First phase of next-generation facility will be home to one of the
nation’s top high-end centers and offer businesses a wide range of
colocation, cloud-based computing, storage and enterprise solutions
The 22,400 square foot center will be located on a 6.5 acre site at the sprawling
When it opens, the center will be one of only 52 in the U.S. with a Tier 3 or 4 rating, the highest in the industry based on data center certifications by the
C Spire’s Tier 3-plus facility will be the premiere data center in the Southeast with ample commercial space available for businesses and the only one in its class and capability within 250 miles of its location. Other centers are operated in
“Now, more than ever before, businesses need to intelligently manage their data and critical operational processes to handle the explosive growth of mobile, Internet and corporate-based data demands through cloud-based solutions,” said
Hankins said the company plans to get its data center officially certified by the Institute and is building and managing the facility to the rigorous standards required by the rating and certification authority. “This level of computing power has never before been so readily available to businesses in this region,” he said.
The announcement was made during a news conference attended by local, regional and state government officials, business leaders and economic developers, who cited benefits from construction activities and new jobs as well as the center’s ability to attract new business investment and growth.