DataBank, a U.S. provider of enterprise-grade colocation, connectivity, and managed services, has opened its fifth Salt Lake City data center (SLC5). It is the 20th data center DataBank has opened in its nine metro markets.
DataBank’s newest data center features 50,000 square feet of raised-floor space and 13 MW of total power availability. It offers a comprehensive suite of colocation, cloud, connectivity, and managed services. The facility has been designed from the ground up with a full suite of customer amenities. It includes all the security features needed to meet HIPAA, PCI-DSS, SSAE-18 SOC1 and SOC2, GDPR, and FedRAMP compliance requirements.
“DataBank’s expansion in Salt Lake City is further evidence of the city’s growing importance in the data center market,” sais Philbert Shih, Managing Director of Structure Research. “The region’s accessibility, quality of life, and business-friendly climate are attracting technology companies and talent, making it a legitimate data center location option for those on the west coast.”
Granite Point Campus
The data center campus features its own 66MW, N+1 substation guaranteeing lower costs and scalability needed for the most ambitious enterprises and hyper-scale cloud ventures.
This combination of power, network, and facilities at this data center campus would cater to the needs of high-performance computing, content providers, cloud giants, hyperscale providers and large enterprises. In addition, the Granite Point Campus is located in an area of low natural disaster risk. This would make it an ideal backup and recovery location for customers looking for an alternative to data centers in Los Angeles or San Francisco.
“DataBank has long been a believer in Salt Lake City as a fantastic data center market,” said Raul K. Martynek, CEO of DataBank. “We’ve demonstrated our commitment to the metro by investing heavily in the Granite Point Campus. SLC5 is just our latest expansion, and if market response is any indication, it will not be our last. Plans are already on the drawing board for SLC6.”