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Press Release -- September 10th, 2013
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C7 Data Centers Launches New 95,000 Foot Data Center & Office Complex in Utah

Granite Point II to open in October 2013 

Bluffdale, Utah – September 10th, 2013 10:00 a.m. MST – C7 Data Centers (C7), a leading provider of advanced IT, cloud and data center colocation services, announced today it will launch Granite Point II, a new 95,000 foot, state of the art data center complex in Bluffdale, Utah in October 2013.  Granite Point II will be the most advanced Tier III data center the company has built to date, and one of the most advanced and efficient data centers in the country.

C7 has multiple data centers exclusively in Utah with local, national and international clients, representing virtually every industry in the world and operating production, disaster recovery, cloud, and storage solutions out of C7’s data centers.

Wes Swenson, CEO of C7 stated, “This data center is the culmination of years of listening to our customers, combined with our vision of what a modern data center should be. It is truly world class and state of the art in every respect with a vision for the future. In this day and age, businesses are experiencing rapid IT growth but their data centers are aging.  Granite Point II is truly a modern data center, built at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains, and will provide a terrific product for our demanding customers experiencing growth.”

“Building C7 in Utah provides our customers with data center designs and operational mantras that address many concerns the IT buyer has today; such as low disaster risk, abundant low latency connectivity options, future proofing power and cooling, and a footprint they can grow in -- all at a lower cost.  C7 in Utah offers a cost-effective alternative to the Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Denver markets and is well on par with data centers from Equinix (EQIX), CyrusOne (CONE), and Digital Realty Trust (DRT).  The customer experience is our focus, and our designs to provide uninterruptable power and cooling are paramount. “

The design of Granite Point II has been in development for the last two years and construction began in February 2013. The site is designed for 10 Megawatts of power and is expected to attain a 1.2 PUE rate due to the type of equipment and the ambient air the Utah climate provides. Customers with needs ranging from one rack to thousands of square feet can be accommodated with flexible pricing and easily expandable layouts.  U.S. Representative Jim Matheson (UT-4), who represents C7 Data Centers’ Bluffdale location, recently toured the bright, cavernous Granite Point II facility and offered his praise to the C7 employees for their hard work in Utah.

Granite Point II substantially raises the bar in what the market currently offers for multi-tenant data center services and is the latest advancement in data centers. Utilizing ambient air cooling, innovative cold air containment, and actuated cooling to variable server heat loads, Granite Point II also boasts dense power deployments and monitoring at every level of the infrastructure.  48U cabinets are standard with 36 inch raised floors, under-floor directional plenums, and circuit or metered power.  Anti-piggybacking secure access with three factor authentication (access badge, video, and iris confirmation), secure network and carrier rooms and a 24/7 network operations center guarantee strict safety measures.  Finally, C7 provides dedicated office suites for its customers’ IT support personnel that are directly connected with fiber right to the data center floor.

About C7 Data Centers

C7 Data Centers is a privately held Utah company with data centers exclusively in Utah. The company is focused on providing state of the art, high value and high-density multi-tenant data centers, delivering cloud, production, and disaster recovery solutions to local, national and international businesses. C7 is the largest data center provider in the State of Utah. For more information about C7 Data Centers, call 801-822-5300 or visit www.c7dc.com, or for press relations, Jennifer Johnson, at 202-841-1171

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