Data Center operator welcomes first Northland CAPS student to SubTropolis Technology Center
KANSAS CITY, MO – February 3, 2015 – LightEdge Solutions is pleased to announce that their rapidly expanding team has settled into their new offices at Briarcliff in Kansas City, Missouri. The new year and the recent office move brings 23 new team members to the state of Missouri, satisfying LightEdge’s commitment to the Missouri Department of Economic Development to create 21 Missouri jobs. In just over a year from the announcement that LightEdge would invest up to $58 million in a data center inside SubTropolis Technology Center, LightEdge not only opened the facility in April, but also expanded their local Kansas City team by 40%. Continued growth in high paying technology jobs is anticipated into 2015.
In addition, LightEdge is excited to announce that they have kicked off their first official project with the Northland Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) beginning in the January semester. A student from the program will work with a variety of departments at LightEdge to help develop an enhanced reporting tool and dashboard for capacity planning to identify trends for future growth. The student will work with Engineers, Product Development and other LightEdge teams out of the SubTropolis Technology Center location. The company is thrilled to be one of the partners for the Northland CAPS program. “We recognize that the skills we look for – and the industry as a whole requires – are something that should be developed and nurtured early in order to help create the talent that is needed down the road. This project is a great opportunity for our student, and our team, to gain fresh ideas, as well as create a valuable tool that will have a bottom line impact on the company,” said Chief Executive Officer, Jim Masterson.
About LightEdge Solutions
LightEdge Solutions offers dynamic end-to-end network, colocation and IT cloud solutions, providing businesses with reliable access to Fortune 100-level infrastructure that quickly adapts and scales to meet changing business requirements. LightEdge, which is owned by The Anschutz Corporation, was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. LightEdge serves both Midwestern and national companies from its five regional office locations with scalable and customized IT solutions that leverage a fully redundant network backbone and a team of experienced engineers.
About SubTropolis Technology Center (STC)
SubTropolis Technology Center is a mission critical data center campus that provides a highly scalable infrastructure for millions of 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 KCP&L, 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. STC provides a Meet-Me-Room for interconnection with major carriers and service providers and a six-acre equipment yard on the exterior surface. In addition to LightEdge Solutions, future tenants will include government agencies and enterprise users.