The SLC6 colocation data center in Salt Lake City operated by DataBank has opened its doors to clients. The expanded colocation capacity is aimed at the expanding market demand in Salt Lake City and Utah for mission-critical IT housing infrastructure.
100,000 square feet of elevated floor space are added as part of the 171,000 square foot addition, of which 50,000 square feet will be available on day one. The two additional data halls established by the building project are scheduled to launch this month. There are already 11 megawatts of power available, and a further 11 megawatts will be made accessible in the future.
“Utah is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing tech hubs in the U.S.,” said Tony Qorri, Vice President of Construction at DataBank. “The state’s prime real estate, low cost of living, and deep technology talent pool, make it an ideal location for start-ups. Additionally, its internet speeds are among the fastest in the nation, which is attractive to start-ups as well as enterprises.”
HIPAA, PCI-DSS, FISMA
SLC6 resides on the Granite Point Campus of DataBank, which would be ideally situated halfway between Bluffdale and Utah’s ‘Silicon Slopes’ in downtown Salt Lake City. The 23-acre property is directly fiber-tethered to DataBank’s SLC1 data center and carrier hotel, making it a perfect location for workloads on the West Coast that would need a reliable and scalable setting.
The SLC6 colocation data center has been built from the ground up to include all the security elements required to comply with HIPAA, PCI-DSS, SSAE-18 SOC1 and SOC2, GDPR, and FISMA regulations. It also has a complete complement of customer amenities. The facility would be well located for clients wishing to increase capacity and effectively use current personnel and resources because it is close to four other DataBank colocation data centers on the Granite Point property.
“Bringing this additional capacity to the Silicon Slopes deepens our roots in the region,” added Mr. Qorri. “This aligns well with DataBank’s growth strategy and our dedication to providing our customers with world-class IT infrastructure.”