Sabey Data Centers has announced that it has signed a long term lease to provide mission critical space to 1st Security Bank of Washington at one of Sabey’s locations in Washington State.

The lease heralds the Mountlake Terrace, WA-based bank’s first commitment to migrate a portion of its computer operations into an outsourced data center. The bank had engaged in an extensive search across the Pacific Northwest to choose a data center provider.

“We are delighted to welcome 1st Security to our financial services tenant community. As it happens we have a lot in common, including our steadfast belief in protecting our environment through the use of 100 percent sustainable hydroelectric energy, and our ability to customize our services to a specific customer’s requirements,” said Rob Rockwood, president, Sabey Data Centers.

The tenant was also attracted by the location’s low power rates, close proximity to the region’s power grid, and a mild climate ideal for efficient, evaporative cooling.

The bank has been serving customers in King, Kitsap, Pierce, Snohomish, Jefferson and Clallam counties since 1936 with 11 eleven neighborhood branches.

1st Security’s outsource move to the Sabey facility has recently taken place and is complete.