New data centre facility opens for business in South Carolina

Multi-tenant data centre providers, DC BLOX, have announced the opening of its Greenville, South Carolina data centre facility.  

The data centre, which has been designed to the Uptime Institute’s Tier III standards, accommodates an initial 25,000 square foot facility with the capacity for more than 400 cabinets of IT equipment and 3 megawatts (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 centre for the first time in this market. 

Jeff Uphues, CEO of DC Blox, said: “We are excited to announce that our new Greenville data centre is ready and open for business. As promised, this first Tier III-designed data centre 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.” 

DC BLOX’s purpose-built data centre 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 18 MW of power at full build-out. The multi-tenant data centre was designed to meet the need for local, reliable 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. 

Mark Farris, president and CEO of the Greenville Area Development Corporation, the county’s economic development arm, said: “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.  

“Having DC BLOX’s high-capacity and secure Tier III data centre in our community is yet another key selling point for businesses considering investment in the Upstate.” 

The new data centre is also an access point on the DC BLOX Connectivity Exchange, offering local organisations private network access to carriers across DC BLOX’s footprint, regional Internet Exchanges, public cloud providers, and any entity in the company’s data centres throughout the Southeast, including Atlanta, Birmingham, Huntsville, Chattanooga, and an upcoming facility in High Point/Greensboro, NC. 

Ben Barfield, vice president and division manager at Brasfield & Gorrie, said: “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 are grateful to partner with DC BLOX, who shares that same commitment.” 

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