The TCCF process includes live system demonstrations under real-world conditions, validating performance across the data center environment.
DC BLOX, a provider of multi-tenant data centers that deliver the infrastructure and connectivity essential to power today’s digital business, has achieved a Tier III Certification of Constructed Facility (TCCF) for its Birmingham data center from Uptime Institute, the global authority for industry tier certification in data center design, build and operations.
The TCCF process includes live system demonstrations under real-world conditions, validating performance across the data center environment. The award is based on the review of multiple mechanical and facility criteria as defined in Uptime Institute’s Tier Standard: Topology, the globally recognized benchmark for data center reliability and effectiveness.
As the first multi-tenant data center operator in Alabama to achieve this certification, DC BLOX is demonstrating its dedication to ensuring customers receive the reliability of a world-class data center, providing state-of-the-art data center and connectivity services in markets that previously did not have access to these critical solutions. In addition to its facilities, DC BLOX’s carrier-grade, resilient, high-capacity private network connecting its data centers across the Southeast ensures customers can support their growth and achieve their digital transformation goals with a local data center partner that delivers a high level of availability and resiliency.
“We’re thrilled to achieve Uptime Institute’s Tier III TCCF certification, which supports our core commitment to serving locally as a trusted data center partner in the Southeast,” comments Mark Masi, Chief Operating Officer of DC BLOX. “In the past, businesses located in smaller cities or underserved markets have had a difficult choice to make: either they commit to long drives to colocation data centers in major cities, settle for less reliable local facilities or build their own data centers. We’re proud to offer organizations a secure, reliable data center option locally to help them focus their resources and accelerate their growth.”
The TCCF certification continues DC BLOX’s history of dedication to reliability and uptime. All DC BLOX data centers are built to a Tier III standard of design, and the company has also received Uptime Institute’s Tier III Certification of Design Documents for its Birmingham data center.
“We congratulate DC BLOX on their achievement,” said Christopher Brown, Chief Technical Officer, Uptime Institute. “The Tier Certification of Constructed Facility Certification ensures that the facility has been constructed as designed, capable of meeting the defined availability requirements. The Tier III TCCF award is concurrently maintainable, requiring no shutdowns when equipment needs maintenance or replacements and no impact to IT operations. Additionally, we applaud DC BLOX’s strategic position of locating in underserved markets in the Southeast.”
All of the DC BLOX facilities — Atlanta, Chattanooga, Huntsville and Birmingham — are strategically located in underserved markets to fully support the needs of enterprise businesses, government entities, content providers and managed service providers. Each data center is interconnected with DC BLOX’s high-speed fiber-optic network, supporting business continuity, disaster recovery, content delivery, hybrid cloud and large-scale storage scenarios. To ensure customers are leveraging the availability and reliability they depend on, DC BLOX provides a 100% power availability Service Level Agreement (SLA), along with SLAs for temperature and humidity, to ensure that equipment housed in a DC BLOX data center is kept cool, dry and safe.
To learn more about DC BLOX, please visit www.dcblox.com.
About DC BLOX
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 private network fabric and robust connectivity ecosystem enable access to built-in carriers, Internet exchanges, public cloud providers, and DC BLOX data centers to businesses across the Southeast. DC BLOX’s data centers are located in Atlanta, GA; Birmingham, AL; Huntsville, AL; and Chattanooga, TN. For more information, please visit www.dcblox.com, call +1.877.590.1684, and connect with DC BLOX on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
About Uptime Institute
Uptime Institute is the IT industry’s most trusted and adopted global standard for the proper design, build and operation of data centers – the backbone of the digital economy. For over 25 years, Uptime Institute has been providing customers with the assurance that their digital infrastructure can perform at a level that is consistent with their business needs, across a wide array of operating conditions. With its data center Tier Standard & Certifications, Management & Operations reviews, Efficient IT Stamp of Approval, and accredited educational curriculum for data center professionals, Uptime Institute helps organizations optimize critical IT assets while managing costs, resources and efficiency. Uptime Institute has become the de facto standard for data center reliability, sustainability and efficiency. Today, thousands of companies rely on Uptime Institute to enable their digital-centric business success. www.uptimeinstitute.com.