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Alabama data centre expanded with enough MW equivalent to powering nearly 1,000 homes

Site located in the city of Birmingham is one of several planned for other cities including Huntsville, Chattanooga and Greenville.

By João Marques Lima

Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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February 18, 2021 | 2:00 PM GMT

DC BLOX has expanded its Birmingham, AL, data centre with 1 MW of power capacity in response to growing customer demand.

The expansion, expected to be ready for service in May of 2021, completes the full build out of the site’s first data hall.

The 1 MW of additional critical load, an amount sufficient to power nearly 1000 homes, is supplied by redundant feeds to each customer cabinet with dual UPS (universal power supply) and diesel generator backup systems. The Birmingham expansion also adds 135 tons of cooling capabilities. 

DC BLOX’s Birmingham facility enables access to a private, redundant, carrier-grade connectivity ecosystem that interconnects DC BLOX sites throughout the Southeast while enabling customers’ connectivity to on-premises data centres, remote disaster recovery sites, and public cloud providers.

Mark Masi, Chief Operating Officer of DC BLOX, said: “DC BLOX is pleased with the growing demand for our Birmingham data centre. 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.”

The company said the Birmingham Data Center expansion “illustrates DC BLOX’s commitment” to bringing tier data centre facilities to cities like Huntsville, Chattanooga, Greenville and other underserved markets providing local companies with the core infrastructure needed to digitally transform their businesses.

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