One Company’s Expansion Strategy Along the Unfolding Edge of the Data Center Universe.
SiteSelection.com – November, 2019.
In this article, Kurt Stoever, Chief Product & Marketing Officer at DC BLOX, discusses the site selection strategy used to determine their data center locations in the Southeastern U.S. Analytics are used to identify potential locations, but a key consideration is building where a positive and direct impact can be made on the economic growth and development of an area. This coupled with a strong desire to help the local community guides DC BLOX’s site selection strategy, and it is consistent with their vision to serve locally and connect globally in the cities and regions it is working in.
Excerpt from the article:
Atlanta-based DC BLOX is aiming for a very specific target: the infrastructure needs of businesses and communities in emerging and underserved markets throughout the southeastern U.S., where robust connectivity and Tier III data center availability is limited. With multi-tenant data centers in Atlanta, Chattanooga, Huntsville and now Birmingham, it’s only getting started.
The company’s market map shows 15 more cities — from Louisville to Tampa, and from Raleigh to New Orleans — where it plans to site future data centers. One of the parameters is to not only locate in underserved cities, but to, when feasible, site the facilities in underserved parts of those cities.