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KC Emits Data Center Attractiveness

by Lexi Ryan | Sep 14, 2018

The greater Kansas City area is home to a large number of data intensive operations. The robust telecommunications infrastructure, superior energy capabilities and deep IT talent pool make for the perfect central location for a data center.

Kansas City is the first city in the world to receive Google Fiber, providing broadband internet and IPTV to an increasing number of locations. Among many key factors, KC was chosen because of its central location for long-haul fiber and transcontinental fiber networks. The region’s location advantages have attracted telecom and energy service providers, talent and more. KC keeps energy prices low with a balanced portfolio of energy generation via coal, natural gas, fuel oil, wind, solar, nuclear, biogas and hydro.

Just this month, it was announced that Lincoln Rackhouse saw an opportunity in the region and entered the KC real estate market by acquiring a 260,000-sq.-ft. data center campus in the AirWorld Technology Center. Lincoln Rackhouse is the data center division of Dallas-based Lincoln Property Company. Lincoln Rackhouse helps organizations of all sizes locate, analyze and secure data center space to lease or own.  

KC is home to an impressive list of enterprise data center operations including Cerner Corp., DST, Honeywell, NIC, Sprint, State Street, U.S. Bank and many more. Colocation opportunities are strengthened with Lincoln Rackhouse’s entry into KC. Other excellent colocation providers are Cavern Technologies, DataBank, LightEdge Solutions and more.

For more information about the KC region’s data center capabilities and resources, visit http://thinkkc.com/business/industries/data-centers 

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