Iowa Data Centers & Colo

Login to Add Favorite Login to

The Iowa Data Center Map Has 17 Sites

List of Iowa Data Centers:


Site name Gross SqFt Usable SqFt Power (MW)
Apple Waukee IA
Consolidated Des Moines 500 0.80
Enseva Hiawatha
Facebook Altoona 117.00
Global Reach Ames
Google Council Bluffs near Lake Manawa 76.00
Google Council Bluffs Southlands
InfoBunker 65,000 35,000 10.40
Involta-Cedar Rapids 19,000 10,000
Level3 Des Moines
LightEdge Altoona 20,000 4.50
Lightedge Des Moines 2
Microsoft Des Moines
Microsoft Des Moines Project Alluvion
Microsoft Des Moines Project Osmium
OneNeck Cedar Falls 24,000 12,000 0.75
OneNeck Des Moines 46,000 20,000 6.00

Iowa's data centers are concentrated in Des Moines. However, there are a few in Cedar Rapids and Google has two data centers in Council Bluff just outside of Omaha.

Megacontent Data Centers in Iowa

Many of the largest internet companies in the world have chosen to build large data centers in Iowa. Facebook (Altoona), Google (Council Bluffs), Apple (Waukee), Microsoft (West Des Moines). Iowa has provided these megacontent companies with millions in tax incentives for the projects. In return, all three have had to guarantee certain job counts that pay $18 to $25 an hour.

Google in Council Bluffs Iowa

Total investment: $2.5 billion
Employees: 300
State-provided incentives: About $37 million
List of other Google data center locations

Facebook in Altoona Iowa

Total investment: $300 million for first phase; $1 billion expected
Employees: 150
State-provided incentives: $18 million

Apple in Waukee Iowa

Apple's data center is under construction
List of other Apple data center locations

Microsoft has 3 projects in West Des Moines

Total investment: Over $2 billion between two data centers
Employees: About 150 expected
State-provided incentives: $41 million

Data centers are also attracted to Iowa because it has available land, relatively cheap and environmentally friendly energy sources, access to high-speed fiber optics and is a low natural disaster risk area.

Electric Utilities

Iowa has one of the lowest costs for power in the US. Electrical rates in Iowa are typically 15 to 20 percent less than the national average.

Green Energy

Iowa's reliance on coal to generate electricity dropped from 76% in 2008 to 45% in 2017. Investment has gone into wind generation. Since 2004 MidAmerican has invested over $12 billion in wind generation. MidAmerican Energy has 27 wind farms across Iowa and generates over 4,400 Megawatts as of 2018. It has paid off, as of 2017 Iowa generated 37% of its electricity from wind.





This facility is four stories
In August 2017, Apple announced plans to build a 400,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art data center in Waukee, Iowa, to better serve North American users of iMessage, Siri, the App Store, and other ...
Facility Outside Des Moines Will Run on 100 Percent Renewable Energy
A Group of Deer Graze on Grass Next to Google's Iowa Data Center
Posted in Google Council Bluffs near Lake Manawa Source: Google
Google has an Array of Antennas to Receive Signals for Google Fiber's TV Service
Posted in Google Council Bluffs near Lake Manawa Source: Google
This facility is four stories
Google is now Building Multi-Story Data Centers
Posted in Google Council Bluffs Southlands

This facility is four stories

Source: Google
Wildflowers Thrive Next to the Council Bluffs Data Center
Posted in Google Council Bluffs Southlands Source: Google
In August 2017, Apple announced plans to build a 400,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art data center in Waukee, Iowa, to better serve North American users of iMessage, Siri, the App Store, and other ...
Apple Iowa Data Center Aerial View
Posted in Apple Waukee IA

In August 2017, Apple announced plans to build a 400,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art data center in Waukee, Iowa, to better serve North American users of iMessage, Siri, the App Store, and other Apple services. Like all Apple data centers, the new facility will run entirely on renewable energy from day one.

Source: https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2017/08/apples-next-us-data-center-will-be-built-in-iowa/
Facility Outside Des Moines Will Run on 100 Percent Renewable Energy
Apple Waukee Iowa-Front of the Building
Posted in Apple Waukee IA

Facility Outside Des Moines Will Run on 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Source: https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2017/08/apples-next-us-data-center-will-be-built-in-iowa/

Top Datacenter Providers in Iowa

Sites Sites Gross SqFt Gross SqFt Power (MW) Power (MW)
OneNeck 2 70,000 6.75
InfoBunker 1 65,000 10.40
LightEdge 2 20,000 4.50
Involta 1 19,000 0.00
Facebook 1 0 117.00
{{ provider.company_name }} {{ provider.sites_count_for_region }} {{ provider.sqft_for_region }} {{ provider.power_mw_for_region }}

Largest Datacenters in Iowa

Gross SqFt Gross SqFt Power (MW) Power (MW)
InfoBunker 65,000 10.40
OneNeck Des Moines 46,000 6.00
OneNeck Cedar Falls 24,000 0.75
LightEdge Altoona 20,000 4.50
Involta-Cedar Rapids 19,000
{{ datacenter.site_name }} {{ datacenter.total_gross_sqft }} {{ datacenter.total_power_mw }}

Top Iowa Datacenter Markets by # of Sites

Loading...

Top Iowa Datacenter Markets by Power Capacity (MW)

Loading...

No Posts