Colocation service provider DataBank, has announced the opening of its fifth data center (SLC5) in Salt Lake City, sited on the company’s 23-acre Granite Point Campus in Bluffdale.

SLC5 also marks DataBank’s twentieth operational data center facility across its portfolio of nine metro markets including Dallas, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Kansas City, Salt Lake City, and Indianapolis.

“DataBank has long been a believer in Salt Lake City as a fantastic data center market. 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,” said Raul K. Martynek, Chief Executive Officer of DataBank.

Targeting hyper-scale cloud customers, SLC5 features 50,000 square feet of raised-floor space, 13MW of total power availability, a suite of colocation, cloud, connectivity, and managed services, as well as claimed to be developed in compliance with HIPAA, PCI-DSS, SSAE-18 SOC1 and SOC2, GDPR, and FedRAMP.

“DataBank’s expansion in Salt Lake City is further evidence of the city’s growing importance in the data center market. 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,” said Philbert Shih, Managing Director of Structure Research.

DataBank’s Granite Point Campus features its own 66MW substation, and houses SLC2, SLC3, SLC4, as well as the new Tier III Carrier-neutral data center SLC5. SLC1 is sited downtown business district of Salt Lake City as a primary Carrier-hotel.

This announcement follows the appointment of Jeremy Pease as the company’s new Senior Vice President of Managed Services. Jeremy will focus on developing operations around DataBank’s managed service business and report directly to Martynek.