Posted By Rich Miller On September 14, 2009 @ 8:19 am In Amazon | No Comments
Last November we noted reports that Amazon was building a data center  in the Port of Morrow in Boardman, Oregon. Information Week’s John Foley  has been out to the site and taken pictures, and it’s clear that this is not an active construction project. There is a structure at the site, but weeds are growing around it.
“The local Chamber of Commerce and the Port of Morrow confirmed that the data center’s construction had been halted until sometime next year,” Foley writes. “They cited economic conditions as the reason for the delay.” Check out InformationWeek’s photo gallery  for a closer look.
Amazon recently leased a 110,000 square foot property in northern Virginia  to expand its data center footprint. The data center expansion may reflect Amazon’s focus on hosting cloud applications for the federal government. In June Amazon’s AWS Federal  unit held training sessions for IT contractors who already have relationships with federal customers. As we’ve previously noted , the strength of the northern Virginia market has led some data center builders to prioritize projects there and postpone construction in other areas.
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URLs in this post:
 building a data center: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/11/07/amazon-building-large-data-center-in-oregon/
 John Foley: http://www.informationweek.com/news/hardware/data_centers/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=219600006&subSection=News
 photo gallery: http://www.informationweek.com/galleries/showImage.jhtml?galleryID=372&imageID=5&articleID=219600006
 northern Virginia: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2009/06/23/amazon-adds-cloud-data-center-in-virginia/
 Amazon’s AWS Federal: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2009/06/18/amazon-pitches-the-federal-cloud/
 previously noted: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2009/08/12/a-data-center-shortage-for-silicon-valley/
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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