The Birmingham Data Center is Certified by Uptime Institute
The Birmingham data center is located in downtown Birmingham near UAB’s campus and the Innovation Depot, with easy access from Birmingham Shuttlesworth Airport and I-65. It is a 31,000 square foot colocation facility, and is phase 1 of our plan to develop a Technology and Innovation Campus that will drive the connected digital economy in Birmingham and all of Alabama.
The DC BLOX Birmingham facility is the first multi-tenant data center in the state of Alabama to receive Uptime Institute’s Tier III Certification of Constructed Facility (TCCF). The Tier III Certification ensures that the facility has been constructed as designed, capable of meeting the defined availability requirements. The Tier III Tier Certification of Constructed Facility award confirms that the data center is concurrently maintainable, requiring no shutdowns when equipment needs maintenance or replacements and no impact to IT operations.
Birmingham Colocation Features
31,000 sq. ft. initially; expandable up to 200,000 sq. ft.
13,000 sq. ft. of tenant space with conference rooms, demo space, hoteling cubes and work stations
48U lockable cabinets
Precast concrete shell
Reinforced concrete slab in data halls
Turn-key and build-to-suit options available
150 mph wind-rated structure
High density options available
Private, optical connectivity across the Southeast – 100% SLA
Carrier-neutral with virtual cross-connects to carriers in any DC BLOX data center including: AT&T, Comcast, Charter/Spectrum, Cogent, Zayo, CenturyLink and more
100G+ optical connectivity powered by Ciena
Low-latency to internet exchanges = hundreds of carrier connections
Private connectivity to public cloud providers
Software-defined network (SDN) for rapid provisioning
Enhanced security built to CUI (Controlled Unclassified Information) standards
24x7x365 manned security desk
Secure customer lockers
Layered security from the perimeter to each cabinet
CCTV at perimeter, ingress/egress, office, data hall and cabinets
Documented path for up-scope of security
Up to 5MW critical load; expandable up to 60MW
N+1 generator backup
N+1 UPS systems
Dual UPS feeds to all cabinets
24-hour on-site fuel storage
Hot aisle containment
High efficiency Direct Expansion (DX)
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Tier III Data Centers Across the Southeastern, US
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