Colorado Springs named 11th best place for a Data Center

On May 6, 2008, “Colorado Springs ranks among the 14 best places in the nation to build a data center, according to a new study by a New Jersey corporate site selection firm. Low power costs, an abundant supply of highly educated workers, the availability of government approved training programs and a low risk of natural disaster helped the Springs rank 11th in a study released Monday by The Boyd Co. Inc. Data centers are facilities that house large computer systems and related equipment, such as telecommunications and storage systems for customer information by companies in a variety of industries. The centers often include backup power generators and communications lines and raised floors to keep computer systems from overheating.”