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Data centre startup to build $120m data centre in Alabama

Governor Kay Ivey praises investment that showcases the state’s modernising economy.

By João Marques Lima

Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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August 05, 2021 | 12:00 AM BST

Data centre startup to build $120m data centre in Alabama

Governor of Alabama Kay Ivey. Source: Governor's Office

Data centre start-up AUBix LLC said it will build and operate a US$120 million data centre in Auburn, Alabama.

The facility, which is set to come online in January 2022, will include 22,000 square feet of available data centre 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.

Artistic render of the $120 million facility in Auburn. Source: AUBix

The six-acre site can be expanded to 100,000+ square feet, providing greater than 12 megawatts total and representing an economic impact of approximately $300 million of investment, the company founded in 2020 said.

Alabama Power Co has been contracted as the power supplier for the facility.

Alabama’s Governor Kay Ivey said: “This investment is evidence that Alabama continues to grow its high-tech footprint and the innovation capacity of its economy.

“I want to congratulate the team in Auburn for their success with this project. Our data shows strong job growth in various regions in the state, and I am delighted in those opportunities for our citizens throughout Alabama.”

Andrew Albrecht, AUBix co-founder and CEO, added: “Technology is a key factor achieving economic success in cities, communities and rural areas across the United States.

“For far too long, rural communities have not had the same access to technology infrastructure as other areas. Our goal at AUBix is to begin changing that scenario with an industry-leading ‘edge’ data centre here in Auburn.

“Our purpose-built data centre was designed to support high compute, low latency applications for local industries and academia that accelerates the area’s digital transformation.”

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