Berkeley County, SC Hyperscale Data Center Campus (Charleston West Coming Soon)

Connecting Globally with Hyperscale Ready Digital Infrastructure

Type: Hyperscale

Industry Situation

The rapid growth of the Southeastern US and the desire of hyperscale and SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) tech companies to deploy infrastructure closer to their consumers in the region is driving massive investments to expand digital infrastructure. The accelerating scale of digital communications and the need for richer user experiences in accessing content is driving demand for data center capacity across the region with Atlanta alone expecting over 1 gigawatt of absorption over the next 10 years.

DC BLOX Solution

DC BLOX is a leading vertically integrated digital infrastructure provider based in the Southeast that is aggressively addressing this opportunity. Currently, the company operates Tier III colocation data centers in Birmingham, AL, Chattanooga, TN, Greenville, SC and Huntsville, AL. New projects include a new Cable Landing Station (CLS) in Myrtle Beach, SC and a dark fiber route running from the Myrtle Beach CLS to Lithia Springs, GA.

Charleston West SC Hyperscale Data Center Campus

DC BLOX is offering a hyperscale-ready data center campus in Berkeley County, South Carolina, referred to as Charleston West and located on 64.5 Acres in the new Camp Hall Industrial Park. It will have direct access to SC Hwy 27 to support the rapidly growing demand for digital infrastructure space, power, and connectivity in the area. The facility will consist of three buildings comprising 1,131,000 square feet of data halls with 180MW critical load and 270MW for the campus.

Charleston West Hyperscale Data Center Features

Construction

3 buildings, comprising 1,131,000 sq. ft. of data halls

125 mph wind-rated pre-cast construction, including common space

On slab with 15’ ceiling height below grid

Network

Multiple meet-me rooms with diverse fiber duct vaults on the street

Dark fiber to 55/56 Marietta St., 180 Peachtree St., and the DC BLOX Myrtle Beach Cable Landing Station

Mechanical

High efficiency magnetic bearing air-cooled chillers with provisions for future thermal storage

Interior vertical fan coil units flanking data halls

N+2 redundancy for chillers and N+5 for vertical fan coils

Provisions for future liquid cooling

Design annualized PUE of 1.3 at full load

Electrical/Power

180MW critical load, 270MW for the campus

Concurrently maintainable power line-up

Power provider: Santee Cooper

High-density design to support high-performance computing

Certification / Security / Compliance

SOC2 Type II, NIST 800-171 and HIPAA/HITRUST with a design that supports up-scope to more stringent security standards

Video surveillance with remote monitoring

Gated site access / bollards / secure lobby

Mantrap / badge / dual factor authentication

Regional Dark Fiber Network

DC BLOX has built the first high-capacity, low-latency dark fiber East-West route from Lithia Springs, GA to Myrtle Beach, SC. The route connects into Atlanta’s Internet Exchanges and passes through Augusta and Charleston to the Myrtle Beach cable landing station offering connectivity to regional and International destinations. DC BLOX is also building a dark fiber metro ring around Atlanta connecting into the Atlanta East and Atlanta West sites as well as to the East-West route.

New dark fiber route options to suit specific customer needs are also available.

Next Steps

DC BLOX has the design, construction, operations, networking, and security experience to meet the needs of today’s hyperscale and large-scale technology companies.

Please contact Jason Walker, SVP of Strategic Development, to discuss your project.

Send a Message

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.
Keep me informed about DC BLOX