LightEdge will add regional data center facility underground in
The new LightEdge data center in STC is the result of a unique partnership between the two companies. Hunt Midwest, a full-service real estate development company, is one of multiple entities owned by the
“This is an ideal partnership,” said
LightEdge will open the first phase of its 60,000-square foot underground operation, built to Tier III Standards, within STC during the first quarter of 2014. In addition, the company will use a portion of the six-acre equipment yard located on the exterior surface of STC. LightEdge plans to make a capital investment of nearly
“The relationship between LightEdge and Hunt Midwest translates into the convergence of financial strength, best-in-class hosted IT services, experience with hybrid cloud environments, a highly secure and protected location and low kilowatt (kW) power costs compared to other areas of the U.S.,” said
STC’s naturally hardened limestone infrastructure provides a fortress six times stronger than concrete and features evenly spaced pillars with 40-foot clearance and 16-foot high ceilings. STC offers the ultimate in flexibility and scalability with fiber, power and protected space.
“In the more than 20 years I’ve been involved in data center development and operations, I’ve never seen a property more appropriate for a data center,” said James deVenny, an independent consultant who was co-founder, president and chief executive officer of
STC is served by KCP&L, an electric utility known for its award-winning reliability. There are two diverse substations and 161 kV transmission lines on the property.
“Hunt Midwest and LightEdge are creating a best-in-class data center infrastructure that will offer a great combination of redundancy and capacity,” said