Birmingham Data Center

Alabama Colocation with High Speed Connectivity to the World

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 Birmingham Data Center is Certified by Uptime Institute

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.

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  • Birmingham Data Center

Birmingham Data Center

433 6th Street South
Birmingham, Alabama 35233
Phone: 877.590.1684

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

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