Construction is underway on a $120 million data center, AUBix LLC, in Auburn. The 40,000-square-foot center will be located on Samford Avenue, just outside of the Auburn University campus.
“This investment is evidence that Alabama continues to grow its high-tech footprint and the innovation capacity of its economy,” said Gov. Kay Ivey.
AUBix LLC will build and operate the secure, compliant multi-tenant data center. It is expected to become a catalyst for digital transformation of businesses, providing access to high-speed internet.
“Our goal is to provide customers with secure and compliant infrastructure to host internet applications locally, as well as significantly higher internet speeds and the choice of national/global carriers who compete for their business,” said Andrew Albrecht, co-founder and CEO of AUBix. “In turn that will attract new businesses to the state, support all levels of academic initiatives and research and bring value to the communities we serve.”
AUBix will become an internet exchange for the existing network service providers in the area, enabling them to leverage their high-speed regional and global networks and improve the performance of internet applications. Tenants will benefit from infrastructure that exceeds industry standards, rules and regulations for cybersecurity, health care and financial services.
“Auburn will now be able to better serve IT-related business enterprises and, with that, bring desirable, knowledge-based, high-paying jobs to Auburn. On top of that, the significant revenue this project will bring will greatly benefit our school system, which we all value,” said Ron Anders, Auburn’s mayor.
AUBix will offer 22,000 square feet of available data center space and more than 3 megawatts of critical power capacity across two data halls with redundant power and cooling. The initial 40,000-square-foot buildout includes customer office space, conference rooms and tenant equipment storage.
Alabama Power Co. will provide the power supply to the center.