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Developer considering Whitlash for mega data center


April 1, 2020

This aerial photos shows the Dell Western Technology Center in Quincy, Washington. Dell's facility is one of seven data centers located in the rural, central Washington city. Data centers were built in the region based on reasonable land costs and a vast supply of hydro power from the Columbia River basin system. Many businesses are moving their data handling to rural areas.

Experts in electronic data storage, systems engineers, architects and site developers have been scouring the Sweet Grass Hills looking for a site for a place to build a mega data/colocation facility. It's part of a trend for businesses to construct data centers to house network computers and data storage off-site in rural areas. The new facility will employee highly trained specialists and support staff to operate its computing and storage capabilities. At this stage of the project the name of the international company looking to build has not been released.

Trends in electronic data stora...

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