US firm LightEdge has acquired a data center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The GI Partners-owned company this week announced it had bought a 76,000-square-foot (7,060 sqm), 3.6MW facility in Chaska, Minnesota. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

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– LightEdge

The facility, located at 1708 West Creek Lane in Carver County, houses 30,000 sq ft (2,790 sqm) of data hall space across three private data center suites.

"We are excited to enter the Minneapolis market, invest in this rapidly growing region and deliver our best-in-class IT solutions to a new state," said Jim Masterson, CEO of LightEdge.

"We are dedicated to building and supporting tailored cloud solutions delivered from in-market data centers that meet the rigorous demands of enterprise-grade operations and empower local companies with seamless connectivity and the robust infrastructure needed to thrive in today's digital landscape."

The company said it would make a “significant investment” in the site to deploy its enterprise LightEdge Cloud, fully redundant network, cloud on-ramps, and managed services to local businesses.

Previously known as Minneapolis I, the site was originally built by Stream Data Centers back in 2013. It is listed on the Stream's site as offering 7.2MW at full build-out.

Stream began building a second data center on the same campus in 2017 for U.S. Bank, a division of U.S. Bancorp. Located at 1706 West Creek Lane and known as Minneapolis II, that facility offers 4.8MW across 56,000 sq ft (5,200 sqm).

Founded in 1996, Des Moines-based LightEdge was acquired by GI Partners from the Anschutz Corporation in September 2021.

Later that month, it acquired Cavern Technologies, a data center operator based in Lenexa, Kansas. In April 2022, it acquired Californian data center firm Nfinit.

With the closing of this deal, LightEdge will operate a total of 12 data centers; as well as the Lexana location, it currently has facilities in Des Moines, Iowa; Ohama, Nebraska; Austin, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; San Diego, California; and Raleigh, North Carolina.