Why the News interest in LightEdge SubTropolis? Over the last month, LightEdge Solutions has been interviewed by NBC’s Harry Smith of the Today show and the local Fox news channel in their SubTropolis data center. Why the sudden interest in this underground data center facility? First, if you are not familiar, let me give you [...]
When choosing a data center provider it is important to consider all the factors that lead to reliability and cost that ultimately effect the selection. It is important to look for providers that are comfortable with change and growth as the technology is changing every 3 to 5 years. LightEdge's Dan Kurtz, director of business [...]
Troy Hiatt, System Architect Last week LightEdge announced that it has launched Cloud Data Protection! Learn more about this exciting new offering from one of LightEdge's System Architects, Troy Hiatt, in the blog post below. Hey Backup Admin’s! Still using TAPE? Are you still using tape for offsite backups? Do you have offsite backups? Can [...]
In honor of Mother’s Day this week we would like to share some exciting news about the most recent addition to the LightEdge Solutions data center family! We’re pleased to announce that on Saturday morning at about 11:15 a.m. CDT, LightEdge Solutions gave birth to its latest data center in Kansas City, Missouri! Labor began [...]
“The Wednesday opening of LightEdge Solutions Inc., the anchor tenant for a new underground data center campus in Kansas City's SubTropolis business park, is expected to be the start of something big.” – Kansas City Business Journal The Grand Opening of LightEdge’s Kansas City Data Center and SubTropolis Technology Center took place on Wednesday, April 16th. A press conference and [...]
Questions to Ask Yourself When Selecting a Data Center: Does the location offer sufficient connectivity and scalability?
Questions to Ask Yourself When Selecting a Data Center: Does the location offer sufficient connectivity and scalability? Asking questions up front about the purpose of the facility and then determining how company goals need to be reflected in the design, construction and operation will play a foundational role in your search. Virtualization, high-density and cloud [...]
Questions to Ask Yourself When Selecting a Data Center: Is the infrastructure built to meet or exceed Tier III standards?
According to a study by the Ponemon Institute, the cost of data center downtime across industries is approximately $7,900 per minute, which is a 41% increase from the $5,600 cost in 2010. This same study also showed that 91% of data centers have experienced an unplanned outage in the past 24 months. (Read more about [...]
Questions to Ask Yourself When Selecting a Data Center: Will the data center structure exceed anything Mother Nature throws at it?
Underground data center will be rock solid, literally When choosing a location for your data center, consider the environmental risk associated with the geographic location. Earthquakes, hurricanes and tornados can all cause outages. Even so, it is possible to design and build a facility to withstand practically any disaster. But the cost to harden the [...]
LightEdge is excited to announce that we will be adding a regional data center at the underground SubTropolis Technology Center (STC) in Kansas City in 2014. LightEdge will be the anchor tenant in the first phase of STC, a mission critical data center campus owned and operated by Hunt Midwest Real Estate Development. The new [...]