QUINCY -- A California company that develops data centers is buying 63 acres of land for a campus in rural potato country in Washington.
Vantage Data Centers marks the latest high-tech company to take advantage of central Washington's low-cost hydropower from Columbia River dams to build data centers. Microsoft Corp., Yahoo Inc., Dell Inc. and Sabey Corp. have all either built data centers or purchased land for construction in the area.
Vantage said in a statement Tuesday that it already has signed a lease with a Fortune 50 leading manufacturing and technology company to be the first customer at the new Washington campus. The company says it selected Quincy because of the area's low-cost and low-carbon hydropower.