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Construction Begins on DataBank’s SLC5 Facility, Bringing Enterprises and Hyperscalers Significant Power & Space

 DataBank’s Newest Data Center Will Allow Businesses to Rapidly Deploy and Expand 

DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class data center, connectivity, managed services and cloud solutions, announces that construction is underway on its Salt Lake City 5 (SLC5) data center. SLC5 has a ready-for-service date of Q4 2019. The DataBank Granite Point Campus includes SLC2, SLC3, and SLC4 data centers as well as DataBank’s privately-owned 66-megawatt substation, offering significant power capabilities and reliability for the entire campus.

Utah has seen such significant business growth in the technology sector, it’s earned the nickname “Silicon Slopes”. Tech jobs in the state are growing at a rate of 3.6% (nearly double the national average). Those jobs are in areas such as IT support, information, computer and software sales and manufacturing. As a fully integrated and highly connected state-of-the-art facility, SLC5 is designed with the flexibility to address this growth across a wide range of customer requirements. The facility will connect to SLC1, the de facto carrier SLC interconnection point via a high-speed optical metro transport ring. SLC5 will also encompass DataBank’s full services suite including colocation, compliant hosting, managed services, cloud computing, and storage.

“Today’s high-performance computing, content providers, cloud giants and large enterprises need the ability to rapidly scale across all fronts – capacity, power, cooling, and connectivity,” comments Kevin Ooley, President & CFO for DataBank. “DataBank designed the Granite Point campus with our customers’ power and expansion requirements in mind, which were also the underlying reasons we designed and operate our own N+1 power substation. SLC5 offers customers redundancy at every level along with the ability to securely and reliably deliver applications and content.”

Data centers are the unsung heroes of the internet, providing much needed data storage, managed services and power that are the backbone of connectivity and will become even more important as IoT, AI and ML become ubiquitous and edge computing brings compute processing close to the source of the data.

Designed to support mission-critical workloads, SLC5 will be built to the standards necessary to achieve a high-security environment such as HIPAAPCI-DSSSSAE-18 SOC1 and SOC2, GDPR, and FedRAMP.

For additional information, please visit www.databank.com or call 1 (800) 840-7533.

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