Data Centers

Chicago

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Data Center Locations

Overview
CH2
CH3
CH4

Chicago Market Summary

Chicago is one the world’s top global financial centers and home to three major financial and futures exchanges: the Chicago Stock Exchange, the Chicago Board Options Exchange and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Leading financial institutions can access critical low and ultra-low latency colocation for all of the major U.S. and international exchanges in the three Chicago-based Cyxtera data centers. These Chicago facilities offer more than 405,000 square feet of combined space and nearly 52 megawatts of power to support the growing IT needs of the Chicago market. Our CH3 data center near O’Hare Airport features a Tier III Certification from the Uptime Institute, and all three have received the Uptime Institute M&O Stamp of Approval for operational excellence. Two of the three facilities are located in the heart of the financial district and all provide adaptable, logical space protected with financial grade, multi-tier security measures.

Data Center Benefits

The Chicago area data centers also offer:

  • Three buildings with over 405,000 square feet and 52 MW of power, located outside the 100-year flood zone.
  • Compliance with SSAE16 SOC-1 Type II, ISO 27001, PCI, HIPAA and HITrust standards
  • Uptime Institute M&O Stamps of Approval
  • Connectivity to 22 unique network service providers and an average of over 16 providers per Chicago data center
  • Fiber-linked campus between CH2 and CH4
  • Customer community of over 330 financial services firms, XaaS providers, media companies, and other large enterprises
  • Full amenities including break rooms, conference rooms, Wifi, crash carts, and work kiosks

CH2: Chicago, IL

Current Site Power: 6.6 MW
Current Raised Floor: 49,230 sq/ft
Current Building Space: 142,346 sq/ft
Available Utility Power: 8.5 MW

Data Center Summary:

Located in the heart of the Chicago Financial District, the Cyxtera CH2 data center is located on the 7th floor of an 8-story building on a fiber-linked campus with our CH4 data center. The building was originally constructed for R.R.Donnelley & Sons Printing in 1912, and the Sears Catalog was printed here until 1993. While it was renovated for data center usage in 1999, the building is historically landmarked and protected. The building is 9 miles from downtown Chicago, 25 minutes from Midway International Airport (MDW) and 30 minutes from O’Hare International Airport (ORD).

Address:

350 East Cermak – 7th Floor
Chicago, IL 60616

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Technical Specifications:

Power Redundancy: N+1
Cooling Redundancy: N+1

Certifications:
  • Energy Star
  • HIPAA
  • HiTrust
  • ISO 27001
  • PCI
  • SSAE16
  • Uptime Institute M&O Stamp of Approval
Carriers:
  • AT&T
  • Cablevision
  • CenturyLink
  • Cogent
  • Console
  • Hibernia
  • Internap
  • Level 3
  • Lexent
  • Lightower
  • Megaport
  • NexGenNetworks
  • Packetfabric
  • Perseus Telecom
  • Sidera
  • Sprint
  • Verizon
  • XO
  • Zayo

CH3: Elk Grove Village, IL

Current Site Power: 13.0 MW
Current Raised Floor: 170,923 sq/ft
Current Building Space: 221,630 sq/ft
Available Utility Power: 25.6 MW

Data Center Summary:

Located in Elk Grove Village, IL, our CH3 data center is located only 3 miles from O’Hare International Airport in a single-story purpose-built building. The structure is built with pre-fabricated concrete walls, and the 2014 Expansion is Uptime Institute Tier III Certified for Design and Build. Close to Interstates 294, 90 and Route 53, the data center is 19 miles from 350 Cermak (CH2 and CH4 data centers) and 18 miles from downtown Chicago.

Address:

2425 Busse Road
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

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Technical Specifications:

Power Redundancy: N+1
Cooling Redundancy: N+1

Certifications:
  • Energy Star
  • HIPAA
  • HiTrust
  • ISO 27001
  • PCI
  • SSAE16
  • Uptime Institute M&O Stamp of Approval
  • Uptime Institute Tier III Certification for Design and Build
Carriers:
  • AT&T
  • CenturyLink
  • Cogent
  • Comcast
  • Level 3
  • Lightower
  • Global Reliance
  • Sunesys
  • Verizon
  • XO
  • Zayo

CH4: Chicago, IL

Current Site Power: 6.4 MW
Current Raised Floor: 37,292 sq/ft
Current Building Space: 41,073 sq/ft
Available Utility Power: 18 MW

Data Center Summary:

Located in the heart of the Chicago Financial District, the CH4 data center is located on the 4th floor of an 8-story building on a fiber-linked campus with our CH2 data center. The building was originally constructed for R.R.Donnelley & Sons Printing in 1912, and the Sears Catalog was printed here until 1993. While it was renovated for data center usage in 1999, the building is historically landmarked and protected. The building is 9 miles from downtown Chicago, 25 minutes from Midway International Airport (MDW) and 30 minutes from O’Hare International Airport (ORD).

Address:

350 East Cermak – 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60616

Download the spec sheet

Technical Specifications:

Power Redundancy: N+1
Cooling Redundancy: N+1

Certifications:
  • HIPAA
  • HiTrust
  • ISO 27001
  • PCI
  • SSAE16
  • Uptime Institute M&O Stamp of Approval
Carriers:
  • AT&T
  • Cablevision
  • CenturyLink
  • Cogent
  • Console
  • Hibernia
  • Internap
  • Level 3
  • Lexent
  • Lightower
  • Megaport
  • NexGenNetworks
  • Packetfabric
  • Perseus Telecom
  • Sidera
  • Sprint
  • Verizon
  • XO
  • Zayo

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