Stream and Crown Castle to bring new fibre in Houston
Stream Data Centers has announced that Crown Castle is bringing its fibre network into Stream's Houston I data centre in The Woodlands, north of Houston's central business district.
Adding Crown Castle will provide Stream customers with a 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 the network, it has generally been characterized as a Tier-2 type market with limited options for fibre providers and route diversity," said 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 fibre 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 fibre, and we are proud to partner with such a growth-minded market leader."
Stream's Houston I data centre in The Woodlands is located 30 miles north of downtown Houston, over 75 miles from the Gulf Coast.
The facility features almost 75,000-sqf of freestanding, purpose-built data centre space. Stream provides access to public cloud providers including AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and Oracle.
The company said that the data centre’s location is valuable during hurricane season as it has remained accessible during and after all storms in the area including 2017's Hurricane Harvey.
"Crown Castle is an incredibly strong brand within the 5G community," added 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 centre in The Woodlands is seeing a great deal of interest from carriers and fibre providers driven by the facility's uninterrupted track record and enterprise-level architecture."