DC BLOX, a provider of interconnected multi-tenant data centers, acquired land in High Point, North Carolina. The company plans to construct the first highly secure, Tier III data center in the Carolina Core/Piedmont Triad region.
The $305 million carrier-neutral data center planned for the Carolina Core/Piedmont Triad region will be the first-of-its-kind in the market, officials noted . When complete, the facility will be interconnected to DC BLOX’s fully redundant network infrastructure with a 99.999% uptime Service Level Agreement.
“The High Point Economic Development Corporation, the Guilford County Economic Development Alliance, the City of High Point and Guilford County have been great partners supporting and enabling DC BLOX to develop a new Tier III data center in this location, approving tax incentives which will accelerate growth for DC BLOX and our customers,” said Jeff Uphues, CEO of DC BLOX.
DC BLOX’s Southeastern regional network of data centers and connectivity partners includes access to the region’s Internet Exchanges in Atlanta and Nashville, and with plans to connect to the IX in Charlotte. The facility will offer colocation for hosting primary IT infrastructure as well as secondary disaster recovery sites and provide infrastructure for large-scale object storage solutions. According to company officials, DC BLOX designs, builds and operates highly secure and reliable Tier III-designed data centers in markets that have previously lacked such high-caliber facilities traditionally only offered in major markets.
“DC BLOX has chosen High Point to build a multi-tenant data center that could add more than $305 million to our tax base, which is the largest capital investment project for High Point in the 15 years since I have been with the High Point EDC,” according to High Point Economic Development Interim Director Sandy Dunbeck. “We are grateful for the company’s confidence in our city and our community.”
When complete, DC BLOX’s High Point, NC data center will offer a minimum of N+1 redundancy for power, cooling and all major systems exceeding the reliability of local competitive offerings. Services set to be offered include colocation, interconnection solutions, hybrid cloud as well as disaster recovery and cloud storage capabilities for local market enablement.