DC BLOX opens fourth data centre in Birmingham

12 July 2019 | Laurence Doe

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DC BLOX, a multi-tenant data centre provider, has announced the opening of its “flagship” facility in Birmingham, Alabama, US.

The facility, DC BLOX's fourth in Birmingham, offers access cloud storage, colocation to support enterprise, government and education customers, as well as managed service providers, software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies and content providers that do business in the Southeast US.

DC BLOX stated: “This location is DC BLOX’s flagship facility and is capable of expanding to over 200,000 square feet with over 60MW of critical IT load to serve as a technology and innovation hub for the surrounding area.”

The first phase of the data centre delivers up to 5MW of power, 18,000 sqft of white space and 13,000 sqft of office space.

“With construction designed to withstand 150+ mph winds, N+1 power and cooling systems, a fully-protected private network and enhanced security developed to accommodate Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) standards, the Birmingham facility is designed for security and reliability,” stated Mark Masi, DC BLOX’s COO. “Our data hall is designed to accommodate cabinets of varying densities and can be adapted for custom solutions as well.”

The facility is part of DC BLOX’s private, high-speed network fabric, which provides 100 Gb-plus bandwidth, low-latency connections to Internet Exchanges, access to numerous carriers across data centres and secure cloud connectivity.

“We are thrilled to be joining the Birmingham community,” adds Jeff Uphues, DC BLOX’s CEO. “The State of Alabama and the City of Birmingham care deeply about the prosperity of their citizens and are working to bring in companies like ours to invest in their communities and bring jobs to the region. They understand that a data centre is the core infrastructure that attracts other technology-dependent companies, and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it.”

DC BLOX also opened a data centre facility in Huntsville, Alabama, last year.