United Healthcare Services is planning to spend $124 million to build a 189,000 square foot data center in Elk River, Minnesota.
California ISP and colo provider ISWest said this week that it is building a new data center in Agoura Hills, Calif.
The growth of Internet video is driving broader adoption of 10 gigabit Ethernet to speed delivery of huge files across networks.
Developers of a Chicago-aera colo facility say they are shopping for additional sites and hope to build a national chain of data centers.
As rumored last week, Akamai has bought streaming video specialist Nine Systems for about $160 million.
Prices are trending higher for finished data center space and server cabinets, according to executives at the leading public companies in the sector.