Not only are the region’s energy costs the lowest in the nation at $0.0265/kWh, a nearly five-fold decrease from California’s $0.14/kWh rate, but central Washington is also unique in its ability to provide companies with climate-specific cooling options. The region’s naturally cool climate provides data centers with major cost-savings for cooling, and therefore, a significant decrease in operational expenses. In addition, Washington has readily available access to a plethora of natural and affordable renewable energy sources, including hydroelectricity, wind and solar power. In fact, Washington’s Columbia River is currently the largest hydroelectric power producer in the United States with a total generating capacity of 6.8 million kilowatts – nearly 2 million more than Niagara Falls, including both the U.S and Canadian sides of the border. In addition, Washington ranked ninth in the nation in net generation of electricity from wind energy in 2015.
Washington State also boasts a robust and diverse fiber optic network that delivers a wide range of carrier-neutral connectivity options including dark fiber, Dedicated Internet Access (DIA), point-to-point interconnectivity, peering exchanges, next-gen networks and on-ramps to the cloud from virtually any location. In addition, Trans-Pacific cables have landings on both the Washington and Oregon beaches and can be connected to Central Washington with as little latency as four milliseconds. Central Washington also has no state income tax and offers an incentive of sales tax exemption on equipment purchases.
Due to these benefits, Washington is currently experiencing rapid growth across its data center market, with Seattle gaining the moniker of “Cloud City” thanks to its abundance of cloud computing and colocation businesses. Recognizing the benefits of hosting data in Washington, Sabey Data Centers has developed three unique facilities, Intergate.Quincy, Intergate.Columbia and Intergate.Seattle, bringing to market a combined 2.2 million square feet of data center space throughout Washington State, and providing tenants with access to affordable power, superior connectivity and turnkey infrastructure deployment.
To learn more about the benefits of colocating with Sabey in one of our Washington facilities, contact us today.