Site: LightEdge Altoona

Company: LightEdge Solutions
Metro: Des Moines
State: Iowa
Country: United States
Region: North America
Region: Americas
Region: World
Gross SqFt: 20,000
Total Power: 4.5 Megawatts

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

Map and Nearby Locations:

1435 Northridge Circle, Altoona, IA 50009

SITES within 15 miles of LightEdge Altoona

Show SqM

Distance Site name SqFt MW
0.06 miles Lightedge Des Moines 2
2.83 miles Facebook Altoona Iowa 117.00
8.44 miles Level3 Des Moines
10.29 miles Consolidated Des Moines 0.80
11.94 miles InfoBunker 65,000 10.40

February 2016

Altoona Data Sheet (4 pages)

July 2016

Altoona Data Sheet (2 pages)