DataBank announces the start of construction on SLC6, its newest Salt Lake City data center, increasing its data center capacity to meet the market’s fast-growing demand.
DataBank is the leading provider of enterprise-class colocation, connectivity, and managed services. Its new build will help the company better meet Utah’s and the Salt Lake City market’s increased requirements for the professional housing of IT infrastructures.
SLC6 will reside on DataBank’s Granite Point Campus, between Salt Lake City and Utah’s Silicon Slopes, in Bluffdale. The campus covers 23 acres, including DataBank’s own private 66MW N+1 power substation. In turn, it guarantees low cost and scalability for corporations and hyper-scale cloud projects.
The DataBank’s Granite Point Campus serves over a dozen carriers and cloud providers. It features a full array of customer amenities and security measures to comply with HIPAA, PCI-DSS, SSAE-18 SOC1 and SOC2, GDPR, and FISMA.
Raul Martynek, who serves the role of CEO of DataBank, had this to say:
We are proud to provide our customers with the reliable IT infrastructure they need to create a limitless digital future for their business. 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 new SLC6 data center will meet growing customer demand for critical IT infrastructure in Utah’s “Silicon Slopes” technology hotbed. Read the release. https://t.co/x0ARzsqJd9
— DataBank_Ltd (@DataBank_Ltd) August 30, 2021
The SLC6 will combine power, network facilities, and the convenience of a campus-like setting. In turn, it will serve high-performance computing, content providers, cloud giants, hyperscale providers, and large enterprises nicknamed ‘Silicon Slopes.’
Martynek further explained:
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. In addition, it further contributes to Utah’s status as a key center for enterprise-class data centers.
Technology, research, education assets, top-ranked talent pool drawn from Brigham Young University, the University of Utah, and Utah State University, are also available in the Salt Lake City region. In other words, the SLC6 will be located in the epicenter of the IT industry’s expansion for start-ups and venture capital.