Google The Dalles Data Center, Oregon

Google built its first dedicated data center outside Silicon Valley in the Dalles, Oregon, in 2006. It cost around $600 million. There are now three buildings on the site. It is located across the street from the site of a former aluminum plant. The aluminum industry once flourished along the Columbia, using power from the dams to produce the metal for Boeing Aircraft, in Seattle. Now the corridor serves Microsoft, and its progeny, in the information age. Google now has at least six dedicated, company-built and owned data centers around the country, all constructed after this one in the Dalles.