ABOUT 4 MONTHS AFTER OPENING ITS SC FACILITY
US Southeast data center provider, DC BLOX, has announced plans to expand its data centers in Birmingham, Alabama and Greenville, South Carolina.
With this expansion, DC BLOX is adding a second data hall to its South Carolina data center facility, while in Alabama, the company plans to deploy an additional data hall with DC BLOX’s new design that will accommodate cabinets for both High Performance Compute (HPC) as well as standard cabinets within the same space.
“DC BLOX’s new ‘flex space’ design enables the efficient allocation of floor space and power between HPC and standard cabinets to accommodate variations in local demand.This new data hall design will help not only Birmingham but can also be added to any of our data centers across our markets to respond to local customers’ needs,” said John Dumler, VP of Design and Engineering for DC BLOX.
“We are seeing growing demand for secure and reliable data center services across our markets. DC BLOX is very pleased to be able to not only meet these growing needs with state-of-the-art data center and connectivity infrastructure, but to adjust to specific market needs with our innovative HPC-capable data hall design,” said Kurt Stoever, Chief Operating Officer for DC BLOX.
Coming in just few months after the data center was opened, the South Carolina new data hall will span 9,000 square feet and provide an initial power capacity of 1MW. The facility currently delivers an initial 25,000 square feet of data center space that can accommodate more than 400 cabinets of IT equipment and 3MW of power.
In Alabama, DC BLOX Birmingham’s new data hall is expected to support up to 2.4MW of 3N/2 distributed redundant power with Tier III design. The new hall is designed to accommodate up to 240 standard retail cabinets and 36 HPC-capable cabinets capable of supporting 34kW of power per cabinet.