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SAN ANT­O­NIO—Aus­tin — home to the South by South­w­est tech and mu­sic fest­ivals, the headquar­ters for Dell, and an in­de­term­in­ate num­ber of hip­sters—is gen­er­ally con­sidered the tech­no­logy hub in Texas. But just 90 minutes south on I-35, San Ant­o­nio has been quietly es­tab­lish­ing it­self as a cen­ter for tech in­dus­tries. The Air Force di­vi­sion charged with wa­ging cy­ber-war­fare is loc­ated in San Ant­o­nio, and a grow­ing num­ber of cy­ber-se­cur­ity and bi­o­tech­no­logy com­pan­ies have set up shop in the city as well. San Ant­o­nio also claims Rack­space Host­ing, a bil­lion-dol­lar host­ing and cloud-com­put­ing com­pany that has found San Ant­o­nio’s low risk of nat­ur­al dis­asters or dis­rupt­ive weath per­fectly suit the re­quire­ments of gi­gant­ic data cen­ters.

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