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Posted on Mar 26, 2015

Sabey building second data center on Quincy campus

Sabey Data Centers earlier this month broke ground on its second data center in Quincy.

The new facility will be about 135,000 square feet and have the ability to support 10.5 megawatts of IT load total, according to an article from the Port of Quincy. Sabey expects the first 2.7 megawatt pod to come online in October.

Based in Seattle, Sabey is one of the biggest data center landlords in the state. The company also has large data centers in Seattle and Wenatchee, as well as New York City and Ashburn, Va.

With the second building in Quincy, Sabey will have more than 400,000 square feet of data center space on its local campus.

Quincy continues to be one of the state’s primary data center markets. At this time, Microsoft and Yahoo led the charge in Quincy to capitalize on Grant County’s low-cost power, fiber network and relatively cheap land. The city now has around 1.2 million square feet of server farm space across six facilities, including Intuit, which arrived in 2008, Dell and Sabey Corporation (2010) and Vantage (2012). An expansion of the Microsoft operation is now underway.

The cost of each facility varies according to size and design. In 2005, when Microsoft began designing its first data center in Quincy, the cost of the 470,000-square-foot structure was put at $550 million, according to a recent article in the Wenatchee Business World.

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