March 2012

Data Centers: A look inside the factors companies consider for site selection

By | March 30th, 2012|Cloud Computing, Security|

Data centers for Google Inc., Microsoft Corp. and IBM Corp. have already made their homes in Iowa’s low-cost market, and a recent study suggests the state could soon see more similar projects. The Boyd Co. Inc., a corporate location consultant based in New Jersey, conducted a study to find highly secure, cost-effective sites on which [...]

February 2012

Iowa in running for $1.2 billion data center; is it Facebook? Apple?

By | February 13th, 2012|Cloud Computing|

It could be Apple. It could be Facebook. It could even be the U.S. government that’s considering Iowa for a $1.2 billion data center, say industry experts. “It’s all very cloak-and-dagger stuff,” says Clyde Evans, West Des Moines’ economic development leader. The city, already home to a $200 million Microsoft center, has fielded interest recently [...]

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