Australian Edge data center firm Edge Centres is developing facilities in St. Louis, Missouri, and Portland, Oregon.

“Our Edge journey into the US has begun in the wonderful city of St. Louis,” the company said on LinkedIn this week. “STL is an amazing city with both rich culture and an amazing heritage. It also has fantastic weather that allows for indirect free-cooling to be used 24/7, 8-9 months of the year.”

In his own post, Jonathan Eaves, Edge Centres founder and CEO, said: "We have selected Austin TX as HQ for Edge Centres. With the initial three locations now locked in as Los Angeles (EC101), St Louis (EC102), and Portland (EC103), we are underway.

The Australian firm provides modular ‘off grid’ data centers powered by on-site wind and/or solar power and connected to the main grid as backup. Each facility is equipped with just under 1MW of solar infrastructure, and 48-hour battery, and UPS backup equipment, which supports 64 1kW quarter racks. The company says the sites can produce more electricity than they use.

In April 2022, Edge Centers announced plans to procure 20 small data center pods from UK firm DataQube for its US rollout. It has installed a Point of Presence (PoP) in CoreSite’s One Wilshire carrier hotel data center in Los Angeles, California. The company last year announced it had raised $5.7 million for its US rollout.

The company last year announced plans to deploy a facility in the 707 Wilshire Blvd building in Los Angeles, California, that was due to go live in December 2022.

The company previously said it has plans for another US facility in Dallas, Texas, that was originally due live this month.

“Our first three facilities in the US are all 1MW and use the latest UPS and Cooling technologies to keep them efficient,” the company said this week.

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