DC BLOX, a multi-tenant data center company offering robust connectivity and storage solutions for distributed IT in the Southeastern U.S., has recently announced the immediate availability of their new cloud storage service. This cloud storage, designed to scale alongside the growing demands of businesses, enables DC BLOX customers to reduce the cost, complexity and risk of off-site data backups.

Accelerating data growth, resulting from widespread industry digitization, brings both significant advantages and costs to businesses. The challenges of this unprecedented growth in data, such as the added complexity of expanding storage infrastructure and managing data copies for processing, analysis, backup and beyond, place added pressure on businesses. Companies experiencing these symptoms of rapid growth can now leverage DC BLOX’s local, reliable cloud storage to avoid costly capital outlay and better protect critical data from both natural disasters and major system outages. The service also offers the added benefit of a lower cost than comparable cloud storage providers like Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure, preserving cash and mitigating risk for businesses.

To ensure compatibility with the broadest base of applications, the cloud storage platform supports both object storage (S3 API) and file storage (SMB) protocols with local storage in any of DC BLOX’s data centers throughout the Southeastern U.S. The service allows customers to protect data with geographic diversity from their business premises and from within a DC BLOX data center across the DC BLOX network.

The platform’s simple predictable pricing, higher performance, low-price file storage, private connectivity and local support are just some of advantages that make the DC BLOX storage service more attractive than public cloud providers. Data can even be replicated to a second DC BLOX data center over its high-speed private network for no extra charge.

“We designed DC BLOX Cloud Storage for businesses in the Southeast that want their data to stay local, secure and protected against both systemic and natural disasters,” states Chris Gatch, Chief Technology Officer of DC BLOX. “Our solution leverages best-in-breed object storage technology, enabling highly efficient, reliable storage at scale, and a file system solution for compatibility with a wide range of applications.”

This cloud service constitutes the latest addition to the array of top-tier benefits DC BLOX offers its customers. The addition of a robust cloud storage service underpins the company’s mission to meet the industry’s needs from burgeoning content, data and application demands while remaining close to customers in growing cities.