Des Moines has many factors that make it a great location for data centers.
- Low Disaster Risk- Iowa has zero hurricane hazard and very low seismic risk. The Midwest has been consistently ranked as one of the best for constant, uninterrupted power service. The area has also been considered to have one of the world’s most advanced telecommunications networks, which makes it a focal point for both long-haul and transcontinental fiber networks.
- Low Power Costs- Unlike the coasts, the Midwest has become extremely progressive in both energy production and distribution.
- Quality Connectivity Options- Des Moines is home to a number of prominent carriers with quality fiber and Internet, increasing connectivity options and to reducing latency.
- Easily Accessible- When travel time is being taken into account, you can’t get more centrally located than the Midwest. Businesses on the East and West coasts can take advantage of its location by commuting effortlessly from anywhere in the Continental US.