Philbert Shih on Salt Lake City data centre market
Source: DataBank press release
DataBank Announces Opening of “SLC5” Salt Lake City Data Center
The Company’s Fifth Facility in Salt Lake Solidifies the Region’s “Silicon Slopes” Reputation and Provides a Robust Option for West Coast Customers.
SALT LAKE CITY, July 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class colocation, connectivity, and managed services, announces the opening of its fifth Salt Lake City data center (SLC5) and is the 20th data center the company has opened in its nine metro markets.
SLC5 is strategically located in Bluffdale, UT, on DataBank’s 23-acre Granite Point Campus, an engine of digital growth that is helping to give the region its “Silicon Slopes” nickname. The campus features its own 66MW, N+1 substation guaranteeing lower costs and scalability needed for the most ambitious enterprises and hyper-scale cloud ventures.
DataBank’s newest facility features 50,000 sq ft of raised-floor space, 13 MW of total power availability, a comprehensive suite of Colocation, Cloud, Connectivity, and Managed Services, and has been designed from the ground up with a full suite of customer amenities and all the security features needed to meet HIPAA, PCI-DSS, SSAE-18 SOC1 and SOC2, GDPR, and FedRAMP compliance requirements.
This combination of power, network, facilities, and the convenience and peace-of-mind of a campus setting ensure that DataBank’s SLC5 is the ideal data center for the 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, making it an ideal backup and recovery location for customers looking for an alternative to data centers in Los Angeles or San Francisco.
“DataBank’s expansion in Salt Lake City is further evidence of the city’s growing importance in the data center market,” says 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.”
“DataBank has long been a believer in Salt Lake City as a fantastic data center market,” comments DataBank CEO, Raul K. Martynek. “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.”
For more information about SLC5, or to take a virtual tour, please visit https://www.databank.com/data-centers/salt-lake-city/granite-point-campus/slc5/
DataBank is a leading provider of enterprise-class data center, cloud, and interconnection services, offering customers 100% uptime availability of data, applications and infrastructure. DataBank’s managed data center services are anchored in world-class facilities. Our customized technology solutions are designed to help customers effectively manage risk, improve their technology performance and allow them to focus on their core business objectives. DataBank is headquartered in the historic former Federal Reserve Bank Building, in downtown Dallas, TX. For additional information on DataBank locations and services, please visit www.databank.com or call 1(800) 840-7533.