DC BLOX has announced the immediate availability of the DC BLOX Cloud Storage service. The service enables customers to reduce the cost, complexity and risk of off-site data backups with simple, predictable pricing and scalable remote data storage.

Widespread industry digitization is creating unprecedented growth in data, bringing numerous advantages but also significant costs for businesses. Related challenges commonly faced by businesses include the complexity of adding to storage infrastructure, and managing multiple copies of data for processing, analysis, backup, long-term archive and more. Businesses experiencing this rapid growth can now leverage DC BLOX’s reliable and local cloud storage to avoid capital outlay and proactively protect their critical data at a lower cost than comparable public cloud storage providers like Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure storage options.

The new service supports both object storage (S3 API) and file storage (SMB) applications, with local storage in any of DC BLOX’s data centers in the Southeast U.S. The service allows customers to protect data with geographic diversity from their business’s premises and from within a DC BLOX data center across the DC BLOX network.

“We designed DC BLOX Cloud Storage for businesses in the Southeast that want their data to stay local, secure and protected against both systemic and natural disasters,” states Chris Gatch, chief technology officer of DC BLOX. “Our solution leverages best-in-breed object storage technology, enabling highly efficient, reliable storage at scale, and a file system solution for compatibility with a wide range of applications.”

The DC BLOX Storage service is an attractive option to public cloud providers because of its simple predictable pricing, higher performance, low-price file storage, choice of specific storage location, private network connectivity and local support. Data can even be replicated to a second DC BLOX data center over its high-speed private network for no extra charge.

DC BLOX continues to provide top-tier benefits to customers of its connected data centers. The addition of a robust cloud storage service supports the company’s mission to meet the needs of an ever-expanding industry with burgeoning content, data and application demands, while remaining close to consumers in growing cities.