Des Moines-based LightEdge Solutions announced Wednesday that it will acquire Cavern Technologies Inc., the largest provider of colocation data centers in Kansas City. A colocation data center serves as a third party where businesses can rent space to house their servers and networking equipment. Cavern’s rental options vary so customers from midmarket businesses to enterprises can use the space. The acquisition is the first for LightEdge under its new ownership by GI Partners. “This acquisition unlocks new opportunities for us and further positions LightEdge as a leading infrastructure provider in the Midwest,” LightEdge CEO John Clune said in a release. “We are actively looking to expand our presence throughout the U.S. and are excited about the prospect of future acquisitions." Four of LightEdge’s seven data centers are in the Midwest, including one in Kansas City.