The Austin-Based MSP Moves its Clients’ Servers to Data Foundry’s State-of-the-Art Data Center
Vintage IT Services, an MSP that provides IT and cloud services to Central Texas businesses and government organizations, has chosen Data Foundry as its partner for colocation. This means Vintage IT now houses and runs its customers’ servers and networking equipment in Texas 1, Data Foundry’s flagship data center in Austin, Texas.
Vintage IT has long offered outsourced data center services to its customers. First, by participating in a major cloud services pilot with the State of Texas’ Department of Information Resources (DIR) and then through a partnership with VMware. As the company grew, it simply ran out of physical space at its current location and started looking for a data center partner.
“The first goal in a finding a data center partner, was choosing a facility that allowed us to continue to do what we do well, which is to manage and service all of the IT needs for our clients,” said Jason Smith, Manager of Cloud Services, Vintage IT. “Data Foundry’s Texas 1 allows us to do that. I have access to my server cage at all times and don’t feel like I’ve lost any control of my business. At the same time, I can rely on the facility’s robust physical security, redundant power and cooling – we are also very pleased with the overall look and feel of the data center.”
Texas 1 is Data Foundry’s carrier-neutral, 250,000 SF data center in Austin. Powered by two independent substations and connected to 17 of the largest network carriers, Texas 1 is one of the most redundant, connected, and secure data centers in Texas.
Texas 1 is also SSAE 16 Type II compliant, having successfully completed the rigorous independent audit required of the SSAE 16 standard, which is a regulatory requirement of many of Vintage IT customers.
“We can provide a tour of Texas 1 for any of our perspective clients. It has become a big selling point for us, and lets customers know their IT infrastructure is in a state-of-the-art, enterprise-class data center,” said Smith.