C7 Data Center announced today that it has opened a new 65,000 square foot facility in south Salt Lake County. The new data center, boasting 40,000 square foot of available space, is open and ready for immediate occupancy. According to C7, "several large companies" have signed multi-year agreements to move in, including an undisclosed "anchor tenant."Utah-based
And while C7 hasn't disclosed the name of this tenant, local media are speculating that it's Twitter, following the Salt Lake Tribune's report in July that the company had partnered with Twitter to build its new data center.
C7's new facility in Utah includes 36-inch raised floors, 10Mw of power capacity, and Internet service from three bandwidth providers. According to the C7 press release unveiling the new data center, Utah is a desirable site for these sorts of facilities because of the state's "disaster free record, low operational costs, and because of the area's strategic placement in the United States. Locating in Utah also brings the benefits of a well-educated workforce and appealing lifestyle."
Noticeably absent from that list is a statement about green energy, something that has had the environmental group Greenpeace jeering Facebook in recent months for the new data center it is building in Prineville, Oregon.
Tracking Twitter's Locations
point-and-click database creation tool Needlebase to pull down the last 1,125 Tweets posted by Twitter staff members and parse them for locations. Twitter staff has Tweeted from 60 different locations in their last 1,000 Tweets but only one was exposed as being posted from anywhere in Utah. That was from Site Operations Technician at Twitter Mathew Rose, who Tweeted on Friday that he was leaving San Francisco and Tweeted today from Salt Lake City complaining about Qwest router problems. His message, however, was posted from a neighborhood across the highway from C7's new location.Just for fun, we used the
According to Twitter spokesperson Matt Graves, "Twitter hasn't commented on the specific location of (or any other information about) our data center, including which provider we are working with." But even if the new C7 facility isn't the site of Twitter's new home, it still looks like there's lots of room for rent in a brand new data center in Utah.
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