Dallas-based DataBank has broken ground on its fourth data center at its Granite Point campus in Bluffdale. Dubbed SLC5, the new facility joins three other massive data-storage facilities and DataBank’s 66-megawatt privately owned substation. The company expects SLC5 to be ready for service in the fourth quarter of this year.

DataBank said that SLC5 will be a fully integrated and highly connected state-of-the-art facility, designed with the flexibility to address growth across a wide range of customer requirements. The facility will connect the company’s SLC interconnection point via a high-speed optical metro transport ring. SLC5 will offer a full suite of services, 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,” said Kevin Ooley, president and chief financial officer at 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 power substation. SLC5 offers customers redundancy at every level along with the ability to securely and reliably deliver applications and content.”

SLC5 was designed to support 10 megawatts of redundant critical-load capacity to meet high-performance computing requirements, Ooley said. It will also offer full customer amenities including break areas, private offices, a training room, a burn-in room and secure storage.

The facility will have five 10,000-square-foot data halls with 36-inch raised floors and a total gross size of 90,000 square feet. It will be built to support all industry- and government-mandated security requirements.

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