Aug 31, 2021

DataBank breaks ground on sixth Salt Lake City data centre

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DataBank’s new data centre aims to meet growing customer demand for critical IT infrastructure

DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class colocation, connectivity, and managed services, has announced it has begun construction of its latest Salt Lake City data centre, SLC6, increasing capacity to meet the fast-growing demand for mission-critical IT infrastructure in the Utah and Salt Lake City market. 

DataBank SLC6 features 

The SLC6 facility 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 FISMA compliance requirements. The 23-acre campus includes DataBank's own private 66MW N+1 power substation, ensuring lower costs and scalability for enterprises and hyper-scale cloud ventures. The campus offers network connectivity to more than a dozen carriers and cloud providers.

Raul Martynek, Chief Exeutive Officer of DataBank, said: “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 centre for enterprise-class data centres." 

"We are proud to provide our customers with the reliable IT infrastructure they need to create a limitless digital future for their business," continues 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,” he added. 

This combination of power, network facilities, and the convenience of a campus-like setting ensure that DataBank's SLC6 will be a major data center for high-performance computing, content providers, cloud giants, hyperscale providers, and large enterprises that are giving Utah its "silicon slopes" moniker, DataBank said. 

DataBank’s edge infrastructure platform  

DataBank's edge infrastructure platform provides colocation, cloud, and network services across its 60+ data centers, modular/micro data centres, and 20 neutral interconnects. The company's hands-on support managed security and compliance services, and a 100% uptime guarantee, provide an extra level of support and reliability for enterprises.

In addition, Salt Lake City is at the nexus of growth for start-ups and venture capital in the tech industry. The region has technology, research, and education assets, as well as a top-ranked talent pool drawing from Brigham Young University, the University of Utah, and Utah State University.  A recent study conducted in all 50 states found that Salt Lake City was the best state for start-ups. Utah's capital city has more tech college degrees per capita than areas including Boston and San Francisco. 


 

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