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DataBank announces opening of sixth Salt Lake City area data center

The increased capacity meets the growing demand for missioncritical IT infrastructure in Utah and the Salt Lake City market . The 171,000 square foot expansion adds 100,000 square feet of raised flooring – 50,000 of which will be available on day one .
The project establishes two new data halls , that were expected to open in October of this year . Some 11 megawatts of power are available now with another 11 megawatts to come online in the future .
“ Utah is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing tech hubs in the US ,” said Tony Qorri , DataBank ’ s Vice President of Construction .
“ The state ’ s prime real estate , low cost of living and its deep technology talent pool , make it an ideal location for start-ups . Additionally , its Internet speeds are among the fastest in the nation which is attractive to start-ups as well as enterprises .”
SLC6 resides on DataBank ’ s Granite Point Campus , strategically located between downtown Salt Lake City and Utah ’ s ‘ Silicon Slopes ’ in Bluffdale .

DataBank , a leading provider of enterprise-class colocation , connectivity and managed services , has announced the opening of its newest Salt Lake City data center , SLC6 .

The 23-acre campus is tethered to DataBank ’ s SLC1 data center and carrier hotel by direct fiber and is ideal for West Coast workloads requiring a stable and scalable location .

Talend Data Health Barometer reveals companies ’ ability to manage data is worsening year-over-year

Talend , a global leader in data integration and data management , has released the results from its second annual Data Health Barometer , a survey conducted globally among nearly 900 independent data experts and leaders . While a majority of respondents believe data is important , 97 % face challenges in using data effectively and nearly half say it ’ s not easy to use data to drive business impact . place gives organizations the power to run lean in tough times without sacrificing their long-term strategy .”

A company ’ s overall data health describes not just the state of a company ’ s data , but how well it supports targeted business outcomes .
The Data Health Barometer explores the disconnect between data and decision , which can impede enterprises and executives from supporting their strategic objectives through any economic conditions .
“ In the coming years , businesses are only going to become more reliant on data to navigate the challenges of a turbulent economy and an increasingly competitive marketplace ,” said Christal Bemont , CEO at Talend . “ By putting a focus on reliable data – supported by a strong data culture with a focus on agility and trust – businesses can not only weather any storm but come out ahead . Having a healthy data environment in
Christal Bemont , CEO at Talend
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