Facebook has announced it will expand the size of a data center under construction in Eagle Mountain from 1 million square feet to 1.5 million square feet, according to a Wednesday news release from the data center.Facebook first broke ground on the campus in May 2018. To date, Facebook has po...
Salt Lake City (SLC) is a growing data center market. A young technical work force has encouraged tech companies to set up shop in Utah. The Salt Lake MSA has 1.2 million people and the greater Salt Lake City–Provo–Orem CSA has 2.5 million people.
Salt Lake Colocation
The largest data center companies have not yet invaded SLC and the market is dominated by Flexential (formerly Viawest) and DataBank (formerly C7 Data Centers)
Data Centers Announced or Under Construction
Salt Lake’s reputation as a sleepy secondary market is changing with the recent announcement of new data center plans.
- Aligned Energy is building a 50 MW datacenter campus on 60 acres in West Jordan
- Cirrus Data Services announced the View 78 Campus in Midvale. The campus can expand up to 160 MW and 1.1 million square feet.
Salt Lake City Interconnection and Peering
There is not a big Internet Exchange in SLC. The SLIX (Salt Lake City Internet Exchange) and DataBank’s SLX1 facility on 179 Social Hall Ave are the best options if many carrier options are required.
Utah Data Center:
The NSA Utah Data Center has generated a few conspiracy theories. We don't buy into the conspiracy theories, but we do know the collection of buildings are 1 million sqft feet, but the data center portion is approximately 100,000sqft.