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DC BLOX Breaks Ground on Regional Datacenter in Greenville County

Apr 01, 2021 04:11PM ● By David Dykes

(Rendering courtesy of DC BLOX) 

DC BLOX, a provider of interconnected multi-tenant data centers that deliver infrastructure and connectivity to power digital businesses, broke ground April 1, 2021, on its Upstate data center.

DC BLOX’s Greenville center is set upon an 8.5-acre campus in the Global Business Park off of Interstate 85. Officials said that upon full build-out, the facility will feature six data halls with 54,000 square feet of data center space. The center will also feature approximately 7,000 square feet of secure storage and shared and dedicated office space.

The officials said the new data center will bring five high-paying new positions initially to the community – along with an expected investment of over $200 million combined between DC BLOX and their tenant customers over the next few years.

The projected investment is the single largest amount reported by the Greenville Area Development Corporation in at least five years.

“With the first Tier III-designed data center now under construction in South Carolina, businesses adopting digital transformation strategies are set to have access to the most reliable and interconnected facility in the State,” said Mark Masi, DC BLOX's chief operating officer. “Whether it’s a prime location, cloud storage, disaster recovery, or an expanded data center footprint, we are proud to bring this state-of-the-art data center campus to South Carolina.”

“DC BLOX brings good-paying jobs and significant capital investment to Greenville County, and we are excited to see their vision begin to take shape with this groundbreaking,” said Greenville County Council Chairman and Greenville Area Development Corp. board member Willis Meadows. “This new data center will help Greenville County accelerate economic growth and build on our reputation as a world-class technology destination.”

Officials said the facility will serve as both a core and edge infrastructure site, offering connectivity, scalability and accessibility to cloud on-ramps and a broad set of network solutions. 

DC BLOX’s has data centers in Atlanta, GA; Birmingham, AL; Huntsville, AL; and Chattanooga, TN.