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Stream Data Centers and Crown Castle Bring New Fiber into The Woodlands

Stream Data Centers and Crown Castle Bring New Fiber into The Woodlands

Houston, TX – October 20, 2020 – Stream Data Centers, an industry leader in providing premium data center solutions and colocation services, is proud to announce that Crown Castle is bringing its fiber network into Stream’s Houston I data center in The Woodlands, a thriving business hub 28 miles north of Houston’s central business district. Adding Crown Castle will provide Stream customers with greater performance for the use of data-intensive and latency-dependent IoT, edge, cloud and 5G applications.

“Houston is a top 10 city from a U.S. population and GDP perspective, but for network, it has generally been characterized as a Tier-2 type market with limited options for fiber providers and route diversity,” says Chad Rodriguez, Vice President, Network and Cloud at Stream. “Adding Crown Castle to our carrier mix increases connectivity and performance dramatically for our customers. The fiber Crown Castle is installing is not only new, but also runs along a completely diverse route, giving Stream’s clients a redundant, high performing option to support IoT, 5G, edge and other latency-sensitive applications. Innovation relies on new fiber, and we are proud to partner with such a growth-minded market leader.”

“Crown Castle is an incredibly strong brand within the 5G community,” adds Michael Lahoud, Stream’s COO and Partner. “Our enterprise customers in Houston are seeking high quality providers capable of supporting their cloud computing strategies, and Crown Castle hits the mark in support of new, data-intensive technologies. Stream’s data center in The Woodlands is seeing a great deal of interest from carriers and fiber providers driven by the facility’s uninterrupted track record and enterprise-level architecture.”

As enterprises across multiple verticals in the Houston area continue to migrate workloads to the cloud and pilot edge computing architectures, their need for proximal data centers and rich connectivity options is surging. By bringing Crown Castle fiber to its Houston data center, Stream is helping transform The Woodlands into a vibrant hub for innovation with ultra low latency connectivity to downtown Houston and beyond.

Stream’s Houston I data center in The Woodlands provides a secure location with highly resilient infrastructure and a concierge approach to customer service. Located 30 miles north of downtown Houston, over 75 miles from the Gulf Coast, the mission-critical facility features almost 75,000 square feet of freestanding, purpose-build data center space. The data center’s location is especially valuable during hurricane season as it has remained completely accessible, available and resilient during and after all storms in the area including 2017’s Hurricane Harvey. Stream provides access to public cloud providers including AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and Oracle.

For more information on Stream Data Centers, visit streamdatacenters.com. And take a tour of our Houston I data center in The Woodlands, TX at streamdatacenters.com/houston-data-center-virtual-tour.

About Stream Data Centers

Stream Data Centers has provided premium data center services since 1999, with 90% of its inventory leased to Fortune 100 customers. To date, the company has acquired, developed and managed more than 27 data center projects nationally, while leadership has remained consistent for all 25 years.

From site selection to data center construction and operations, Stream develops wholesale colocation capacity and build-to-suit facilities for hyperscale and enterprise users in major markets across the United States. Additionally, Stream sources and develops low-risk land sites for optimum data center development and provides energy procurement services with a focus on reducing market risk and providing low-cost renewable energy options.  All of Stream’s facilities feature carrier-neutral, low latency connectivity to network and public cloud providers.

Stream Data Centers is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and is the technical real estate affiliate of Stream Realty Partners, a full service commercial real estate investment, development and services company. With $8.8 billion in annual transactions and 1,400+ professionals in 17 core markets, Stream is one of the most successful commercial real estate firms in the nation.