Washington state’s new Consolidated Technology Services agency is moving ahead with a plan to lease out excess capacity in the significantly overbuilt State data centre it manages, director Rob St. John has said. Of four data halls built, only two were “built out” or outfitted for a tenant – making them nearly ready for use with minimal additional upgrades. But as it turns out, the state won’t need both halls, and St. John said that the state is backing off its rush to consolidate more than 40 data centres, which are spread out in agencies across Thurston County, in one place. Consolidations are happening naturally. At this point it doesn’t look like we’ll have a need for more than Hall 1. We have a broker we have contracted with who is looking at marketing hall 2,’’ St. John said.
Jones Lang LaSalle is trying to lease up to 30,000 sq ft of the space for the state.
Source: The Olympian