Boston is the largest city in New England and the eleventh largest metropolitan area population-wise in North America with the ninth largest GDP in North America.
The city has seen steady demand for both colocation and wholesale data center space. Major industries in Boston include financial services, technology research, and development, biotechnology, healthcare, education, commercial fishing, food processing, tourism, printing, and publishing. Boston is also the state capital and regional home to several federal agencies providing government demand for datacenter providers. The metro Boston area has more than 100 colleges and universities, providing a well-educated workforce and having a major effect on Boston’s economy.
Boston has a significant wholesale data center provider presence including Digital Realty Trust, CoreSite and Markley Group.
Boston’s main carrier hotel is the Markley Group’s One Summer Street facility, with over 40 fiber providers. The MASS-IX and the Boston Internet Exchange, operated by Markley are the two mid-sized Internet Exchanges in Boston.