Originally published to Data Center POST. 

Data Center POST interview with Bill Thomson, VP of Marketing and Product at DC BLOX

By Contributing Editor Sarah Chamberlain

Bill Thomson is vice president of marketing and product at DC BLOX, a multi-tenant data center provider in the Southeast delivering the infrastructure and connectivity to power today’s digital business. The company has data centers in Atlanta, Chattanooga and Huntsville and will soon open a center in Birmingham. Before DC BLOX, Bill worked most recently at cloud communications providers Vonage and Cbeyond (Now Birch Communications).

Data Center POST was recently at the INCOMPAS Policy Summit and had the chance to chat with Bill about DC BLOX’s Birmingham expansion, new services and more.

Data Center POST, Sarah Chamberlain (DCP-SC) Question: Tell our readers about DC BLOX and the problems you are trying to solve.

DC BLOX, Bill Thomson (DCB-BT) Answer: DC BLOX is a multi-tenant data center provider serving the needs of businesses in the Southeast. We build data centers in tier 2 growing cities where options for secure reliable facilities haven’t previously been available. And what we find is that not only is there a strong need in these cities for local colocation, but also a need for rich network connectivity to customers, to the cloud, to business partners and to mobile workers.

DCP-SC Q: DC BLOX recently announced its expansion into Birmingham, Alabama with the construction of a new data center. What is unique about the market and makes it a good opportunity?

DCB-BT-A: Birmingham is a great market for DC BLOX. They are the largest metro in the SE without a multi-purpose data center, a strong local economy, fiber availability and a growing tech industry. In addition, Birmingham also has a welcoming business climate and a strong vision for business growth in their city. They understand that data centers are core infrastructure that helps attract technology-dependent businesses and create high paying jobs. With the incentives Birmingham offered, we’ll be able to pass on the benefit to our customers, which should attract more businesses to the region. We’re very excited to be part of the Birmingham community!


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