Why You Should Choose a Houston Colocation Data Center

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Houston is one of the country’s top high-tech cities, with more than 7 million people living in the metropolitan area. It is home to 21 Fortune 500 company headquarters (fourth in the nation). A robust infrastructure is one of the things that makes the LOGIX Houston data center an ideal location for your data center needs.

LOGIX’s Houston data-center facilities are located outside the 500-year floodplain; away from major highways, flight paths and chemical plants; and built in locations typically not affected by weather-related events. LOGIX offers several Houston colocation options in Tier 4 infrastructure facilities.

What is a Tier 4 Data Center?

A Tier 4 data center is an enterprise-class data center with a fully redundant infrastructure. This includes dual power sources for servers, storage, network, power and cooling. At the LOGIX Houston data center, the highest level of redundancy is implemented throughout the entire facility to minimize downtime and guarantee high availability.

LOGIX Houston Data Center

The LOGIX Houston data center offers a highly reliable infrastructure, robust connectivity options, flexible and scalable space, and customized solutions. It is built and actively managed to deliver best-in-class performance and reliability. The LOGIX Houston data center is perfect for a variety of environments, including high-density and high-availability solutions.

Controlled Environment

The electrical power and cooling architecture use advanced components designed with ultimate redundancy to deliver exceptional uptime and uninterrupted power. Houston data center service-level agreements can meet or exceed most data-center requirements.

Rigorous Standards

The LOGIX Houston data center meets the most stringent standards. It is a Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) 18-audited facility that is Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) compliant. The enterprise-class Houston data center has Service Organization Control (SOC) 1 and SOC 2 certification.

Carrier-Neutral Facilities

The LOGIX Houston data center is carrier-neutral, which allows you to use the carrier of your choice while providing redundancy.

Multiple Levels of Redundancy

Besides multiple carriers, multiple levels of redundancy are built into systems. Dual-input power cables can connect to two utility sources. In case of any outage, static transfer switches can automatically switch between sources to maintain power.

24/7 Year-Round Monitoring

The LOGIX Houston data center is staffed 24/7 year-round with in-house remote hands support. This helps prevent interruptions before they occur.

Flexibility and Scalability

The LOGIX Houston data center is highly flexible and provides for rapid scalability as business demands evolve. Whether your organization needs a data hall, private cage, multiple racks or flexible power configurations, the LOGIX Houston data center can accommodate your needs. Multitenant cages are semi-private and secured. Private pods and custom suites are also available.

Houston Data Center

The LOGIX Houston data center offers colocation for companies as a way to minimize costs and provide higher reliability. Whether businesses locate their data in a colocation data center or use multiple data-center facilities to house servers, there are significant benefits to using a Houston data center.

The LOGIX Houston data center offers the ultimate in reliability, with a fault-tolerant infrastructure and power feeds. It simplifies information technology (IT) management with a cloud networking and storage solution that can meet your security demands without the high cost of building and maintaining an on-premises data center. It provides redundancy and faster disaster recovery as well as business continuity.

The benefits of the LOGIX Houston colocation data center include:

  • Lower costs versus housing and maintaining on-premises data centers.
  • Shared costs for a secure, properly maintained environment and technical support staff.
  • High redundancy, including redundant power, backup power generators and multiple carrier connectivity.
  • Predictable costs so that businesses can better manage budgets.
  • Rapid scalability when business needs change, including fast provisioning with order-dedicated bandwidth options up to 100 GB.
  • Biometrically secured sites with private access cage availability.

The primary economic growth engine for Houston is the energy industry. This industry has generated demand for data centers, and at the same time provides the low-cost energy needed to reduce operating costs.

Free Data-Center RFP Template

In evaluating your data-center needs, you must put together a strong request for proposal (RFP) to assure that you get the level of service you need. Download this data-center RFP template, which provides a collection of best practices from industry experts, including several of the largest enterprise data-center providers, leading data-center and colocation trade journals, research analysts, data-center managers, and enterprise IT experts. It includes guidelines that businesses should consider when scoping out colo data-center requirements and evaluating providers.

LOGIX Fiber Networks Data Centers

LOGIX Fiber Networks provides robust, fiber-connected data centers in Houston, Dallas and Austin. Multisite geographically diverse locations assure reliability and simplify disaster recovery. With 280,000 fiber miles of dedicated and owned fiber, LOGIX connects 105 data centers, 3,000 enterprise buildings and 10,000 demanding Texas businesses.

With a flexible and highly reliable infrastructure, robust connectivity options and customized solutions, LOGIX colocation data centers are an enterprise-class solution.

Contact LOGIX today for more information about Houston data-center operations.