Data Center operator expands its Iowa presence with second facility


Des Moines, Iowa, June 7 2016
– LightEdge Solutions announced today that it has broken ground on a second data center facility in Altoona, Iowa. This construction is taking place on a 7.3-acre plot of land, right next to their current 30,000-square-foot building. Similar to their original facility, it will be broken out into four 10,000-square-foot suites and span a full 76,000 square feet. Construction will be spread out over two phases.

This additional expansion announcement follows the late 2015 expansion of its current facility. The current Altoona facility opened in 2007 and was the first data center to open in the area. The facility is now neighbored by Facebook and Microsoft data centers.

The location of LightEdge’s data centers have been strategically selected based on ease of access to major US markets, low power costs and attractive customer tax incentive programs. The Altoona data center’s customers enjoy environmentally green power costs at some of the lowest rates in the nation, and a 100% tax exemption on hardware and software used in data processing and storage. Since the opening of the Altoona data center in 2007, LightEdge has more than tripled the facility capacity and has already received strong tenancy interest for a variety of flexible colocation options including rack, small and large secure cages and private suites with and without dedicated mechanical and electrical equipment. All of LightEdge’s Data Centers are interconnected through a connected fiber backbone and is serviced by all the leading fiber providers in the market.

LightEdge was purchased by the Anschutz Corporation in 2008, which has provided the strong financial backing and stability to continue this rapid growth throughout the Midwest. This construction news comes just before the two-year anniversary of the grand opening of LightEdge’s data center facility in Kansas City within SubTropolis Technology Center.

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