DartPoints Wins Global Edge Award

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Eastern Iowa Edge IX an “Exemplar to the Wider Industry”

Dallas, TX, January 4, 2021 – DartPoints, an owner and operator of edge colocation data centers, proudly announces its Eastern Iowa carrier neutral interconnection point has earned the DCD>Global Awards Edge Data Center Project of the Year. Conceived and designed in partnership with local networks, associations and municipal entities, the facility serves as a network ecosystem aggregation and meet-me point between carriers, content and applications. It illustrates the art of the possible for struggling edge markets.

“It is an honor to be recognized and to show that we made good on our promise to a great community to improve network performance through peering at the edge,” says Scott Willis, CEO of DartPoints. “We value our outstanding local supporters, including the Iowa Communications Alliance, South Slope Cooperative Communications, and Aureon.”

Awards20 DartPoints Laurel

DartPoints congratulates all of the 2020 DCD Global Awards winners for innovation and excellence to propel the industry forward, including:

OCP Group, Enterprise Data Center Design

EcoDataCenter, Multi Tenant Data Center Design

Facebook, Hyperscale Data Center Innovation

Microsoft,Energy Smart Award

Enel X, Mission Critical Technical Innovation

Salute Mission Critical, Data Center Operations Team of the Year

CyrusOne, Data Center Construction Team of the Year

Vinodhkumar Sampathkumar, Young Mission Critical Engineer of the Year

Yotta Infrastructure, Data Center Architecture Award

Peter M. Curtis, Outstanding Contribution to the Data Center Industry

DartPoints’ Eastern Iowa facility reimagines the way data traffic is managed, processed and fulfilled. It lays a firm foundation to expand and improve content and application performance to meet rapidly evolving demands at the edge. The facility went live with an RFS announcement issued in June 2020. Additional partners included Connected Nation and TMGcore with engagement from the Governor of Iowa’s office. “Support from State leaders, like Governor Reynolds and Lieutenant Governor Gregg, are critical.” adds Willis. “This shows what we can achieve when we partner with state broadband initiatives. Eastern Iowa now directly reaps the benefits of State incentives. They have local digital infrastructure to support remote work and learning demands and to drive future prosperity and growth.”

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