Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Data Centers in Iowa

There were a couple of stories recently re-affirming that Iowa is an awesome place to build a data center. Data Center Knowledge reported about this years series of Boyd Company rankings. Three Iowa cities (Council Bluffs, Ames and Des Moines) made the top 10 list for "most affordable markets". TEAM Companies has capitalized on the data center market in Iowa, and Peak 10 is growing rapidly in North Carolina, which had 2 cities in the top 10.

Today, Emerson subsidiary Emerson Process Management, announced plans to build a $12 million data center in Marshalltown, Iowa. This data center will be primarily to backup Emerson operations and development across the globe. They also announced that a new primary data center would be built for the company in St. Louis.

"Akason said Marshalltown stood against competition for the project from metropolitan areas like Minneapolis-St. Paul; Cincinnati; Columbus, Ohio; Chicago and Emerson’s headquarters, St. Louis"

Check out the Times-Republican article here

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