November 2017

Talking Turkey: 4 Cybersecurity Best Practices for Small Businesses

By | November 2nd, 2017|Data Protection, Security, Uncategorized|

According to the 2016 State of SMB Cybersecurity Report by Keeper Security and the Ponemon, 50 percent of small businesses had been breached during the 12-month period  that was studied. Smaller businesses are being targeted by cybercriminals more and more frequently, mainly due to the fact that they don’t have robust security plans like [...]

August 2017

LightEdge appoints Director of Business Development, Data Center

By | August 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Prominent figure in KC tech community come aboard to help expand KC, national operations Kansas City, MO. August 7, 2017 - LightEdge Solutions announced today that Greg Elliott has joined LightEdge as Director of Business Development, Data Centers. In this newly created role, Greg will be responsible for driving colocation business in LightEdge’s three [...]

July 2017

Technically Speaking, There’s a STEM Shortage

By | July 31st, 2017|Company and Community, Uncategorized|

The United States is facing an employment crisis, and it’s not the kind you’re used to hearing about. This crisis concerns a shortage of employees, particularly as it pertains to technology experts. According to, a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, there are currently 607,708 open computing jobs nationwide, but only 42,969 [...]

LightEdge Opens Expanded Data Center Campus in Altoona

By | July 25th, 2017|Client Content, Cloud Computing, Company and Community, Data Center, Press Release, Uncategorized|

Partnering with Ball Team and Schneider Electric, LightEdge expansion spans 48,000 square feet Des Moines, Iowa (July 25th, 2017) - LightEdge Solutions announced today that its second Altoona, Iowa, data center is now open. The latest construction took place on a 7.3-acre plot of land, directly adjacent to its current 30,000-square-foot building. Similar to [...]

February 2017

Diagnosing the Right Cloud Solution for Healthcare Providers

By | February 1st, 2017|Security, Uncategorized|

Today, a majority of healthcare providers are using a cloud solution for clinical and non-clinical data storage and sharing. In fact, cloud technology has become a critical component in the operation of healthcare organizations. The three most common reasons healthcare providers have embraced the cloud are: to save cost on IT maintenance, to share information [...]

December 2015

Holiday Backup Blues

By | December 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|

Roger Mellman, Solutions Architect Have the Holiday Backup Blues? Learn how you can avoid the blues this season from one of LightEdge's Solutions Architects, Roger Mellman, in the blog post below. Holidays can be stressful for IT departments, on one hand we look forward to the time off and on the other we dread of having [...]


By | December 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|

LightEdge Becomes IBM Managed Service Provider to Deliver Specialized Business Resources to Customers DES MOINES, IA – December 8, 2015 – LightEdge Solutions, a recently certified IBM Managed Service provider, announced today that it will begin to offer businesses LightEdge Power Cloud, a full suite of hosted solutions based on the IBM Power platform in an OPEX [...]

January 2015

LightEdge partners with ScienceLogic for Monitoring Technologies

By | January 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Earlier this week we announced that we will be teaming up with ScienceLogic for our Monitoring services. Hear from our VP of Cloud and Product Architecture, Mike McHenry, below to learn more about this exciting partnership. Recently we chose to partner with ScienceLogic for a complete replacement of our monitoring technologies, both internally and externally. [...]

October 2014

The Evolution to Intercloud

By | October 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

LightEdge’s VP of Product Development, Mike McHenry, shares his take on the recent Intercloud announcement, and dives into some key trends that led to this advancement in technology. Earlier this week at Interop, Cisco announced a groundswell of support from over 30 Service Providers around the globe for their new Intercloud initiative. I am very [...]

September 2014

LightEdge joins Cisco Intercloud Partnership Ecosystem

By | September 29th, 2014|Cloud Computing, Uncategorized|

Today's Intercloud announcement further solidifies our strategic long-term partnership with Cisco.  LightEdge customers rely on us for local high-touch network, colocation, consulting, managed hosting, and cloud services.  Although LightEdge is aggressively building data centers in the Midwest, we need to be able to service those customers requiring both a national or global footprint.  Cisco's Intercloud [...]

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