Dc Blox to Construct Major Regional Datacenter In South Carolina

Dc Blox to Construct Major Regional Datacenter In South Carolina

By Enterprise Networking Mag | Wednesday, September 16, 2020

With the rise of digital transformation initiatives across industries, DC BLOX is developing essential infrastructure that strategically enables digital business across the Southeastern United States.

FREMONT, CA: Organizations throughout the Carolinas and North Georgia have an increasing demand for a Tier III rated regional data centre that can provide the security, cost-efficiency, reliability, and expertise that allows them to focus resources strategically. DC BLOX is answering that requirement by unveiling plans today to establish its next state-of-the-art data centre in Greenville County, South Carolina. The new data centre will bring five high-paying new positions initially to the community – along with the expected investment of more than $200 million combined between DC BLOX and their tenant customers in the next few years.

“DC BLOX believes in serving locally and connecting globally,” says Jeff Uphues, CEO of DC BLOX. “We have long been attracted to this booming economic region, and are grateful to Greenville County, the Greenville Area Development Corporation, City of Greenville and the South Carolina Department of Commerce for working collaboratively with us to create a strong business case for DC BLOX to come to Greenville. We are excited to be able to serve South Carolina businesses and the greater Greenville and Upstate community.”

The new Greenville data centre will join the interconnected data centre fabric of DC BLOX’s sites in Birmingham, Atlanta, Huntsville and Chattanooga. Customers of the new Greenville data centre will have access to DC BLOX’s full range of colocation, connectivity, and cloud storage solutions, including the private, 100Gbps+ capacity network access to carriers, public cloud providers, and Internet Exchanges.

Upon complete build-out, the six-acre location will have five distinct data halls with 45,000 square feet of data centre space, capable of 15 megawatts of critical power, secure storage and shared and dedicated office space ideal for locating enterprise security operations centres (SOC).

Constructed using a leading-edge technique and designed to Uptime Institute’s Tier III standards, the Greenville data centre will be the first of its kind in South Carolina, including the security needed to protect Controlled Unclassified Information. The site will serve the company’s expanding base of enterprise customers, content and cloud providers, wireless service providers, state and local governments, managed service providers, healthcare providers, and educational institutions.

DC BLOX is addressing the changes in the technology landscape which are helping many organizations to increased digitization and distribution of IT infrastructure, inclusive of mobile applications, the Internet of Things, and the cloud. Recognizing surging demand in underserved markets throughout the Southeast, DC BLOX brings data centre, connectivity and cloud capabilities that have previously been available only in major metropolitan areas to underserved regions and markets.

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