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The Planet Plans on Plano Data Center

Houston-based IT hosting firm The Planet reported Monday that it plans to open a seventh data center by May 2009. The Planet said the new facility, which will be located in the Dallas suburb of Plano, will cover 86,000 square feet of elevated floor space. The Planet added that it will immediately begin preleasing the Plano data center's first 12,000 square feet, enough to accommodate some 8,000 servers.