Dallas, Texas – (The Hosting News) – January 15, 2009 – Colocation and managed service provider, Colo4Dallas, has been selected to support Texas Industries, Inc. (TXI), as a strategic partner to provide support and security for its IT infrastructure.
Based in Dallas with operations in six states, TXI is a leading supplier of building materials, including cement, aggregate and concrete. Colo4Dallas is providing TXI with premium data center solutions to support its IT infrastructure needs.
Len Brown, Director of IT Technical Services at TXI remarked, ”Our company is known for efficiency and innovation, and we looked for the same qualities in a data center. The team at Colo4Dallas was very responsive and receptive to customizing a solution for us. We conducted an exhaustive search to find a colocation provider that could meet our specific needs and still be cost-effective. We wanted to ensure that we minimize or eliminate downtime, drive performance of our IT systems and keep mission-critical applications and hardware secure.”
Paul VanMeter, President and Chief Technology Officer of Colo4Dallas noted, ”Beyond offering what we believe is the highest quality facility and network in the area, we take great pride in making it easy for customers to do business with us. TXI had specific requirements for their move into the data center, from cross connects and cabling to the provisioning of telco circuits, and we were happy to create a solution to meet their immediate needs and support future growth.”
Founded in 2000, Colo4Dallas is a SAS70 type II audited provider that serves a diverse customer base including enterprise customers, businesses in the financial, health care and technology sectors, as well as web hosting providers. In 2008 Colo4Dallas was recognized by Inc. magazine as #590 in the publication’s annual ranking of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country and also as a winner of the Dallas 100 Award presented by SMU’s Cox School of Business. The company’s growth has prompted the recent expansion of its data center space, which now includes over 106,000 square feet of secure, climate-controlled space at three facilities.
Colo4Dallas technicians used approximately 8500 feet of cat5e cable for TXI’s installation. Each partitioned section was tested and precisely mapped to ensure high performance and enable technicians to troubleshoot cable and expand the infrastructure as TXI’s needs change.
Texas Industries, Inc. (TXI) is a Dallas-based company and a leading supplier of building materials, including cement, aggregate and concrete. With operations in six states, TXI is the largest producer of cement in Texas and a major producer in California. TXI is also a major supplier of stone, sand, gravel and expanded shale and clay products, and one of the largest producers of bagged cement and concrete products in the Southwest. TXI customers rely on the company’s materials for residential, commercial and public works construction projects across the country.
Colo4Dallas is a provider of colocation services located in Dallas, Texas. Colo4Dallas operates three environmentally controlled and secure data centers totaling 106,000 square feet, and offers premium multi-homed connectivity from Level3, Internap, TW Telecom, AboveNet and other quality providers. The company provides colocation services for high density power applications in a carrier neutral setting for an array of customers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area as well as businesses across the country and around the globe. SAS70 type II audited, Colo4Dallas offers customers a 100% service level agreement and around the clock support from trained, on-site technicians.
To learn more, please visit: www.colo4dallas.com.