GRAND OPENING EVENT ON NOVEMBER 15
Data center, connectivity, and managed services provider, DataBank, has announced the opening of its latest data center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Codenamed SLC6, the new data center is DataBank’s sixth facility in Salt Lake City, sited on the company’s 23-acre Granite Point Campus which is located between downtown Salt Lake City and Utah’s “Silicon Slopes” in Bluffdale.
SLC6 delivers 171,000 square feet of expansion to the campus with two new data halls and a total of 100,000 square feet of raised floor- of which 50,000 square feet will be available upon opening of the data center.
“Utah is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing tech hubs in the U.S. The state’s prime real estate, low cost of living, and deep technology talent pool, make it an ideal location for start-ups,” said Tony Qorri, vice president of construction at DataBank.
“Additionally, its internet speeds are among the fastest in the nation, which is attractive to start-ups as well as enterprises. Bringing this additional capacity to the Silicon Slopes deepens our roots in the region. This aligns well with DataBank’s growth strategy and our dedication to providing our customers with world-class IT infrastructure.”
DataBank broke ground on this Salt Lake City data center in August 2021, with plans to meet the growing demand for mission-critical IT infrastructure in Utah and the Salt Lake City market.
Few weeks ago, DataBank announced the closing of its initial recapitalization led by Swiss Life Asset Management AG (SLAM), EDF Invest, Northleaf Capital Partners and Ardian. This recapitalization was first announced in June with plans to sell 27% of fully diluted equity interests in DataBank from existing investors for $1.2 billion. However, new investors joined SLAM and EDF Invest, increasing the size of this initial stage to 35% equity interests that were sold for approximately $1.5 billion in cash.
As announced, the grand opening event for SLC6 is slated for November 15, delivering about 11MW of power immediately, and plans to offer another 11MW in the future.