to end users and target populations for applications and services. Proximity decreases latency (and for edge users and IoT devices, this is vital), but proximity to population centers also means a variety of other advantages including:
Regional power grid and infrastructure support
Access to qualified IT experts and professionals
In addition to these issues, regional weather, resource availability, and network providers and connections are all important factors when considering a regional data center. Further, when looking to expand services or to other regions, location is everything. Because Texas is so big, one of the most important decisions one can make is choosing the metropolitan area to establish roots.
Why Store Your Business Data in Austin, Texas?
As noted above, one of the primary reasons your business might want to select a data center in Austin is its proximity to other major Texas markets like Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas-Ft. Worth.
Regionally, Austin is an ideal location for a data center in Texas because of its geographical location. As an urban center in Texas, it’s also located within hours of the New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Mexico which means it’s situated to, potentially, serve those areas as well.
Further, in terms of risks from natural disasters, Austin ranks lower than most of the United States for risks of major natural disasters, and certainly lower than Houston. In terms of risk mitigation, Austin is well-situated.
Austin is also home to 18 universities, including the University of Texas at Austin, with nearly half of its population holding a college degree. It’s rich cultural opportunities and reputation as an emergent urban center mean it not only attracts, but also has the potential to keep and attract IT talent.
In fact, nearly 75% of the population in Austin is between 18 and 65 years old, meaning a good number are likely to be utilizing smart phones, smart home devices, and the kind of applications that rely on data access.
Finally, nearly 95% of Austin residents have a computer at home, with nearly 90% having access to broadband.
In short, the geographical location and population density and demographics make Austin, Texas an ideal location for a data center.
Meet VX TX-01: Providing Texas with Top Data Center Features
vXchnge’s 63,000 sq. foot Austin data center has all the essential cutting edge features vXchnge’s clients have come to expect and rely on.
First, the vXchnge Austin data center offers on-site technicians and security personnel 24x7x365 to support your needs, address issues, and monitor the facility and infrastructure.
Additional security features include:
Multi-stage security using proximity card access control system at ingress and egress doors
Biometric scanners throughout access points of the data center
ISO 27001:2013 Security Certification
SSAE 18 Type II, HIPAA, SOC 2 Type II, PCI DSS 3.2.1 compliant
Real-time RFID Asset Tracking
Zero Trust Policy
One of the most important elements in choosing a data center is reliability and redundancy. vXchgne’s Austin Data Center offers:
N+1 redundant UPS system
8.5 MW of generator backup power with automatic transfer
4-20 kW per cabinet
Backed by a 100% uptime reliability SLA
The employed redundancies include the cooling system as well.
Finally, our connectivity options take full advantage of regional availability:
Direct, physical-layer connectivity to ILEC, CLEC, long-haul, dark fiber, IP transit, Ethernet, TDM/voice, VolP and Private/Public cloud
Dedicated fiber optic pathways from the street delivered to diverse points of entry
All forms of copper and fiber connections available
How Austin’s Data Center Features Can Benefit Your Business
In short, our Austin, Texas data center offers everything your business needs to make its shift to a cloud or hybrid infrastructure with the support of industry leaders, experts, and a remote hands team prepared to assist when you need it.
We research and choose our data center locations carefully, to maximize geographical features, population density and demographics, to ensure we’re situated where the market is growing and demonstrates continued growth potential; we go where there is business growth and population growth, where innovators and entrepreneurs see potential, where opportunities continue to present themselves, where demand exists, and where we can help our clients grow.
If you’re looking for a data center in Texas, or a data center in Austin, get in touch with our team today to arrange a tour of our Austin facility. We’d love to show you what we can do.
About Ernest Sampera
Ernie Sampera is the Chief Marketing Officer at vXchnge. Ernie is responsible for product marketing, external & corporate communications and business development.