Des Moines Data Center Market

The Des Moines data center market is located in the state of Iowa within Americas. Des Moines has 16 facilities with 4,001,000 sqft and 397 megawatts.

The top providers in Des Moines are Microsoft Azure (4 sites) and Edged Energy with 2 facilities. The most popular facilities are Global Reach Ames and Global Reach Ames.

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Market Facts

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Largest Providers in Des Moines

Microsoft Azure
Facilities: 4
Power: 225 MWs
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Edged Energy
Facilities: 2
Power: 0 MWs
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LightEdge Solutions
Facilities: 2
Power: 7 MWs
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OneNeck
Facilities: 1
Power: 6 MWs
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Largest Data Centers in Des Moines

Location Total SqFt Gross SqFt Power (MW)
Facebook Altoona Iowa 1,440,000 SqFt
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Microsoft Des Moines Project Alluvion 1,067,000 SqFt
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Microsoft Des Moines Project Osmium 1,205,000 SqFt
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Microsoft Des Moines 408,000 SqFt
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Apple Waukee IA 315,000 SqFt
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Sites Under Construction in Des Moines

Location Building SqFt Gross SqFt Power (MW) Estimated Launch
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About This Metro

Des Monies as a Data Center location:

Not an obvious location for dataenters, Des Moines is a good location nonetheless. Lower power rates and low risk of natural disasters make it a good choice for a central US deployment. Carrier neutral colocation providers consider it a tertiary metro with only LightEdge, OneNeck and InfoBunker leasing colo space.

Demographics

Des Monies is the capital city of Iowa, the state which casts the first lot for the US President. The city has 216,000 people, however, the surrounding MSA has 635,000 residents.

Commercial Power Rates in Iowa

Electric power is economical in Des Moines with the average commercial electricity rate at 6.76ยข/kWh. Iowa also doesn't apply sales tax to power use. While coal is the predominant energy source, wind is becoming a larger source (27.5% in 2013). In 2013, MidAmeria Energy added 138 MegaWatts of Wind generating capacity in conjunction with the Facebook Altoona data center announcement.