Chicago, Illinois (CHI-1)

secure, purpose-built Chicago area data center

The Chicago-1 facility, also known as CHI-1, is our flagship location for infrastructure services. Located in the Chicago area, it provides superb connectivity throughout North America and around the globe, as well as the solid reliability that you, your company, and your customers demand.

SSAE16, PCI, Open-IX and HIPAA Certified

Fully redundant 2N power and dynamic in row cooling infrastructure

80,000 sq. ft. gross with 40,000 sq. ft. of raised floor

Multiple points of entry with multiple connectivity options

Private suites and expandable cages available

Full cabinet (42U), 1/2 (21U), 1/3 (14U) and 1U colocation

POWER

redundant & sustainable

ALWAYS ON.

The 2N design, with 8MW generator farm, supports our 100% uptime SLA.

2N power design on all system levels (Utility, UPS, PDU’s & rack distribution)

Diverse 12kV power feeds with readily accessible diverse 34kV feeds

Four 12,470 volt - 2MW Caterpillar generators

Redundant (A/B) Starline Busway power delivery

High density cabinet footprint

COOLING

efficient chilled water system for Chicago’s cool climate

ADAPTIVE COOLING.

Cutting edge cooling capabilities can easily accommodate extremely high density configurations across the data center floor.

Hot Aisle containment used for the ultimate in efficiency

Redundant STULZ CyberRow intelligent cooling systems

Four free cooling heat exchangers further enhancing redundancy and efficiency

Redundant and easily isolated chilled water distribution system

Four 770 ton parallel Trane Centrifigual Chillers supported by redundant Evapco towers

SECURITY

24x7 monitoring of power, cooling and environmental assets

SAFE AND SOUND.

CHI1 is purpose built with the highest level of security in mind, featuring kevlar and steel reinforced walls, an anti-tailgating mantrap, and cutting edge building management and monitoring systems.

Automated visitor screening and background checks

Biometric and key card scanning

Kevlar and diamond plate steel reinforced walls

Anti-tailgating mantrap door at main entrance

Secure and isolated shipping/receiving department

Extensive security including gated access and 24/7 monitored internal and external CCTV

CONNECTIVITY

low latency and network efficiency solutions

SUPERIOR NETWORK.

The CHI1 facility has the necessary connectivity to provide high-performance, next-generation bandwidth services to our customers. We utilize redundant routing gear with fiber connections to multiple peers.

OPEN-IX Data Center Certification

Connected to United Internet Exchange (www.unitedix.net)

In-house DDoS Protection

Mulltiple dark fiber and IP providers available

16 Diverse fiber entry points into the data center

Two meet-me-rooms at front and back of data center

The redundant Nexeon network consists of multiple public and private peers, including additional transit via fiber to 350 Cermak and 427 LaSalle

CUSTOMER LOUNGE

relax in the free customer lounge when visiting

COMFORT.

We place the customer first, and we want to provide an environment where you can execute your objectives and enjoy the process.

Comfortable chairs

Flat screen television

Printer available for customer use

WiFi - wireless network accessible

Refrigerator & microwave available

WORK AREA

on-site storage & customer work areas

AMPLE SPACE TO WORK.

For customers who have their own equipment colocated on-site, work areas and storage are available for when you need to access the facility.

Physical access available all day, every day, to colo clients

On-site NOC staff available around the clock

Client workstations accessible for lengthy & complex installations

Various sizes of storage lockers and secure areas on-site

Crash carts available for customer use