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North Carolina quietly becoming major player in data centers

Feb. 15, 2011
As one of the few active segments in the construction market, data center construction is attracting lots of attention. A growing need for digital storage, sparked by the move toward cloud computing, social media and other trends in off-site data ...

As one of the few active segments in the construction market, data center construction is attracting lots of attention. A growing need for digital storage, sparked by the move toward cloud computing, social media and other trends in off-site data storage, is fueling a surge in the need for new data centers.

North Carolina has quickly become a hot spot for data centers, and already hosts facilities for companies such as American Express, Apple Inc., Google Inc., Wipro Ltd., Facebook, Lowe's and Wachovia. An article in the Triad Business Journal says Duke Energy and McCallum Sweeny Consulting are looking at a 65-acre site off U.S. Highway 321 near the intersection of Interstate 85 and Interstate 40 that could easily be connected to a high-voltage electric line.

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