US-based data center and network provider DC Blox have launched a new hub in Huntsville, Alabama to expand in the South East United States region. With this launch, DC Blox claim that they will be strengthening their presence in the region to provide co-location, network and cloud-based data center services to upcoming enterprises.
According to DC Blox, the American market is full of emerging enterprises that believe in the power of cloud-based services to boost their IT security and application performance. They claim that enterprises need the cloud as a tool to protect sensitive business data.
With this launch, DC Blox believe that they will be catering to new enterprises, service branch agencies, defence contractors and any organization handling CUI (Controlled Unclassified Information). They say that this hub will allow their clients to scale higher levels of information classification and resolve backup and disaster recovery issues.
The governing bodies in Alabama claim that this hub will also boost the state’s economy with more opportunities available to the workforce in the region. Excited about the launch, Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, commented:
The significant investment being made by DC BLOX to open this data center in Huntsville will not only create high-paying jobs but also bring another industry to the booming technology sector in north Alabama.
We’re committed to positioning Alabama for a technology-focused future and look forward to working with the company to accelerate that process.
DC Blox say that the data center which spans 46,000 sq.feet of space with 15MW of critical IT power was built in a matter of 22 weeks by leveraging lean construction techniques. Jeff Uphues, CEO at DC BLOX, commented:
The Huntsville facility will target enterprise, hyperscale cloud, Software-as-a-Service, government, network and content providers. The Huntsville data center joins DC BLOX’s Atlanta and Chattanooga sites on the company’s high-speed, high-capacity private optical network.
Industry analysts claim that this launch will catapult the data center market in the US just like it did after Google invested USD 600 million at its South Carolina hub.