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DC BLOX expands data centre hub in Alabama

19 February 2021 | Abigail Opiah

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DC BLOX has announced the expansion of its data centre facility in Birmingham, Alabama that includes 1MW of power capacity and completes the full build-out of its first data hall.

The expansion is expected to be ready for service in May of 2021. The 1MW of additional critical load is supplied by redundant feeds to each customer cabinet with dual UPS (universal power supply) and diesel generator backup systems.

DC BLOX designs and builds its data centres in smaller, growing cities across the Southeast. The Birmingham expansion also adds 135 tons of cooling capabilities.

The company said that future expansions will include the development of additional data halls to accommodate increasing capacity needs.

“DC BLOX is pleased with the growing demand for our Birmingham data centre,” comments Mark Masi, Chief Operating Officer of DC BLOX.

“Alabama businesses and government entities are taking advantage of our reliable facilities and are benefiting from outsourcing the management of their critical infrastructure, which is proving even more valuable during the pandemic.”

The company added that its Birmingham facility enables access to a private, redundant, carrier-grade connectivity ecosystem that interconnects DC BLOX sites throughout the Southeast while enabling its customers' connectivity to on-premises data centres, remote disaster recovery sites, and public cloud providers.

The DC BLOX Birmingham facility is a multi-tenant data centre and holds Uptime Institute’s Tier III Certification for Design and Certification of Constructed Facility.

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses have recognised the value of a data centre partner that can offer a reliable facility for their IT infrastructure, while minimising the need for company staff to be on-site,” the company adds in a written release.

“The Birmingham data centre expansion illustrates DC BLOX’s commitment to bringing top tier data centre facilities to cities like Huntsville, Chattanooga, Greenville and other underserved markets providing local companies with the core infrastructure needed to digitally transform their businesses.”