The Utah Data Center is also known as the Intelligence Community Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative Data Center. The data center is alleged to be able to process “all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and Internet searches, as well as all types of personal data trails—parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases, and other digital ‘pocket litter’.”
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It is located at Camp Williams at N 11600 W, Saratoga Springs, Utah, zip code 84045. It is near Bluffdale, Utah, between Utah Lake and Great Salt Lake. It was completed in May 2014 at a cost of $1.5 billion. This facility is very secure, but the following facts are in public domain: In February 2012, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert revealed that:
… the Utah Data Center would be the “first facility in the world expected to gather and house a yottabyte“. Since then, conflicting media reports have also estimated our storage capacity in terms of zettabytes and exabytes. While the actual capacity is classified for NATIONAL SECURITY REASONS, we can say this: The Utah Data Center was built with future expansion in mind and the ultimate capacity will definitely be “alottabytes”!
The Data Center’s web page reports that the structure has a 1 million square feet “mission critical Tier III data center”, and more than 900,000 square feet of technical support and administrative space. A report suggested that it will cost another $2 billion for hardware, software, and maintenance. There are twenty buildings that include water treatment facilities, chiller plants, electric substation, fire pump house, warehouse, vehicle inspection facility, visitor control center, and sixty diesel-fueled emergency standby generators with a fuel facility for a 3-day 100% power backup capability. The facility requires 65 megawatts of purchased electricity, costing about $40 million per year. The facility uses 1.7 million gallons of cooling water per day.