In a move that reinforces the regional moniker “Silicon Slopes” in Utah, DataBank announced the opening of data halls number four and five in its SLC5 data center, located at the company’s Granite Point North campus complex in Bluffdale, Utah.
The announcement comes on the heels of the company’s recently announced opening of data hall three at the same location. The Salt Lake City region, also known as the “Silicon Slopes” provides a business-friendly environment and low cost of living that can help any enterprise grow. That, combined with low power costs and ample network connectivity, has led to an explosion of large technology companies putting down roots in the state.
The completion of the five data halls is reflective of the regional embrace of technology and of unrelenting customer demand for colocation, connectivity and cloud services. All of this solidifies Salt Lake City’s status as a prime location for enterprise-class data centers.
Salt Lake City residents have more tech degrees per capita than a number of other major cities, including Boston, Denver and San Francisco. In addition, a recent report found that the technology sector was the number 1 driver of commercial real estate leasing in the area. On top of that, there are now 95 tech companies that call Salt Lake City home, and the number is growing.
Like the rest of the facilities on the Granite Point campus, SLC5 offers network connectivity to over a dozen carriers and cloud providers, as well as access to DataBank’s own private, onsite, 66 MW N+1 power substation.
This combination of power, network, facilities and the convenience and peace of mind ensure that DataBank’s SLC5 is the ideal data center for high-performance computing for content providers, cloud giants, hyperscalers and enterprises.