Site: LightEdge Altoona

Company: LightEdge Solutions
Metro: Des Moines
State: Iowa
Country: United States
Region: North America
Region: Americas
Region: World
1435 Northridge Circle

Gross SqFt: 20,000
Total Power: ??? NN
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Lightedge Facility:

  • Four separate modular 5,000 square feet data centers
  • 12” reinforced pre-cast concrete walls with joints reinforced and tested to 200+ MPH winds
  • Dry membrane, double concrete roofing system to maximize tear off resistance, no roof penetrations in machine occupied areas
  • Build to suit up to 20,000 square feet of additional data center space on property
  • Fire Suppression - FM200 (DC1 and DC2), Dry Pipe (DC3 and DC4)


  • S+1 diversified electrical within the building utilizing five distinct UPS, Generator and ATS systems
  • On-site diesel generators (24 hour capacity) with 4.5 MW of on-site power generation capability
  • Iowa power costs among the lowest in the nation
  • Substation diversity
  • Primary’s capacity = 33 MVA
  • Secondary’s capacity = 66 MVA
  • Underground redundant feeds
  • Power diversity up to 225 watts/sq ft
  • HVACs support 1200kW per DC
  • S+1 diversied electrical:
  • 5 UPS, generators & ATS systems


  • Cooling through packaged HVAC units located at the side of the facility to minimize roof penetrations
  • 600 tons yields 2.4 MW
  • Up to 240 tons of cooling capacity per data center in an N+1 configuration
  • Data Centers 1 and 2 - Hot aisle / Cold aisle design, down-draft cooling
  • Data Centers 3 and 4 - Raised floor
  • Future build-outs will take advantage of Iowa’s annual 1,100 Cooling Degree Days to lower power costs and offer some of the lowest PUEs in the nation.
  • Future build-outs will take advantage of Iowa’s annual 1,100 Cooling Degree Days to lower power costs and offer some of the lowest PUEs in the nation.
  • Dual power fed HVAC units with Variable Speed Fans
  • Humidity set point of 44
  • Building Management System to ensure conformance with ASHRAE TC 9.9 standards for A1 environments


  • Carrier Agnostic connectivity through partnerships with:
  • Sprint, CenturyLink, WindStream, Cox, AT&T, Mediacom, TW Telecom, XO Communications, Level 3, INS and
  • Data Center is located within 1 mile of major telecommunication highway. Dark Fiber and Lit Services are available from a multitude of providers including:
  • Verizon, Sprint, ATT, Century Link, Windstream, Unite, PinPoint, Level 3, Iowa Network Services, Mediacom, US Networks, Cogent and more
  • Private fiber services linking LightEdge Data Center to Denver, CO and Chicago, IL (Cermac) for large scale Internet and carrier network integration


  • Data center physical security complies with PCI-DSS v2.0, HIPAA / HITECH guidelines and is audited annually using SSAE-16 SOC I Type II
  • ISO 20000 certified
  • Bulletproof glass at main entrance, secure check-in desk, Man traps, biometrics and tailgate sensors for all data center entrances
  • Closed-circuit TV monitored 24/7/365 with video archiving
  • 24x7 manned Network Operations Center with engineering staff performing hourly walk-arounds

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1435 Northridge Circle