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DataBank, a data center provider delivering colocation, connectivity, and managed services, has announced the start of construction on SLC6, its newest Salt Lake City data center. The new build will increase the company’s data center capacity to meet Utah’s and the Salt Lake City market’s fast-growing demand for the professional housing of IT infrastructures.
SLC6 will be located on DataBank’s Granite Point Campus, and is strategically positioned in Bluffdale, UT, between Salt Lake City and Utah’s ‘Silicon Slopes.’ DataBank’s own private 66MW N+1 power substation is located on the 23-acre site, guaranteeing “cheaper costs and scalability” for corporations and hyper-scale cloud projects.
More than a dozen carriers and cloud providers are connected to the data center campus’ network. The SLC6 facility has been designed from the ground up to provide a full array of customer amenities as well as all of the security measures required to comply with HIPAA, PCI-DSS, SSAE-18 SOC1 and SOC2, GDPR, and FISMA.
“Offering a range of colocation, cloud, connectivity, and managed services, DataBank’s SLC6 facility will offer the ideal place for an enterprise to grow and control its own destiny,” said Raul Martynek, CEO of DataBank. “In addition, it further contributes to Utah’s status as a key center for enterprise-class data centers.”
Hyperscalers, Content Providers
“We are proud to provide our customers with the reliable IT infrastructure they need to create a limitless digital future for their business,” added Mr. Martynek. “This expansion aligns with the company’s commitment to enterprises with workloads of all shapes and sizes, from high-density hyperscalers to local small businesses that do business on the edge.”
DataBank’s SLC6 will be a major data center for the high-performance computing, content providers, cloud giants, hyperscale providers, and large enterprises that have earned Utah the nickname ‘silicon slopes’ thanks to its combination of power, network facilities, and the convenience of a campus-like setting.
Furthermore, Salt Lake City would be in the epicenter of the IT industry’s expansion for start-ups and venture capital. Technology, research, and education assets, as well as a top-ranked talent pool drawn from Brigham Young University, the University of Utah, and Utah State University, are all available in the region.