Cloud & Hosting Solutions

About LightEdge

LightEdge was founded back in 1996 as the Midwest’s premier Internet Service Provider out of Des Moines, Iowa. After two decades of growth and pioneering in network, LightEdge entered a new chapter. The company doubled down on the data centers and compliant cloud services they were known for to support the most complex IT requirements for highly regulated industries.

Throughout the years, their team of experts has doubled in size, and LightEdge has built & expanded seven Tier III facilities across Des Moines, IA, Kansas City, MO, Omaha, NE, Raleigh, NC, and Austin, TX. They shed their persona as an IT Consulting firm and honed in on their core areas of expertise: cloud, colocation, and compliance. Over the past decade, LightEdge has achieved SOC 1 Type II, SOC 2 Type II & SOC 3 compliance, became ISO 20000-1 & ISO 27001 certified, and successfully completed audits for HIPAA, PCI DSS, and (most recently) HITRUST. LightEdge’s impenetrable physical security and global compliance standards make them unmatched in the cloud and colocation space.


IBM Hosting Offerings:
LightEdge Power Cloud – Specialized solutions to ensure the stability and evolution of your IBM i (AS/400 / iSeries) or AIX environments, including: Hosted LPARs, Data Protection, IBM i Recovery Cloud and IBM i Premium Recovery Cloud.

IBM Z Cloud – Secure, available and scalable cloud mainframe services for your mission-critical workloads. Gain access to the latest mainframe technology in a secure, multi-tenant model that allows you to scale computing resources, storage and networking as your business demands change.

Compliant cloud solutions and specialized IBM expertise
IBM has been a powerhouse around the globe for decades and a staple of many corporations’ critical business operations. As a certified IBM partner, LightEdge takes IBM’s standard of impeccable service delivery as seriously as they do with a variety of offerings for companies large and small in our highly-interconnected data centers.

LightEdge has a dedicated team of IBM experts on staff with a combined 120 years of experience working with IBM i (AS/400 / iSeries), AIX, mainframe environments, and dedicated disaster recovery solutions. Through this team, we have introduced a suite of IBM i on Power solutions that offer clients the same security and reliability they depend on with their AS/400 / iSeries and AIX environments in a flexible, redundant, and cost-effective cloud model. For those wanting access to the latest mainframe / Z Cloud technology for their mission-critical workloads running in the cloud, we have solutions for that too.
LightEdge Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) powered by VMware takes advantage of the cost-effective multi-tenant model for infrastructure and virtualization, while maintaining business-critical performance and top security. Our VPC is redundant by default, and can be provisioned by you or LightEdge’s experienced engineers.

Combine compute, network, and storage options for today and tomorrow’s workloads—the VMware Virtual Private Cloud is designed to maintain ultimate flexibility and scalability through elastic consumption of resources. Gain peace of mind with VPC quality of service that’s backed by a service level agreement (SLA) that guarantees high levels of performance.

LightEdge brings SLA-backed performance – We guarantee 100% resource availability. With LightEdge Virtual Private Cloud, you never run the risk of competing for performance, as our services are carefully designed and managed to avoid ‘bad neighbor’ attributes of traditional public clouds.

N+1/HA (high availability) by default – N+1 redundancy ensures availability in the event of component failure. Other multi-tenant clouds are single instance or require significantly higher investments to achieve N+1.

Our Virtual Private Cloud is managed to the highest levels of security – We use best practices in encryption, change management, and configuration management to ensure your sensitive data remains protected.

Close proximity to legacy or traditional IT platforms that may need to be colocated or remain in close proximity to end users – Results in improved bandwidth, latency, and control.

Our VPC is hybrid-ready – Hybrid clouds and multi-cloud strategies are an increasingly practical and cost effective way to optimize based on workload requirements.

Access to the LightEdge Hybrid Solution Center and all its benefits – What separates LightEdge from other providers is our ability to design, orchestrate, and manage customers’ hybrid environments from beginning to end. This gives you confidence that we can meet your needs today and easily make changes as your business evolves in the future.
LightEdge Dedicated Private Cloud (DPC) offers a physically discrete, single-tenant environment with the highest level of performance, control and security at a predictable monthly price. Our Dedicated Private Cloud is powered by VMware and delivers the flexibility of virtualization, ideal for mission-critical applications and compliance standards, while allowing you to retain full control of your server.

Cloud Management Made Easy
Your dedicated private cloud environment at LightEdge could not be easier to manage, automate and integrate. Our DPC portal provides single-pane policy-based provisioning, process automation and infrastructure management. We help you deliver high-performance resources from LightEdge faster, more efficiently, and consistently.

Why LightEdge Dedicated Private Cloud?
Powerful – Our DPC is built on VMware’s proven technology and is powerful enough for even the most mission-critical applications
Scalable – Deploying additional resources is fast and easy, so you can get on with more strategic endeavors
Compliant – Physically separate hardware for HIPAA and PCI-DSS compliance
Managed – LightEdge data centers are ISO 20000 & ISO 27001 validated with all operations following ITIL best practices
Monitored – Gain peace of mind with LightEdge’s superior informatics, dashboards, and alerts to maintain and optimize your environment
LightEdge bare metal provides physically discrete, high performance, dedicated servers, storage and network uniquely configured for each customer. Dedicated servers mean added security and compliance, along with exclusive control. You also have the option to create a hybrid environment as your needs evolve. You can choose from top-of-the-line servers, operating systems, RAM, network, and storage options.

Achieve HIPAA & PCI DSS Compliance
LightEdge’s bare metal services meet major industry compliance standards, including HIPAA and PCI DSS. Not only are our services compliant, LightEdge’s Compliance and Security Professionals offer additional support to ensure your business is secure and compliant, including a risk-free assessment.

Single-tenancy on physically isolated servers is simply the easiest way to leverage the scale, efficiencies and security at our ISO 20000-validated, ITIL-operated data centers.
With years of experience solving compliance and security challenges for the most regulated industries, our knowledge extends beyond technology to truly understand your unique business requirements.

- Hosting that exceeds your compliance standards
- Guaranteed data confidentiality, availability, and integrity
- Expertise in HIPAA, HITRUST, PCI, SOC, ISO, NIST, FISMA, FedRAMP, and more With years of experience solving compliance and security challenges for the most regulated industries, our knowledge extends beyond technology to truly understand your unique business requirements.
We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all. LightEdge’s cloud and hosting provides customizable & flexible solutions, enterprise-class equipment, and full hybrid support.

- HIPPA/HITRUST-certified private cloud configurations
- Self-service cloud and managed hosting options
- Disaster Recovery, Managed Services, and security services


- Multiple power entries in ring configuration, uninterrupted power, and onsite diesel generators
- Redundant cooling systems are implemented and monitored
- Accessed & controlled 24/7/365 by closed-circuit TV, dual door man-trap entrance, pass card security, and biometric access
- All facilities & equipment are monitored by expert Network Operations Center staff 24/7/365
- Redundant power & cooling, geographically-diverse central offices, and multiple network carrier access points
- Best-in-class networking equipment and partnerships with top providers for utmost in data center connectivity

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