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The CenturyLink Premier Elite Data Centre in Chicago, Illinois, is strategically located in the downtown area. It is near one of the top financial and business centres in the world. Connected directly to our network backbone, this facility leverages CenturyLink's extensive metro grid to help expand your IT footprint.

Cyxtera Chicago Data Centres

The Chicago facilities provide the co-location-to-cloud value that make information sharing and enterprise growth possible. Leading financial institutions access critical low and ultra-low latency co-location and proximity hosting for all of the major U.S. and international exchanges in the three Chicago-based Cyxtera data centres.

Leading financial institutions access critical low and ultra-low latency co-location and proximity hosting for all of the major U.S. and international exchanges in the three Chicago-based Cyxtera data centres.

These Chicago facilities offer more than 32,237.355 m² of combined space and nearly 30 megawatts of power to support the growing IT needs of the Chicago market. Data centre CH3 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. Cyxtera supports a strong Financial Services ecosystem with low-latency proximity hosting and network services. As a network and hosting provider, Cyxtera provides a 100% power uptime SLA supporting the stability, security and resiliency of your IT infrastructure. 

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Chicago Data Centre Locations

Locations

Chicago, IL

CenturyLink – Premier Elite

Tech Specs

Space

Total Facility Space: 5,374.162 m²
Total Data Centre Floor Space: 2,113.544 m²

Facility Features

Parking Details: On-site parking
Customer Space Details: 24/7 customer access
Additional Services:

  • Field Tech Services: Trained technicians for on-demand or scheduled support 24/7
  • Managed Network Services: Full or physical MPLS/IP VPN and internet management options

Power

Power Type (AC/DC): AC and DC power distribution
Redundant: N+1 electrical design and distribution, including redundant UPS and battery backup
Battery Backup: Yes
Generator(s): 24-hour backup generator

Cooling

Cooling Type: Temperature and humidity controlled
Environmental Controls:

  • Monitored building management system
  • Fire suppression and smoke detection

Redundant: N+1 HVAC configuration

Interconnection

Available Services: CenturyLink Network, Security, Voice, UC&C, Content Distribution, Managed and Professional Services
Carrier Neutral: Yes
Cross Connects Available: Standalone and bulk cable cross connects in variety of cable types, sizes and connectors
CenturyLink Cloud Connect Solutions Available: Access 20-plus leading cloud providers including AWS, Microsoft® Azure™, Office 365, Skype for Business and Google

Security

  • Monitored building management system
  • Stringent, multi-layer security control procedures
  • Dual-authentic system
  • On-site staffing

Standards

  • PCI DSS: Version 3 Report for Co-Location Services
  • SSAE 16: Type 1 SOC 1 Report for Co-Location Services

CH2: Chicago, IL

Cyxtera

Tech Specs

CH2: Chicago     Space: 13,224.376 m²     Power: 8.5 MW

Real Estate Summary

  • Located near Midway International and O'Hare International Airports; 20 and 40 minutes from Chicago, IL
  • Eight story building
  • Total building interior (sf) = 142,346
  • Raised floor (inches) = 24

Electrical Summary

  • Commonwealth Edison provides power feeds
  • Power density minimum (W/sf) = 150
  • Generator configuration = N + 1
  • Total Power Capacity = 8.5 MW
  • Minimum two fuel replenishing companies

Fire Detection and Suppression Summary

  • VESDA provides early warning detection
  • Pre-Action system utilizes two detection methods; one ionized and one photo electric detector interlocked with the dry pipe sprinkler system

Mechanical Summary

  • Cooling system configuration = N +1
  • Temperature and humidity managed to strict ASHRAE standard
This is a Cyxtera Technologies data centre.

CH3: Chicago, IL

Cyxtera

Tech Specs

CH3: Chicago     Space: 15,212.594 m²     Power: 17.6 MW

Real Estate Summary

  • Located near O'Hare International Airport
  • One story building
  • Total building interior(sf) = 163,747
  • Raised floor (inches) = 24

Electrical Summary

  • Commonwealth Edison provides power feeds
  • Power density minimum (W/sf) = 150
  • Generator configuration = N + 1 + 1
  • Total Power Capacity = 17.6 MW
  • Minimum two fuel replenishing companies

Fire Detection and Suppression Summary

  • VESDA provides early warning detection
  • Pre-Action system utilizes two detection methods; one ionized and one photo electric detector interlocked with the dry pipe sprinkler system

Mechanical Summary

  • Cooling system configuration = N + 1
  • Temperature and humidity managed to strict ASHRAE standard
This is a Cyxtera Technologies data centre.

CH4: Chicago, IL

Cyxtera

Tech Specs

CH4: Chicago     Space: 3,815.807 m²     Power: 3.4 MW

Real Estate Summary

  • Located near Midway International and O'Hare International Airports; 20 and 50 minutes from Chicago, IL
  • Eight story building
  • Total building interior (sf) = 41,073
  • Raised floor (inches) = 30

Electrical Summary

  • Commonwealth Edison provides power feeds
  • Power density minimum (W/sf) = 150
  • Generator configuration = N + 1
  • Total Power Capacity = 3.4 MW
  • Minimum two fuel replenishing companies

Fire Detection and Suppression Summary

  • VESDA provides early warning detection
  • Pre-Action system utilizes two detection methods; one ionized and one photo electric detector interlocked with the dry pipe sprinkler system

Mechanical Summary

  • Cooling system configuration = N + 1
  • Temperature and humidity managed to strict ASHRAE standard
This is a Cyxtera Technologies data centre.

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