DC BLOX Plans Greenville County, South Carolina, Regional Data Center
Upon full build-out, the six-acre location will have five distinct data halls with 45,000 square feet of data center space, capable of 15 megawatts of critical power, secure storage and shared and dedicated office space ideal for locating enterprise security operations centers. The new facility is expected to begin construction in the first quarter 2021 and be operational by the third quarter.
Located in Global Business Park bordering I-85 and close to Clemson University’s CU-ICAR campus and other business and research parks, the site provides ideal access to metro and long-haul fiber routes from multiple providers. Organizations across the Carolinas and North Georgia have increasing demand for a Tier III rated regional data center that can provide the security, reliability, cost-efficiency and expertise that lets them focus resources strategically, company officials said. The new data center will bring an expected investment of over $200 million combined between DC BLOX and their tenant customers over the next few years.
“DC BLOX believes in serving locally and connecting globally,” said Jeff Uphues, CEO of DC BLOX. “We have long been attracted to this booming economic region, and are grateful to Greenville County, the Greenville Area Development Corporation, City of Greenville and the South Carolina Department of Commerce for working collaboratively with us to create a strong business case for DC BLOX to come to Greenville. We are excited to be able to serve South Carolina businesses and the greater Greenville and Upstate community.”
Duke Energy’s Carolina Investment Fund for economic development has approved a grant towards project expenditures incurred by the company, while the Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $50,000 Set-Aside grant to Greenville County to assist with the costs of site preparation and building improvements.
“It’s exciting to see another company recognize the benefits of doing business here in South Carolina. We celebrate DC BLOX’s decision to locate in Greenville County, and we look forward to seeing them grow here in the Palmetto State,” stated South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster.
“DC BLOX’s decision to locate its high-tech operations here is another sign that South Carolina’s business-friendly climate, infrastructure and skilled workforce are attracting companies to our state. This investment is a win for the Greenville area and the entire state of South Carolina,” added Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
The new Greenville data center will join the interconnected data center fabric of DC BLOX’s sites in Birmingham, Atlanta, Huntsville and Chattanooga.
“As a state-of-the art data center provider committed to serving locally and connecting globally, DC BLOX brings well-paying jobs and significant capital investment to Greenville. With its customers, it will help Greenville County accelerate economic growth and build on our reputation as a world-class technology community. DC BLOX is a welcome addition to the mix of companies doing business here, and should attract interest from many others,” said Greenville County Council Chairman and Greenville Area Development Corporation Board Member H.G. “Butch” Kirven.
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