DataBank announces second expansion of data center on the Utah silicon slopes

DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class colocation, connectivity, and managed services, announced another expansion of its SLC6 data center. This and a previously announced expansion come at a time when Salt Lake City is rapidly becoming a go-to data center destination and one of the fastest-growing technology hubs in the country, not only for innovators but also as an alternative to expensive data centers in California.

SLC6, designed to accommodate AI deployments as well as traditional IT environments is primed to support the area with infrastructure resources for the region’s enterprises and tech startups. The technology appeal of the Utah region is demonstrated by the newly created Utah Innovation Fund, which signifies the state’s dedication to nurturing nascent technology companies and is helping Utah to become the nation’s fastest-growing startup and entrepreneurial economy.

As one of six data centers DataBank operates in the Salt Lake City area, SLC6 will add 25,000 square feet of raised floor space and 5MW of Critical Power, inclusive of a dedicated catcher reserve block.

Expected to be completed in Q1 of 2024, this second expansion further supplements the 25,000 square feet of raised floor space and 6MW of Critical Power that DataBank is also adding during Q1 of 2024. Once the two expansions are completed, SLC6 will feature 88,250 square feet of raised floor space and 22MW of Critical Power.

“The SLC6 expansions sync with how the data center market in the Salt Lake area is expanding rapidly,” said DataBank Vice President of Construction, Tony Qorri. “We’re ready to support large enterprises, software developers, social media platforms, and hardware manufacturers that need extra data center capacity to run their operations.”

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