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DataBank’s Salt Lake City Carrier Hotel Data Center

DataBank’s Salt Lake City Carrier Hotel Data Center

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DataBank’s Salt Lake City Carrier Hotel Data Center

Expanded Compute Resources & Enhanced Connectivity to Drive Data Science Initiatives

Salt Lake City’s tech boom calls for greater compute capacity and enhanced connectivity to drive data science initiatives, and a key player in the technology ecosystem is the DataBank SLC1 data center. Located in the heart of downtown, SLC1 features easy access to the city’s business district.

The data center operates within the primary carrier hotel for the Salt Lake City area—populated with multiple Tier-1 and Tier-2 network providers entering the building through multiple access points. As a data center within a carrier hotel, SLC1 delivers five key benefits to DataBank customers:

  • Fast Delivery: Quick installation intervals that speed time-to-market for new services
  • Carrier Selection: A diverse range of telecommunications service providers
  • Low-Latency Performance: Direct access to carrier backbones
  • Arbitrage Costs: Competition among carriers drives down customer connectivity pricing
  • Scalability: Flexibility to select carriers without physically moving equipment to another data center

The carrier hotel was built in 1957 and is located one block from the Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Building. The Salt Palace Convention Center is also nearby, and the Salt Lake City International Airport is just eight miles away.

SCL1 – 179 Social Hall Avenue, Salt Lake City  

SLC1 serves multiple Internet Exchanges along with many peering participants, Internet service providers, and carriers. As with all carrier hotels, SLC1 connects to extensive fiber paths as well as multiple points of entryway and the numerous networks residing in these locations.

Twenty one carriers connect directly into the SLC1 network—including Zayo, AT&T, Comcast, and Lumen—while Packet Fabric (Unitas Global) provides SLC1 with a direct cloud on-ramp. Other accessible cloud on-ramps include Megaport, which is reachable via interconnect services, and Console Connect, an extended location in the carrier hotel that’s just a local loop away.


For interconnection services, peering occurs directly within SLC1 via the Salt Lake Internet Exchange and Mountain West Internet Exchange. With multiple points of entryway, carriers can also easily reach their outside plant fiber cables, ensuring fast delivery and performance.

To tether to other data centers, DataBank offers colocation services within Suite 200 at the carrier hotel, with extensive interconnectivity to the DataBank Granite Point Campus between Salt Lake City and Utah’s Silicon Slopes—where five DataBank data centers operate. Customers within SLC1 can link to each other through cross-connects, and SLC1 offers 1G MPLS and 10G WAVE connectivity to 10 DataBank data centers in Dallas, Kansas City, and Minneapolis as well as Ashburn, Virginia.


A Go-To Data Center Destination for Innovators
Praised by Forbes as the “Best State for Business” and “Least Debt Burdened,” Utah makes for easy accessibility to the West Coast and Rocky Mountain communities. Recognizing this trend many carriers and Internet Service Providers, which comprise the majority of the 81 customers within SLC1, have turned to DataBank’s data center resources. As these customers demonstrate, the Utah region is a go-to data center destination, not only for local Silicon Slopes innovators but also for those seeking an alternative to expensive data centers in California.

Look for SLC1 and other carrier hotels in DataBank’s portfolio of data centers on the interactive map on this website’s home page. You can also check below for related resources.

DataBank’s Los Angeles Carrier Hotel Data Center: Low-Latency Connectivity to Asia for Streaming Services and Content Delivery

DataBank’s Pittsburgh Carrier Hotel Data Center: Driving Innovation for High-Performance Computing Clusters

DataBank’s Dallas Carrier Hotel Data Centers: Consolidated Capacity for Your Compute Resources

DataBank’s NYC and Newark Carrier Hotel Data Centers: Connections to Every Corner of the World 


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