Data center provider DC BLOX has announced plans for a major expansion of its Birmingham facilities, adding 1 MW of power capacity and completing the first phase of its project here.
Target date to complete the expansion is May.
“The 1 MW of additional critical load, an amount sufficient to power nearly 1,000 homes, is supplied by redundant feeds to each customer cabinet with dual UPS (universal power supply) and diesel generator backup systems,” the Atlanta-based firm said in announcing the upgrade. “The Birmingham expansion also adds 135 tons of cooling capabilities, all in adherence to Tier III data center design standards.”
DC BLOX announced the project, built on the former Trinity Steel site, in 2018 and opened the initial stages in 2019.
The firm promises its customers 100% power availability and other services, including remote back up.
“DC BLOX is pleased with the growing demand for our Birmingham data center,” said Chief Operating Officer Mark Masi. “Alabama businesses and government entities are taking advantage of our reliable facilities and are benefiting from outsourcing the management of their critical infrastructure, which is proving even more valuable during the pandemic.”
In addition to its Atlanta base and its Birmingham data center, DC BLOX operates data centers in Huntsville and Chattanooga and has an additional center planned for Greenville, South Carolina.