<P>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify>Over the past few years the Lyon region has welcomed a number of data centers &#8211; today there are <STRONG>about 20 in operation</STRONG>. The region has become the <STRONG>second most popular in France for new <A title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/data_center_lyon/index,p,100080,EN.jsp" target=_blank>data centers</A></STRONG>, after the Paris region. This trend can be explained in large part due to growing demand from businesses that need more and more data storage capacity <STRONG>(+14% data installations in France in</STRONG> 2013).&nbsp; </P> <P align=justify><BR>The latest data centers in the spot light are the CFI IT data center in <A title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/centre-recherche-et-developpement/industrial-park-plaine-ain-france,p,84,EN.jsp" target=_blank>Ain</A> which will be inaugurated in mid-October, and the <A title="" href="http://www.dcfordata.com/" target=_blank>DCforData</A> which was expanded last May. The company invested &#8364;800,000 in setting up <STRONG>a 450 sq. metre data center in Limonest</STRONG>, just 10 months after the start of their operations. <BR>Setting up a data center requires significant financial investment but <STRONG>can benefit a number of local businesses within its zone of influence</STRONG>, like SSII for example, who supply operational workers such as electricians, air conditioning specialists, security agents, and so on. </P> <P align=justify><BR>The Lyon region became aware of the opportunities in this sector several years ago and developed a range of services in order to allow business to set up successfully. <STRONG>The region offers excellent accessibility and a strategic location</STRONG> (in a region with low seismic hazard risks), as well as the availability of specialist qualified service providers. <BR></P> <P align=justify>&nbsp;</P>