Data center colocation provider DC BLOX, a company with facilities located in Atlanta, GA; Birmingham, AL; Huntsville, AL; and Chattanooga, TN, has been selected by Encompass Health. Delivering integrated healthcare services, Encompass Health’s footprint includes 136 hospitals, 245 home health locations, and 83 hospice locations in 39 states and Puerto Rico.
Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) offers both facility-based and home-based patient care through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospice agencies.
The company selected DC BLOX’s Huntsville, Alabama, data center as its colocation site due to its ability to deliver a “secured, reliable data center environment with the ideal mix of geographic advantage, comprehensive connectivity and added resilience.”
DC BLOX’s Tier III-designed colocation services would offer Encompass Health improved reliability and uptime, enhanced business continuity and disaster recovery, and resilient connectivity. Private connections with protected paths were established between Encompass’ primary data center in Birmingham and the DC BLOX Huntsville data center. This would help ensure reliable and secure communications between the two facilities.
Data Center Connectivity Ecosystem
“The DC BLOX team has been great to work with throughout the entire process of our move,” said Jamey Harris, Director of Information Technology for Encompass Health. “They are very knowledgeable in data center services and did a great job in getting our space and power requirements in place, assisting with any additional needs along the way. DC BLOX offered what we required as a public company operating in a highly regulated environment. Their capability, value and commitment to Alabama helped solidify our choice to partner with them, and they offer a variety of valuable, competitive services that we will continue to evaluate as our partnership matures.”
DC BLOX’s private network fabric and “robust” connectivity ecosystem enable access to built-in carriers, Internet exchanges, public cloud providers, and DC BLOX data centers to businesses across the Southeast.
“The regional data needs of Encompass Health align well with DC BLOX’s data center locations and connectivity services across the Southeastern U.S.,” said Kurt Stoever, DC BLOX’s Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. “With the increased criticality of quality healthcare services during this pandemic, DC BLOX is pleased to do our small part in helping Encompass to enhance their services.”