DC BLOX, a provider of interconnected Edge data centers and “carrier-class” network services, has announced its plans for the development of a $13 million Edge colocation data center in Huntsville, Alabama. The new to develop 5-acre campus is located near Redstone Arsenal and the Marshall Space Flight Center.
The DC BLOX Huntsville data center will be capable of delivering 10 megawatts of power from Huntsville Utilities and would provide “mission-critical” infrastructure for manufacturing, defense-related contractors, high-tech, education and healthcare businesses. DC BLOX expects that phase 1 of the multi-tenant facility will be online summer 2018.
Consistent with its current platform of Edge-connected data centers, DC BLOX will offer colocation, carrier-grade network services, cloud and cloud integration services in Huntsville, Alabama.
“Huntsville, Alabama represents a perfect location for our next data center and aligns well with our strategy of delivering highly available data center and network services to Edge markets,” said Jeff Uphues, CEO of DC BLOX.
“The design, build and operation of this data center will accommodate clients who must manage and protect confidential unclassified and classified information which are a critical segment of the Huntsville economy.”
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Additional Edge Data Centers
DC BLOX is in the midst of a major data center expansion throughout the Southeast and especially in underserved markets. By the end of 2018, DC BLOX will add four additional Edge data centers to its fabric of interconnected facilities.
With Edge data center locations in Atlanta, GA and Chattanooga, TN, DC BLOX’s data centers would provide customers with the ability to “securely” backup, transfer, restore and synchronize data “at light speed.”
“Huntsville is one of America’s fastest-growing tech cities, seeing year-over-year tech job growth,” said Huntsville Mayor Thomas M. Battle Jr. “DC BLOX is an excellent addition to our city. We are known for innovation, and having a data center that’s capable of keeping up with the demands of new technologies and trends puts us even further at the forefront.”