Originally posted on Data Center POST
The Greenville South Carolina market just got a significant upgrade of its Data Center capabilities – the first Tier III data center in South Carolina is preparing to go on line later this year. On April 1, 2021, DC BLOX, a provider of interconnected multi-tenant data centers, broke ground on its new Tier III data center serving the entire Greenville-Spartanburg market. The multi-tenant facility will offer connections to DC BLOX’s carrier-grade mesh network connectivity ecosystem, connecting it to the DC BLOX portfolio of data centers in Atlanta, GA; Birmingham, AL; Chattanooga, TN; and Huntsville, AL. This first phase of construction is scheduled to be completed by the third quarter of 2021.
To mark the occasion, the executive team from DC BLOX was joined by the Governor of South Carolina, Henry McMaster, Senator, Lynsey Graham, and the Mayor of Greenville, Knox White, for a celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony. Mayor White shared, “I believe this is central infrastructure for the 21st century, just as the railroads were for the 19th century, and the Interstate Highway System was for the mid 20th century, this is essential infrastructure for the digital economy and it’s really going to be catalytic … and I think it’ll be a turning point for us.”
Jeff Uphues, CEO of DC BLOX shared, “Greenville is such a wonderful market. We’re super excited about the impact of what we can make here and we have to say that the Greenville area, and how welcoming they’ve been, every business, every community leader that we’ve met, opens their arms and welcomes us to this community. And we’re going to do our best to support it through our technology and innovation center back behind me. This data center will be one of the unique properties anywhere in the state”.
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