ATLANTA — DC Blox announced the opening of its Greenville, South Carolina, data center. The data center, designed to Uptime Institute’s Tier III standards, is the first-of-its-kind multitenant data center located in the state. The initial 25,000-square-foot facility can accommodate more than 400 cabinets of IT equipment and 3 MW of power. Additional capacity will be developed as demand requires. The facility is designed to Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) standards, providing enterprises, health care institutions, universities, managed service providers, and government entities throughout South Carolina access to an efficient, secure, and interconnected data center.
“We are excited to announce that our new Greenville data center is ready and open for business," said Jeff Uphues, CEO of DC Blox. "As promised, this first Tier III-designed data center in this market was built specifically to accelerate the deployment of critical infrastructure and interconnected cloud services throughout South Carolina. We have seen robust preleasing activity, as the upstate is thriving, and we are thrilled to be able to contribute to the region’s future growth.”
The company's purpose-built data center facility is located in Greenville’s Global Business Park and will have a capacity of 54,000 square feet of white space and 18 MW of power at full buildout. Previously, companies in the region looking for this class of facility were forced to house their IT infrastructure in Charlotte or Atlanta.
“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,” said Mark Farris, president and CEO of the Greenville Area Development Corp. “Having DC Blox’s high-capacity and secure Tier III data center in our community is yet another key selling point for businesses considering investment in the upstate.”
The new data center is also an access point on the DC Blox Connectivity Exchange, offering local organizations private network access to carriers across the company's footprint, regional internet exchanges, public cloud providers, and any entity in the company’s data centers throughout the Southeast and an upcoming facility in High Point/Greensboro, North Carolina.
"DC Blox’s investment in our community supports and encourages continued growth to keep the Greenville community thriving," said Ben Barfield, vice president and division manager of Brasfield & Gorrie. "Building strong communities is our passion, and we're grateful to partner with DC Blox, who shares that same commitment."