A new $13 million Edge data center is coming to Huntsville, Ala. The five-acre site will be located near the Marshall Space Flight Center and Redstone Arsenal.
DC BLOX, a leading Edge data center provider announced the plans on Tuesday, with phase one of the facility expected to be completed by summer 2018.
“Huntsville represents a perfect location for our next data center and aligns well with our strategy of delivering highly available data center and network services to Edge markets,” said CEO of DC BLOX, Jeff Uphues. “The design, build and operation of this data center will accommodate clients who must manage and protect confidential unclassified and classified information which are a critical segment of the Huntsville economy.”
The Huntsville Edge facility will equip local businesses with the infrastructure they need to perform high-tech, defense related, manufacturing, education and healthcare jobs.
“We are excited to welcome DC BLOX to Huntsville,” exclaimed Lucia Cape, senior VP of economic development for the Madison County Chamber. “Technology drives our economy, and data centers enable technology and innovation. The DC BLOX investment will improve our infrastructure and help us attract new companies and jobs to the region.”
“Huntsville is one of America’s fastest-growing tech cities, seeing year-over-year tech job growth,” said Tommy Battle, Mayor of Huntsville. “DC BLOX is an excellent addition to our city. We are known for innovation, and having a data center that’s capable of keeping up with the demands of new technologies and trends puts us even further at the forefront.”
DC BLOX will also be offering carrier grade network services, cloud and cloud integration services and co-location in Huntsville.