Exterior of data center An Equinix data center in Ashburn,VA. The Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC constitute the nation’s largest data center market. (Photo: Equinix)

DENVER—Although a report earlier this month from Colliers International cited 10 up-and-coming industrial hubs that are positioned for the fastest growth, it’s a different story in the data center realm. “By a significant margin, the largest data center markets in the US continue to grow at the fastest pace, with demand driven largely by latency requirements, access to interconnection points and proximity to cloud hubs and large population centers,” CBRE says in its fourth-quarter report on the industry.