DC BLOX sets Berkeley County, South Carolina, as its next data center site

Sept. 28, 2023
The provider’s planned data center will support the growing regional demand for digital infrastructure space, power and connectivity.
DC BLOX,a provider of data centers, dark fiber, cable landing stations and connectivity solutions in the Southeast US, recently completed the purchase from Santee Cooper of 27.5 acres in Berkeley County, South Carolina, with plans to construct a data center at the site.

The Camp Hall Commerce Park facility will be the third data center the company has committed to building in South Carolina.

As part of the preliminary plan for the site, DC BLOX will build four buildings totaling approximately 200,000 square feet of space and 45 MW of planned power, with build-to-suit options available.

All about location

Location is a crucial consideration. Berkeley County is an attractive spot for data centers given Santee Cooper's available power, proximity to Charleston and Google’s data center in Moncks Corner, and connectivity to the new DC BLOX Cable Landing Station (CLS) in Myrtle Beach.

Also, the CLS has been confirmed as the landing station for Google’s Firmina and Nuveem subsea cables and Edge Holdings’ (subsidiary of Meta) Anjana subsea cable.

“Camp Hall is proving to be a prime location for industrial development and investment in our County,” said Johnny Cribb, Berkeley County Supervisor. “As the need for digital infrastructure becomes increasingly paramount today, we are happy to welcome DC BLOX to our area. We are confident this company’s new data center will be a critical asset for the information technology sector in our County, region, and beyond.”

Dark fiber complement

Besides the new data centers, DC BLOX is also building a new high-capacity dark fiber route between its Myrtle Beach CLS and Atlanta that runs through Berkeley County, enabling an express route to the connectivity and data center hubs in Atlanta.

“DC BLOX has quickly positioned itself to serve the rapidly growing needs for digital infrastructure in the Southeast,” said Jeff Uphues, CEO of DC BLOX. “Our new Camp Hall location will be an attractive data center for hyperscalers who need space and power to support AI/ML and other fast-growing applications. In addition, the facility will offer access to high-capacity fiber to service their customers within the region and globally.”

DC BLOX has continued to expand its presence in the Southeast. In South Carolina, DC BLOX has built data centers in Greenville and its new cable landing station in Myrtle Beach. Additional locations available for expansion include AtlantaBirmingham, Huntsville, Alabama, and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Sean Buckley

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