DC BLOX announces the opening of its Greenville, South Carolina data center. The data center, designed to Uptime Institute’s Tier III standards, is the first-of-its-kind multi-tenant data center located in South Carolina. The initial 25,000 square foot facility can accommodate more than 400 cabinets of IT equipment and 3 MW of power. Additional capacity will be developed as demand requires. DC BLOX’s facility is designed to Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) standards, providing enterprises, healthcare institutions, universities, managed service providers and government entities throughout South Carolina access to a highly efficient, secure and interconnected data center – for the first time in this market. DC BLOX is a provider of interconnected multi-tenant data centers that deliver the infrastructure and connectivity essential to power today’s digital business.
“We are excited to announce that our new Greenville data center 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,” comments Jeff Uphues, CEO of DC BLOX.
DC BLOX’s purpose-built data center facility is located in Greenville’s Global Business Park off of Interstate 85 and will have a capacity of 54,000 square feet of white space and 18MW of power at full build-out. The multi-tenant data center was designed to meet the need for local, reliable, world-class colocation to enable the region’s future growth. Previously, companies in the region looking for this class of facility were forced to house their IT infrastructure in Charlotte or Atlanta.
“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,” said Mark Farris, President and CEO of the Greenville Area Development Corporation, the county’s economic development arm. “Having DC BLOX’s high-capacity and secure Tier III data center in our community is yet another key selling point for businesses considering investment in the Upstate.”
The new data center is also an access point on the DC BLOX Connectivity Exchange offering local organizations private network access to carriers across DC BLOX’s footprint, regional Internet Exchanges, public cloud providers, and any entity in the company’s data centers throughout the Southeast including Atlanta, Birmingham, Huntsville, Chattanooga, and an upcoming facility in High Point/Greensboro, NC.
“DC BLOX’s investment in our community supports and encourages continued growth to keep the Greenville community thriving. Building strong communities is our passion and we’re grateful to partner with DC BLOX who shares that same commitment,” said Brasfield & Gorrie Vice President and Division Manager, Ben Barfield.
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