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DC BLOX Acquires NextGen Storage Services Company Ploid

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, a multi-tenant data center partner delivering the
infrastructure and connectivity essential to power today’s digital
business, announces the acquisition of Ploid, a provider of storage
infrastructure as a service for independent research institutions, life
sciences and genomic sequencing organizations. Ploid is a leader in
massive scale hybrid cloud data storage services and is a HudsonAlpha
Institute for Biotechnology associate company. Peyton McNully, the
co-founder and CEO of Ploid, will be joining DC BLOX as its Chief Cloud

“DC BLOX is excited to welcome the Ploid team. The acquisition of
Ploid’s high-performance storage platform and expertise accelerates DC
BLOX’s capabilities serving the large-scale data storage requirements of
businesses across the Southeast, especially science and healthcare
institutions,” says Chris Gatch, DC BLOX Chief Technology Officer. “This
platform greatly reduces the complexities and expense of storing large
volumes of data and offers targeted integration with important
scientific, healthcare and research platforms.”

The combination of Ploid and DC BLOX now makes Ploid’s storage solution
and data pipeline technology available in all of DC BLOX’s connected
data centers across the Southeast. Companies can now enjoy on-demand
object and file storage deployed in their local market, connected at
high speed, and reachable at very low latency.

“I am thrilled to join the DC BLOX team,” states Peyton McNully, CEO and
co-founder of Ploid. “DC BLOX’s data centers and network with Ploid’s
storage platform offers companies a leading option for secure, reliable,
high-performance cloud storage. DC BLOX’s commitment to expanding the
ecosystem of edge on-demand cloud capabilities in life sciences,
healthcare, and digital enterprises is a vision for the future that is
very exciting to be a part of.”

Jim Hudson, co-founder and President of the Board of Directors of
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology said, “we are excited to welcome
DC BLOX and this new chapter for Ploid and its founders. Ploid was
formed as a HudsonAlpha associate company to meet the needs of large
genomic datasets. This acquisition confirms the importance of robust
storage infrastructure for genomics and provides another outstanding
entrepreneurial story from HudsonAlpha.”

To learn more about DC BLOX and Ploid and how their Cloud Storage
services can help your organization, please visit


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infrastructure and connectivity essential to power today’s digital
business. DC BLOX’s software-defined network services enable access to a
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