Pfft.. I think the trouble with the big end of town is they keep trying to do everything themselves. A look across this forums shows hundreds of small webhosts growing each day. They do it be starting with realistic expectations, a lower startup cost and grow their business with their own funds instead of investing millions on a pipedream.
Heaven help you if you're a small (Web hosting) business and you're looking for money
Big business seems to think Verio etc, are the only game in town and try to compete on their playing ground off the bat. No wonder they end up with a handful of thin air and vast rooms good for little more than playing nerf-ball in.
There's millions sunk into these ventures and many never show a single brass monkey of real return while Joe Public starts small and is making real profit in a few months. In my eyes they can say all their want about 'projected profits', but if they go belly-up before this nirvana is reached then all the spin in the world won't exclude that fact.
Former Webhost... now, just a guy.