AUBix, a new 40,000-square-foot multitenant data center (MTDC) in the Auburn-Opelika metropolitan area of Alabama, is helping to close the technological gap in an area that historically has been overlooked in favor of more densely populated regions of the state. The business leaders who own, operate and lease the facility envision that it will become an economic catalyst for underserved communities in the region. The ability to connect networks and enhance private businesses, government, higher education and residents in a close-to-home business model makes AUBix an excellent fit for East Alabama.
While the area is home to Auburn University, high-tech manufacturers and East Alabama Medical Center, and those who live and work in the area need access to reliable digital infrastructure and high-speed internet connectivity. AUBix is anticipated to spur growth opportunities and investment in the region, and CommScope is excited to play an important role in this digital transformation.
AUBix LLC chose CommScope’s SYSTIMAX® ultra low-loss (ULL) structured cabling solutions to build out a high-density, low-latency fiber network that delivers superior connectivity to meet current and future demands. SYSTIMAX is an ever-growing portfolio of fiber panels, factory preterminated fiber assemblies and the very latest in fiber connector technology. The AUBix data center is expandable to 100,000 feet, and as it grows, our infrastructure will grow right along with it. SYSTIMAX will allow AUBix to scale up easily and economically, whether the facility adds a cabinet, a pod or an entire data hall.
AUBix’s owners were impressed with our ULL portfolio and proven expertise in bringing cabling infrastructure to MTDCs across the country. We help data centers empower customers and internet service provider partners to plan for today’s network while allowing for future network speeds. Our preterminated SYSTIMAX solution enables the facility to bring new tenants online quickly and efficiently and provide superior bandwidth up to 400G. Tenants will enjoy turnkey compliance, thanks to an infrastructure built to exceed industry standards for cybersecurity, health care and financial services.
We maintain deep and long-lasting relationships with customers while helping them build, design and deploy customized solutions that are aligned with their technology road maps. AUBix was no exception. For example, during installation, the data center encountered a design challenge that our technical and product teams helped solve. We reengineered some of our ULL products to accommodate the data center’s equipment needs. Ingenuity and flexibility are inherent to our operations. Solving challenges is what drives us every day.
AUBix is providing an important digital advantage for an area that’s poised for rapid growth. We look forward to our continued partnership with this vital technology link and helping to bring mission-critical infrastructure to Auburn’s businesses, institutions and residents. For more information about our work with AUBix, read this case study.