Originally posted to Data Center POST

DC BLOX, a provider of interconnected multi-tenant data centers that delivers the infrastructure and connectivity essential to power today’s digital business, recently announced that it has been awarded a contract by the City of Birmingham, Alabama. DC BLOX was chosen as the provider of choice to help the City increase its core infrastructure’s reliability, agility and security through the implementation of colocation space and power and network connectivity.

“DC BLOX is very pleased to serve the City of Birmingham and its citizens by housing its core IT infrastructure in our Birmingham data center and by enabling a reliable disaster recovery plan,” states DC BLOX CEO Jeff Uphues. “Ever since considering Birmingham as the location for our newest data center, Mayor Woodfin and the City Council have been very supportive of our plans and efforts. So, DC BLOX is especially proud to now serve the City by enhancing the reliability, efficiency and security of the technology that Birmingham runs on.”

With goals of digitizing its existing information systems and processes, The City of Birmingham’s digital transformation was being hindered by the fact that its Software Development, Operations, Telecommunications and IT Governance services’ IT systems were housed in an on-premises location in Birmingham’s City Hall. Having been built in 1950, this location couldn’t be retrofitted to meet expanded IT requirements or goals for technology modernization, and the City of Birmingham needed a way to enhance its service delivery, business continuity, disaster recovery and connectivity by other means.

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