Leading provider of secure cloud and colocation, LightEdge, is starting 2024 with another strategic acquisition, this time expanding into Minneapolis. The Uptime Tier III Design Certified 76,000-square-foot, 3.6 MW data center brings the company’s total to 12 data centers across the US.
Not only does this latest addition continue to bring LightEdge’s commitment to power client innovation through secure cloud solutions to this new market, but it also comes with some notable tax incentives. Part of Minnesota’s Data Center Tax Incentive program, the Minneapolis data center will bring significant cost savings to clients, including no sales tax on all IT equipment, data center infrastructure, computer licensing and software, and electricity used at the facility, as well as no personal property tax.
“We are dedicated to building and supporting tailored cloud solutions delivered from in-market data centers that meet the rigorous demands of enterprise-grade operations and empower local companies with seamless connectivity and the robust infrastructure needed to thrive in today’s digital landscape,” said Jim Masterson, CEO of LightEdge.
While the facility is already ISO 27001, PCI DSS, SOC (1, Type 1 & 2, Type 2), and LEED Silver certified, LightEdge will quickly expand into additional certifications at the location — including HIPAA, HITRUST, ISO 20000, ISO 22301, NIST, ITAR and CJIS. Operation will also be expanded through the addition of new sales and support staff.
Read the full announcement here: https://www.lightedge.com/blog/resources/lightedge-acquires-top-tier-high-density-data-center-in-minneapolis/