Kansas City Data Center

Kansas City Data Center Campus Specifications

Facility & Infrastructure

  • LightEdge Data Center Phase 1 = 22,000 sq ft (support and raised floor) with option for additional 60,000 sq ft of contiguous expansion
  • LightEdge Data Center and supporting infrastructure built to Tier III standards
  • Dual inter-lock dry pipe design for fire suppression
  • Ability to deliver private rack or cage and customized private suite environments
  • Located underground in SubTropolis Technology Center(STC)
    • Mission critical data center campus
    • Phase 1 of STC = 400,000 sq ft
    • Scalable facility – contiguous expansion (8 million sq ft available)
    • Large clearance space – standard 16-foot ceiling and evenly spaced 25-foot square pillars 40 ft. apart
    • 6 acre equipment yard (located on the surface)
  • Solid limestone structure that is 6X as strong as concrete
    • Naturally hardened for protection from natural disasters
    • EMP safe (electromagnetic pulse)
  • Energy Star 100 (perfect rating) with constant temperature and humidity
    • Sustainable operating environment
  • Remote Technical Hands available
    • Technicians can diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair equipment 24x7x365

Security & Compliance

  • SSAE 16 SOC 1, 2, and 3 Type II Audited (physical, environmental and logical security, as well as, computer operations and customer provisioning)
  • Physical security complies with PCI-DSS v3.0 and HIPAA / HITECH
  • Facility monitored 24x7x365
  • Key card and biometric access with video monitoring and DVR retention

Power HVAC

  • Low kW costs (especially compared to other areas of the U.S.) for on-grid power
    • KCP&L electrical grid located on property
  • Concurrent maintainability including:
    • 2 separate power feeds
    • Liebert CRAH & UPS with system-level redundancy and N+1 components
  • 3-foot raised floor in data center rooms
  • Chilled water system for cooling DC environment
  • Parallel 600 kW generators that will grow with facility to 2.4 MW of capacity on each side
  • Power density up to 8.6 kW per rack

Network Services

  • Carrier neutral facility with the ability to deliver high bandwidth, high reliability and low latency service
  • Multiple dedicated carriers within the data center. Current carriers include Unite, AT&T and Time Warner with the ability to connect to virtually any carrier via 1102 Grand.
  • Local private network connectivity up to 10Gb and connectivity to the LightEdge cloud for access to other data centers
    • “Nearly unlimited bandwidth…”
  • Ability to connect to the LightEdge cloud, LightEdge data centers, and multiple providers and 1102 Grand (carrier hotel) at speeds from 1.5 Mbps to 10 Gbps
  • Network providers can provide multiple paths into the city and out
  • No single point of failure