This article was originally published on chattanoogan.com.
Chattanooga’s newest data center, DC BLOX, held its first IT business connection event last week. This event launched the first of several planned events designed to bring area IT professionals together with major technology companies. In collaboration with Comcast and Ciena, DC BLOX hosted regional IT professionals at their site. The company provided tours of their new data center as well as the Ciena demonstration truck. Both Comcast and DC BLOX presented their capabilities via presentations to more than 35 local Chattanooga IT professionals.
“Since we opened our new data center here, more and more large data-focused companies have shown their interested in utilizing our network and Chattanooga’s robust fiber infrastructure,” said Benny Middleton, Tennessee director of business development for DC BLOX. “We are bringing technology businesses together in the ideal location. The more connections that are built with national carriers, the greater the chances are for major content providers like Netflix and Hulu to see this area as prime real estate. This would not only mean faster services in the home but regional economic development. Connections with companies like Comcast and Ciena vastly improve an area’s technological capabilities and offer easily-accessible data services to businesses. These types of partnerships tie to our company strategy of edge connected data centers bringing technology advantages to mid-tier cities across the Southeast.”
DC BLOX creates and operates edge data centers providing customers with the ability to securely backup, transfer and restore information while syncing in real-time. The company is able to move data in hours or minutes instead of days by utilizing cloud-based services. In the event of a crisis or emergency situation, their clients’ sensitive information is warehoused outside of an impact zone resulting in safe storage, said officials.
The Atlanta-based company expanded into Chattanooga earlier this year and held a ribbon-cutting in September. To find out more about DC BLOX, call (877) 590-1684, visit www.dcBLOX.com or follow DC BLOX on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.