Forget malls, downtowns and warehouses. The nervous systems of business are wired into the racks of blinking servers arranged like rows of corn in data centers across the world.
Many companies run their own centers to store and manage email, video, transaction records, patient/customer histories and the rest of the data that keep the digital world humming. But more are outsourcing to independent centers. Boise has two, on West Emerald Street and West Overland Road.
The owners of those centers plan to add more sophisticated data sites in the city, and a California company is planning one as well. The additions could make Boise a regional player in data management as businesses seek expert help managing information or storing backup copies of their data.