We've highlighted a number of success stories featuring local data center companies that focus on regional business markets outside the major Internet hubs. Another of these companies, Core NAP, is featured this morning in the Austin American Statesman. The story discusses "little guy data centers" building niches in local markets.
There's an interesting wrinkle in the Core NAP story: Founders Kenneth Smith and Frank Bieser founded a company called Jump.net, sold it to Allegiance Telecom in 2000, and then bought the data center back in 2002 when Allegiance began selling assets. Core NAP has an 11,000 square foot facility.