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DC BLOX opens Greenville, South Carolina data centre

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DC BLOX has opened a new multi-tenant data centre in South Carolina, USA.

Designed to Uptime Institute’s Tier III standards the initial 25,000 square foot facility can accommodate more than 400 cabinets of IT equipment and 3 MW of power.

The purpose build facility is intended for use by enterprises, healthcare institutions, universities, managed service providers and government entities throughout the state, DC BLOX said the efficiency, secutiy and interconnection offered represents a first for the local market.

“We are excited to announce that our new Greenville data centre is ready and open for business. As promised, this first Tier III-designed data center in this market was built specifically to accelerate the deployment of critical infrastructure and interconnected cloud services throughout South Carolina. We have seen robust pre-leasing activity as the Upstate is thriving and we are thrilled to be able to contribute to the region’s future growth,” said Jeff Uphues, CEO of DC BLOX.

The new facility is also an access point on the DC BLOX Connectivity Exchange offering private network access to carriers across DC BLOX’s footprint, regional internet exchanges, public cloud providers, and any entity in the company’s data centres throughout the Southeast including Atlanta, Birmingham, Huntsville, Chattanooga, and an upcoming facility in High Point/Greensboro, NC.

Mark Farris, president and CEO of the Greenville Area Development Corporation, the county’s economic development arm, said: “Prospective companies who are considering Greenville for new or expanded operations are increasingly interested in our information technology, data storage and data transmission capabilities, with cybersecurity a critical concern as well.

“Having DC BLOX’s high-capacity and secure Tier III data centre in our community is yet another key selling point for businesses considering investment in the Upstate.”

Construction of the $200 million facility was kicked off with a groundbreaking announced in April (pictured).

The month before DC BLOX secured $187 million in long-term financing led by Post Road Group and Bain Capital Credit. The firm has also expanded its Alabama data centre.

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