Efforts to lease Washington’s overbuilt data center have so far been unsuccessful.
Picture an unfinished space about the size of an indoor soccer arena with 20 foot ceilings and a concrete floor. The state built four of these data center halls but now it only needs two of them. Servers are getting smaller and attempts to lease this surplus space to the private sector for data center use have been ineffective. Now the state is casting a wider net.
Rob St. John oversees the state data center.
“We’re open to almost any sort of alternate use,” St. John said.