Birmingham Data Center

Alabama Colocation With High Speed Connectivity to the World

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Type: Colocation, Hyperscale, Single-Tenant

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.

Uptime Institute Tier III Design and Facility logos

DC BLOX’s Birmingham data center campus is being expanded to accomodate wholesale and hyperscale opportunities.

Birmingham Colocation Features

Building Specifications

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

Perimeter fencing

24x7x365 manned security desk

Vehicle gate

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


N+1 cooling

Hot aisle containment

High efficiency Direct Expansion (DX)

High-Density Colocation

Supports up to 32kW per 48u cabinet

Water-cooled rear-door heat exchangers per cabinet

Larger cabinet size – 800×1200

Mix standard cabinets and HPC cabinets in same data hall

high performance Computing

Birmingham Expansion for Wholesale & Hyperscale Opportunities

Birmingham data center expansion for wholesale & hyperscale opportunities

DC BLOX’s Birmingham data center campus offers colocation and wholesale solutions today, with a new 263,000 sq ft data center available for large-scale build-to-suit deployments. The campus is connected to DC BLOX’s regional network with dark fiber connectivity available.

Site Plan for Birmingham Data Center Expansion

Acreage: 30.53 (~15 available)

Total SF (Buildable): 263,000 SF

Number of Buildings: 2

SF/Building: BHM1-B: 263,000 SF (2-story)

Initial Move-In: 3/27 with 54MW

Total (Critical/Gross): 40cMW/60gMW

Utility Provider: Alabama Power

DC BLOX Birmingham data center expansion site plan for wholesale and hyperscale
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433 6th Street South
Birmingham, Alabama 35233
Phone: 877.590.1684

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