The Center of Attention

The datacenters that house these massive computing farms range from converted industrial space to state-of-the-art, purpose-built facilities. Sexy? No. But critical to success. In fact, as existing centers run out of physical space or the power demands of their clients outgrow their limits, datacenter and hosting providers are constructing new facilities, while vendors and trading firms alike are desperate to find room in exchanges' own centers.

In recent weeks, datacenter provider Equinix not on

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