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DC Blox expands in Alabama and South Carolina

DC Blox has announced it will be expanding its Birmingham, Alabama and Greenville, South Carolina data centres.

A second data hall will be added to the Greenville facility, which was originally launched in January 2022. According to the company, the new 9,000 sqft hall has been designed specifically to accommodate a large enterprise customer, and will adhere to the same design found in all of DC Blox’s facilities. It will initially supply 1MW of redundant power.

Meanwhile, the site in Birmingham will see the addition of a data hall with a new design to accommodate cabinets for both High Performance Compute (HPC) as well as standard cabinets within the same space.

The new data hall will support up to 2.4MW of 3N/2 distributed redundant power, consistent with the Tier III design of DC Blox’s standard data halls. The new hall can house up to 240 standard retail cabinets and 36 HPC-capable cabinets capable of supporting 34kW of power per cabinet.

“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,” said John Dumler, VP of Design and Engineering for DC Blox. “This new data hall design will help not only Birmingham but can also be added to any of our data centres across our markets to respond to local customers’ needs.”

“We are seeing growing demand for secure and reliable data centre services across our markets,” added Kurt Stoever, Chief Operating Officer for DC Blox.

“DC Blox is very pleased to be able to not only meet these growing needs with state-of-the-art data centre and connectivity infrastructure, but to adjust to specific market needs with our innovative HPC-capable data hall design.”

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