Dell appears to be getting set for a bigger push into cloud computing, with news surfacing that it has purchased land in rural Washington State for a new data center.

According to reports, Dell paid $3.6 million for land in Grant County, in the vicinity of Quincy, Wash. The site is located in a region that has become a hub for data centers, and is home to large facilities for Microsoft, Intuit, Sabey and Yahoo.

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