Amazon Web Services opened up a new data centre in Oregon that will cost less to use than AWS's other West Coast facility, in California. Businesses can choose to use AWS services including Elastic Compute Cloud, Simple Storage Service, Virtual Private Cloud and many others from the Oregon data centre. The services are priced around 10% less than AWS's Northern California region and about equal to the Northern Virginia region.
Amazon has been reluctant to share details about exact locations of its data centres, and did not reply to a request for confirmation about the location of the Oregon facility. But in early October, Portland newspaper The Oregonian reported that Amazon had turned on a 120,000-sq ft data centre in Boardman, a town in central Oregon right on the Columbia River.