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.
DC BLOX is offering a hyperscale-ready data center campus in Rockdale County, Georgia, referred to as Atlanta East and located in Conyers, Georgia approximately 24 miles to the east of downtown Atlanta.
Atlanta East Hyperscale Data Center Features
(1) 30MW and (1) 80MW building with possibility of future expansion
10MW power blocks built in 26,000SF data halls, supporting approximately 384w/SF
135 mph wind-rated construction
On slab with 15′ ceiling height below grid
Minimum (3) Diverse Points of Entry and Meet Me Rooms
Dark fiber to 55/56 Marietta, 180 Peachtree and Myrtle Beach
High Efficiency magnetic bearing Air cooled chillers with thermal storage
Interior vertical fan coil units flanking data halls (option for high efficiency DX thermosyphon refrigerant economizers)
N+2 redundancy on chillers and N+5 on vertical fan coolers
Provisions for future liquid cooling tie-ins
Annualized design PUE of 1.3 at full load
150MW critical load and up to 216MW total load for the campus
Concurrently maintainable power line-ups
High-density design to support high-performance computing
Georgia Power (secured)
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
Man-trap / badge / biometric access
Tier III basis of design with optional Uptime Institute certification
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.
DC BLOX Background & Experience
Founded in 2014, DC BLOX has been progressively perfecting the design and construction processes of its modular, interconnected, mission-critical data center facilities. We have a proven track record in the delivery of greenfield, purpose-built facilities and are often relied upon to build new data centers on accelerated schedules.
In addition, with the acquisition of dark fiber assets and resources from Ascendant Capital Fiber and Light Source Communications, the ability to tailor custom digital infrastructure solutions to hyperscale and SaaS clients has been greatly extended.
Scalable designs that support success-based deployment from 1MW to 100MW+
All facilities designed and built to Uptime Institute Tier III requirements (Birmingham and Greenville certified)
Custom dark fiber route construction
Robust ecosystem of business partner and government relationships in the Southeast that facilitate rapid land acquisition, construction, operations, and connectivity
Well capitalized and supported by leading investors from Bain Capital and Post Road Group
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.