Oregon getting yet another data center

The Associated Press /

Published Oct 11, 2012 at 05:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

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.