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Compass Data Centers' Chris Crosby (second from left with Cologix's Jay Newman, DataBank's Jerry Blair, T5 Data Center's Craig McKesson, and Chicago Title's Holden Heil at a recent Bisnow event) just revealed his 2014 predictions in a column he wrote for Data Center Dynamics. Here's a highlight of a few of his Nostradamus visions:

  • Larger players will buy smaller players to expand their footprints.
  • Customers will demand verification from data center operators on their claims, especially in the Tier III world.
  • Firms like IBM and Iron Mountain will begin to offer data center solutions.
  • And finally, both Jennifer Anniston and Kim Kardashian will be dumped but will "sink their clutches into some new unsuspecting sucker, I mean paramour, within days of their heart wrenching breakups."