There may not be much there there
It's possible the cloud industry is beginning to show obsessive-compulsive disorder when it comes to counting up a global presence. With small cloud suppliers, a new cloud data center amounts to their host servers placed in a less than full server cage at a co-location site. The nine IBM locations inside Equinix facilities are something similar. There may be 10,000 servers in each or there may be 100, IBM declined to say. But the location is still valuable because it has the Equinix meet-me room where 40-60 network providers offer a connection point. Private line access points are a big asset in the SoftLayer cloud. Enterprises are trying to keep their prize data and software off the Internet.