Missouri-based network infrastructure and data center provider Bluebird Network acquired its second data center from Geneseo Communications in Bettendorf, Data Center Dynamics reported on Tuesday. The 57,000-square-foot, 6-megawatt ColoHub facility is a former grocery store and was used for Bitcoin mining. The new data center will provide low-latency redundant services to customers in the Quad City area, […]

For the first time in its six-year relationship with Facebook Inc., the city of Altoona has walked away from the negotiating table with a few dollars in hand — an estimated $3 million a year from an agreement that will land a 1 million-square-foot, $400 million data center at the social media pioneer’s campus on […]

Google announces $1M Impact Challenge for Iowa nonprofits Nonprofits in Iowa will collectively receive $1 million through Google’s new Impact Challenge Iowa, Google announced Monday as part of the company’s Grow with Google initiative at Central Library. Google.org first launched its Impact Challenge in Illinois, but Iowa will be the second state nationwide granted $1 […]

The Facebook Altoona Data Center has awarded more than $210,000 in grants to Central Iowa area nonprofits and schools as part of Facebook’s Community Action Grant program. Sixteen organizations promoting STEM education and community investment received grants ranging from $3,000 to more than $60,000 — the Southeast Polk Community School District was award $60,928.33 for […]

Jay Nickelsen, network technology program chair at DMACC West Des Moines Campus, walks through the newly announced Microsoft Data Center Academy. Photo by Kate Hayden The fourth Microsoft Data Center Academy will open this year for students at the DMACC West Des Moines Campus, representatives from Microsoft Corp. and Des Moines Area Community College announced […]