In September 2013, LightEdge announced plans to develop a state-of-the-art, underground data center facility in the Subtropolis Technology Center (STC) located just outside of the metro area in Kansas City, MO. The first phase opened in April of 2014. With maximum flexibility for expansion, SubTropolis has virtually unlimited space available.
Fast Facts: Data Center Facility in Kansas City
Location – Home to one of the world’s most advanced telecommunications networks, Kansas City is a major focal point for both long-haul and transcontinental fiber. The threat of natural disasters is also extremely minimal.
Structure – The underground, solid limestone structure is 6X stronger than concrete, and allows for contiguous expansion in the form of private rack/cage space and hard wall suite environments.
Power – The area, which hosts the Kansas City Power & Light’s electrical grid, is known for its constant, uninterrupted power service. The data center facility itself will have a power density of 225 Watts per square foot.
Cooling – Redundant Liebert cooling systems ensure that servers are kept at their optimal operating temperature.
Security – It will be accessed, monitored and controlled 24/7/365 by video monitoring, DVR retention, key card security and biometric access points. SSAE 16 and ISO audited, and meets requirements for PCI-DSS v3.0 and HIPAA / HITECH.
Redundancy – Redundancy is built into all LightEdge data centers, from power and cooling, to geographically-diverse central offices, to multiple data network carrier access. Our facilities are designed to weather nearly any conceivable incident with very minimal downtime.