DC BLOX has announced they have begun construction on a new 1MW colocation data center in Greenville, South Carolina. This is a big expansion for the company and will be the first multi-tenant Tier III facility in the state.
The multi-tenant data center will deliver the necessary resources and infrastructure for several digital businesses. It’s designed to meet or exceed the Uptime Institute’s Tier III standards and will be the first data center of this type in the state of South Carolina.
New Tier III Data Center
This new data center from DC BLOX would offer several benefits for its clients including:
- Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)
- High Level of Security for Government Entities in South Carolina
- An efficient and interconnected colocation data center
- Initial Capacity of 1MW of Critical IT Load
The new colocation data center will take up about 8.5 acres of space in the Global Business Park found off Interstate 85. Originally, it was announced as a six-acre location but has grown since.
When it’s completely done, it will provide six data halls with the ability to support a full critical load capacity of 18MW of power. It will also feature about 7,000 square feet of secure storage, some dedicated office space, and some shared office space.
$200 Million Investment
This new Tier III-designated facility from DC BLOX will also provide new jobs to the area. Five high-paying positions will be added initially with many more coming over the next few years. Between DC BLOX and the tenants, they will serve, more than $200 million will be invested in the local community. This is the largest amount the Greenville Area Development Corporation has reported over the past five years.
With high-paying jobs and a large investment in Greenville County, the area expects to see economic growth and continued growth as a destination for technology.
Adding to the DC BLOX Portfolio
DC BLOX has a reputation for seeing the way technology is changing and adapting quickly. This new Tier III colocation data center would provide innovative design and connectivity abilities. Once completed, it will provide access to DC BLOX’’ redundant and private carrier-grade mesh-network ecosystem. It will be interconnected with other data centers in the southeast in locations including:
The new Greenville colocation data center is scheduled to see the first phase of construction completed by the third quarter of this year.
This facility from DC BLOX will help to add improvements to the digital infrastructure abilities throughout Spartanburg and Greenville counties in South Carolina. By offering an edge and core infrastructure site, DC BLOX would bring better scalability, accessibility, and connectivity with cloud on-ramps and other network solutions.
The construction will be handled by Brasfield & Gorrie. They have worked with DC BLOX before and have worked throughout the Greenville community for more than three decades.