DC BLOX has announced its plans for development of a $13 million Edge data center in Huntsville, AL. The five-acre campus is located near Redstone Arsenal and the Marshall Space Flight Center.

“We are excited to welcome DC BLOX to Huntsville,” said Lucia Cape, senior vice president of economic development for the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber. “Technology drives our economy, and data centers enable technology and innovation. The DC BLOX investment will improve our infrastructure and help us attract new companies and jobs to the region.”

The DC BLOX Huntsville data center will be capable of delivering 10 megawatts (MW) of power from Huntsville Utilities and will provide mission-critical infrastructure for manufacturing, defense related contractors, high-tech, education and healthcare businesses. DC BLOX expects that phase one of the multi-tenant facility will be online summer 2018.

“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.”

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.

DC BLOX is in the midst of a major 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. DC BLOX is on the forefront of delivering colocation, network, business continuity and cloud services at the speed of light to locations outside of major metropolitan areas. Recognizing the growing volume and increased movement of data across systems and geographies, DC BLOX connects its data centers with high speed, high capacity optical networks.

“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, 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.”