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Compliant Hosting Provider Just Completed Latest Expansion of Colocation Facility Within SubTropolis Technology Center

KANSAS CITY, MO – July 21, 2020 – LightEdge, the Midwest’s premier cloud hosting and colocation provider, officially completed their latest facility expansion within Hunt Midwest’s SubTropolis Technology Center. This project added about 18,000 sq. ft. of white floor space with redundant power and cooling to match and was designed to support both client storage and private suite deployments.

Prior to this latest phase, LightEdge’s total data center footprint in SubTropolis Technology Center was 27,000 sq. ft. complete with a 24x7x365 staffed Network Operations Center and 100 Workplace Recovery desks for area clients to reserve in the event of a disaster. Post-expansion, LightEdge’s Kansas City Data Center now spans a massive 45,000 sq. ft. with no plans to slow capacity.

Future phases with their partner, Hunt Midwest, are virtually unlimited given the 2,000,000 sq. ft. of mission critical growth potential in the mine. The strong financial backing and stability of LightEdge’s owner, The Anschutz Corporation, also plays a pivotal role in their ability to quickly scale to meet growing demand. The cloud provider can continue adding 18,000 sq. ft. buildouts in a fast track method due to the nearly constant climate in SubTropolis Technology Center.

LightEdge currently owns and operates seven data centers across Des Moines, IA, Omaha, NE, Austin, TX, Raleigh, NC, and Kansas City, MO that are all concurrently maintainable to Tier III standards. Every LightEdge facility is highly-interconnected with the others on private fiber backbones for always-on connectivity, making them extremely unique in the market.

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About LightEdge

With over 20 years in business, LightEdge offers a full stack of best-in-class IT services delivering flexibility, security, and control. Their solutions include premier colocation across seven purpose-built data centers, industry-leading private Infrastructure as a Service and cloud platforms, and the top global security and compliance measures. For more information, visit www.lightedge.com.

About SubTropolis Technology Center

SubTropolis Technology Center is a mission critical data center campus that provides a highly scalable infrastructure for purpose-built data centers with 2 million square feet of contiguous expansion, redundant power with low kW costs, and fiber networking to meet the ever-growing bandwidth requirements of businesses. STC is served by Evergy, with two diverse substations and 161 kV transmission lines on the property. The eco-friendly underground STC campus is protected by a 150-foot layer of limestone, making it a Tier IV compliant structure.

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Jessica Greiner

Jessica’s knowledge and experience spans across many areas of the technology field. In her past 8 years with LightEdge, she has worked extensively with the Marketing, Sales, Product Development, and Security Operations Teams to gain a complete understanding of the organization. Her areas of expertise revolve around security & compliance, IT trends, product GTM, and corporate brand & culture.

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