I remember when there were just 4 data centers in Tampa - Morgan St., the beer can building (400 N Ashley), Qwest's Cyber Center and 655 N. Franklin Street (old Switch and Data facility and Hostway POP). Now, there are a number of them including 3 Peak 10 facilities in Tampa, DMS in Lakeland, Colo5 in Winter Haven and a couple of others before you get to Atlantic.Net's colo in East Orlando (almost Altamonte Springs).
And that's just Tampa. QTS just opened one in Richmond (to go with Wichita, Overland Park, Topeka, Miami, Suwanee, Santa Clara, Sacramento, jersey City - you get the idea.) Ascent is building a new data center in St. Louis.
Data Foundry opened one in Houston and one in Austin Texas.
All of the big carriers have bought data centers. Windstream bought Hosted Solutions in 2010. TW Cable bought Navisite. Cbeyond bought MaximumASP. Verizon acquired Terremark (aka NAP);
CenturyLink grabbed Savvis (and may be Rackspace soon). CincinnatiBell has Cyrus One. TDS (which is a smaller WIND) has made many small acquisitions including HMS, VISI and Bend Broadband. Data Center space is booming. Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon have all built big data centers throughout the US. The NSA built a massive data center in Utah.
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