Oregon getting yet another data center

The Associated Press /

PORTLAND — Oregon is becoming the quite the hub for data centers.

The Oregonian reported Wednesday that Atlanta-based T5 Data Centers has announced plans to build a 200,000-square-foot server farm in Hillsboro.

The state already has six data centers of that size or larger, including Facebook’s in Prineville. Most have opened within the past two years.

Relatively cheap power rates make the Pacific Northwest attractive to data center companies.

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