Des Moines, Iowa Data Center

In the summer of 2016, LightEdge broke ground on its second Des Moines, IA Data Center. Slated to open in Q2 of 2017, it will span a full 73,000 square feet. This new ground-up build follows the late 2015 expansion of its current state-of-the-art, fully-managed data center facility located on the same campus.

Fast Facts: Des Moines Data Center Facilities

Location – Central Iowa has consistently been ranked as one of the lowest-risk areas for data center placement. The threat of natural disasters is extremely minimal.

Structure – The buildings have 12” reinforced pre-cast concrete walls with joints reinforced and tested to 200+ MPH winds. The campus is built to suit up to 20,000 square feet of additional data center space on property.

Power – The facilities have a power density of 225 Watts per square foot with redundant power utility feeds delivered underground. This eliminates outages due to wind, snow and ice. Iowa power costs are among the lowest in the nation.

Cooling – Cooling through packaged HVAC units located at the side of each facility to minimize roof penetrations.

Security – Both data centers are monitored and controlled 24/7/365 by video monitoring, DVR retention, key card security and biometric access points. Data center physical security complies with PCI-DSS v3.0, HIPAA / HITECH guidelines and is audited annually using SSAE-16 and ISO.

Redundancy – Our facilities use redundant power and cooling, geographically diverse central offices, and multiple data network carrier access to weather nearly any possible incident with minimal downtime.

Colocation Space Details

Cages – Located within a shared space, you gain all the advantages of the existing LightEdge’s network and data center infrastructure, plus the convenience and security of a dedicated, secure cage to house critical infrastructure.

Racks – To meet smaller space requirements, you can opt for a rack-based solution in a more cost-effective, shared data center environment, and add racks to scale as needed.

Des Moines Data Center

1401 Northridge Circle NE
Altoona, IA 50009

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Des Moines Data Center Campus Specifications

Building Data

  • 12” reinforced pre-cast concrete walls with joints reinforced and tested to 200+ MPH winds
  • Dry membrane, double concrete roofing system to maximize tear off resistance, no roof penetrations in machine occupied areas
  • Build to suit up to 20,000 square feet of additional data center space on property
  • Facility #1 is 30,000 square feet total broken into four separate quadrants
  • Facility #2 is 73,000 square feet total and slated to open in Q2 2017

Power

  • Power Density up to 225 watts/square foot
  • Redundant power utility feeds delivered underground to eliminate outages due to wind, snow and ice
  • S+1 diversified electrical within the building utilizing five distinct UPS, Generator and ATS systems
  • On-site diesel generators (24-hour capacity) with 4.5 MW of on-site power generation capability
  • Iowa power costs among the lowest in the nation

Cooling

  • Cooling through packaged HVAC units located at the side of the facilities to minimize roof penetrations
  • Facility #1 has up to 240 tons of cooling capacity per data center quadrant in an N+1 configuration
  • Future build-outs will take advantage of Iowa’s annual 1,100 Cooling Degree Days to lower power costs and offer some of the lowest PUEs in the nation

Security & Compliance

  • Data center physical security complies with PCI-DSS v3.0, HIPAA / HITECH guidelines, and is audited annually using SSAE 16 SOC I, 2 & 3 Type II and ISO 20000 & 27001 requirements
  • Bulletproof glass at main entrance, secure check-in desk, Man traps, biometrics and tailgate sensors for all data center entrances
  • Closed-circuit TV monitored 24/7/365 with video archiving
  • 24×7 manned Network Operations Center with engineering staff performing hourly walk-arounds

Connectivity

  • Carrier-agnostic connectivity through partnerships with:
    • Sprint, CenturyLink, WindStream, Cox, AT&T, Mediacom, TW Telecom, XO Communications, Level 3, Aureon and Bandwidth.com
  • Data Centers are located within 1 mile of major telecommunication highway. Dark Fiber and Lit Services are available from a multitude of providers including:
    • Verizon, Sprint, ATT, Century Link, Windstream, Unite, PinPoint, Level 3, Aureon, Mediacom, US Networks, Cogent and more
  • Private fiber services linking LightEdge data centers to Denver, CO and Chicago, IL (Cermac) for large scale Internet and carrier network integration
  • Dual OC-48 SONET rings and flexible private metro Ethernet capability up to 10Gb
  • Redundant DWDM Based fiber ring with expansion of up to 400 Gbps of usable bandwidth
  • Redundant Cisco-based MPLS Network

Cloud & Consulting Services

  • Colocation customers may take advantage of LightEdge managed cloud IT services to augment their hosted platforms. Cloud Services include:
    • Private and hybrid cloud computing, managed storage and backup, managed firewall, and unified communications
  • LightEdge engineering staff is able to take shipments, install equipment and act as remote hands
  • Each LightEdge data center, which hosts LightEdge cloud services, meets or exceeds the concurrent maintainability requirements of the Tier III Uptime Institutes standards.