Torch Technologies Selects DC BLOX for Data Center Services

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DC BLOX to host Torch Technologies client infrastructure in its Huntsville and Birmingham, Alabama, locations

ATLANTA, GA – August 6, 2019. Atlanta-based DC BLOX, a multi-tenant data center provider delivering the infrastructure and connectivity essential to power today’s digital business, today announced that Torch Technologies, one of the nation’s top 100 government contractors, has chosen DC BLOX to deliver colocation, network services, and cloud storage in its Huntsville and Birmingham, AL, data centers. Torch Technologies (Torch), headquartered in Huntsville, AL, with over $1.7 billion in active contracts, provides research, development, and engineering services to the Federal Government.

Torch will deploy client IT infrastructure in DC BLOX’s Huntsville and Birmingham data centers. Connected with DC BLOX’s high-speed private network fabric, the solution ensures business continuity in the event of a natural or systemic disaster. DC BLOX will also provide a private network connection from Torch’s site in Huntsville, AL. Cloud storage services in both locations will provide Torch Technologies with redundant off-site data storage.

“Torch Technologies has been interested in moving our IT infrastructure into a more secure and reliable location for years, but access to Tier 3 data centers in our area is very limited, stated John Watson, President and CEO of Torch Technologies. “DC BLOX impressed us with the quality of their facilities and their plans to build connected data centers across the Southeast.”

DC BLOX builds Tier 3 data centers with rich connectivity to serve enterprises, government entities and contractors, education, healthcare, and content organizations, as well as managed service providers serving local markets. DC BLOX’s Huntsville and Birmingham locations are SOC 2 compliant and are built to Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) government standards. DC BLOX also manages data centers in Chattanooga, TN, and Atlanta, GA, and strives to be the most secure, reliable, and trustworthy data center provider in the markets it serves.

“We’re thrilled to have Torch Technologies select our data centers,” said Jeff Uphues, CEO of DC BLOX. “Torch Technologies is a highly respected government contractor in Huntsville that values the industry-leading security and performance features of our facilities and embodies the kind of customer we built our data centers for. We are proud and honored to partner with a company that puts such a strong emphasis on supporting both local communities and the men and women of our country, values we certainly share.”

About Torch Technologies
Founded in October 2002, Torch is a 100% employee-owned business dedicated to quality technical services, competitive costs, and ethical business practices. Torch has received both national and local recognition for its business performance, workplace environment, and ethical business practices. Most recently, in 2019, Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine named Torch one of the country’s Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services for the fourth consecutive year. Washington Technology also listed Torch in its annual “Top 100” Government Contractors ranking for the fifth consecutive year in 2019. Torch was ranked in the Inc. 5000 list for the twelfth consecutive year in 2018. Additionally, Bloomberg Government listed Torch in its annual “Top 200” ranking for the second consecutive year in 2018. For more information, visit the company’s website at

DC BLOX owns and operates interconnected multi-tenant data centers that deliver the infrastructure and connectivity essential to power today’s digital business. DC BLOX’s colocation facilities, robust connectivity ecosystem, dark fiber solutions, and hyperscale-ready data centers provide the digital infrastructure necessary to enable the rapid growth of the Southeast’s digital economy. DC BLOX’s data centers are located in Atlanta, GA; Birmingham, AL; Huntsville, AL; Chattanooga, TN; Greenville, SC, Myrtle Beach, SC, with several others in development. For more information, please visit, call +1.877.590.1684, and connect with DC BLOX on X, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

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