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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.
The next closest Interconnection market is Denver, followed by Silicon Valley and Los Angeles.
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.