data centerTwo Washington State companies, Wave and Centris, are partnering to create the first transpacific broadband data center and fiber hub in rural Western Washington. The Asian and US markets are big users of cloud computing and data storage. This new IT infrastructure will provide a direct connection across the Pacific with faster data transmission to the cloud. The data center facility will be environmentally friendly by recirculating cooler outside air to maintain the optimum temperature for servers instead of using energy consuming air conditioning. Read more in The Seattle Times, Puget Sound Business Journal and Geekwire.

Washington State is a world leader in cloud computing. Amazon and Microsoft have led the way in development and expanding the use of cloud computing across a broad range of digital applications from e-commerce and gaming to global financial services and our increasingly connected ‘internet of things’.

If your company would benefit from being at the center of the technology universe, contact one of our business experts at the Washington State Department of Commerce.