Facebook's Prineville, Oregon data center is set to open in six months. The social media company's primary existing centers are the DuPont Fabros (DFT) facility in the DC area and the Digital Realty Trust (DLR) center in Santa Clara.
Located in central Oregon, Prineville is about two hours from the new Google facility in The Dalles. High traffic websites have sought out the Pacific Northwest because of its low cost hydro and windpower. Meanwhile, the wholesalers and co-location providers continue to focus instead on access to high bandwidth Internet exchange points in DC/Northern Virginia and Silicon Valley.