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Washington Chooses Data Center Over The Cloud

The state of Washington is investing $180 million to build a new data center, and not everyone is thrilled about it. Opponents wonder if cloud computing wouldn’t be a cheaper alternative. Ironically, Washington is home to two of the biggest cloud service providers, Amazon.com and Microsoft.

As reported by The Olympian, a bond sale and groundbreaking for the new facility, which will also serve as the headquarters for the state’s Information Services division, is imminent. Construction equipment is due to arrive on the site in Olympia within a few days.

by John Foley

Full Story: http://www.informationweek.com/cloud-computing/blog/archives/2009/08/washington_choo.html

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