LightEdge Solutions, an enterprise-grade cloud, colocation and managed services provider, recently announced its plans to buy Cabela’s state-of-the-art data center in Omaha.
“Cabela’s facility was a purpose-built data center that represented the same high standards in quality LightEdge values when bringing colocation to a local market,” said Jim Masterson, CEO of LightEdge Solutions. “LightEdge plans to immediately deploy our world-class enterprise cloud platform inside the new center, and fully integrate the facility via a private fiber backbone to existing carrier neutral colocation centers in Des Moines, Iowa and Kansas City, MO.”
The 16,925 square-foot data center was originally constructed in 2010. It will be retrofitted to support LightEdge cloud and colocation services. The retrofitting will complement LightEdge’s other data center facilities across the Midwest.
Cabela’s has signed a tenant lease with LightEdge and will continue to operate from the data center.
LightEdge believes that Omaha is an ideal location for the data center thanks to the proximity to its other facilities, as well as the Omaha airport, making transportation more convenient for business leaders to tour and move into the space.
“Our relationship with LightEdge began when we were looking for a partner to help us better manage our ever-growing data and technical needs,” said Ralph Castner, CFO of Cabela’s. “This arrangement allows us to entrust our data center solutions to respected industry experts.”
Other benefits of selecting Omaha include the available energy sources, minimal environmental and weather concerns, and tax benefits for tenants. The Omaha data center is scheduled to open in Q4 2017, and will be immediately available for tours.