This week, Atlanta-based data center services provider dcBLOX announced that it has opened its new facility in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. The new facility is the second next-generation data center location for the company.
dcBLOX says that it is expanding its network of data centers into secondary cities which are currently under-served by the industry. The company claims that it selected Chattanooga because of its smart utility grid, proximity to major fiber carriers, and its convenient geographic location just over 100 miles from Atlanta.
Andy Berke, Mayor, Chattanooga said:
We are the perfect location for high-tech, forward-thinking companies like dcBLOX.
This major investment will create many new good-paying jobs in our city and clearly demonstrates we have the innovation assets and necessary infrastructure in place to attract next-generation technology companies to Chattanooga.
dcBLOX says that the opening of the Chattanooga site enables it to provide high-speed synchronization of IT systems over a geographically diverse area, as well as almost instantaneous disaster recovery for data-intensive applications.
Jake Ring, CEO, dcBLOX said:
Our 100Gb private optical network connecting our Atlanta and Chattanooga locations is scalable to over 17Tb, so customers can transfer, backup and restore large business-critical datasets and systems in minutes, if not mere seconds.
dcBLOX brings a new level of security and confidence to technology leaders moving workloads to the cloud.