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Greenville data center expands

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DartPoints will add more than 17,000 square feet to its Greenville data center, including a power room and electrical service entrance area.

The data center also will update electrical systems, including switchgears, generators and electrical distribution operations, allowing for quick scalability in the future, according to a news release.

DartPoints has been part of Greenville’s growing technology ecosystem since 2007.
“This investment reinforces our dedication to continuing to serve as the colocation, cloud, security and data backup leader in Greenville and the Upstate region,” Scott Willis, DartPoints CEO, said in the release. “This expansion not only strengthens the state’s internet connectivity ecosystem, but it also boosts the local economy as a whole. South Carolinians have been faced with a concerning digital divide and lack of high-performing internet infrastructure, and we’re proud to fill those gaps for local residents that we’ve loved serving for the past 15 years.”
DartPoint built its Greenville data center, located at 78 Global Drive in the city’s Global Business Park, in the region due to the area’s healthy IT industry and workforce, low risk of disasters and low-cost utilities, the company said.

"We’ve worked hard to create a business-friendly environment in our state because it means companies come here, invest in our communities, and ultimately improve the quality of life for our people, and that’s exactly what DartPoints has done in their 15 years in South Carolina,” Gov. Henry McMaster said in the release. “We’re grateful for DartPoints’ commitment to investing in South Carolinians and doing its important, innovative work in Greenville.”
In April, DartPoints announced that its Bridge IX — the first public internet exchange in the state — became operational in Columbia. South Carolina’s internet traffic has traditionally been routed to the closest major network markets, such as Atlanta and Charlotte, the release said. DartPoints’ South Carolina mission is to keep the state’s traffic local to improve network performance and reduce connectivity costs.

In South Carolina, DartPoints has data centers in Spartanburg, Columbia and North Charleston, according to the company’s website. DartPoints also has locations in Texas, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio and North Carolina.

Reach Molly Hulsey at news@scbiznews.com.

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