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Chicago Data Center Colocation

specifically designed for your organization's efficient and high-capacity growth

A recent acquisition of 48,000 sq. ft. of space within the same building provides additional growth capacity for customers within this Tier III Chicago data center specifically designed and constructed to deliver world-class physical security, power availability and infrastructure flexibility.

Chicago Data Center Facility Specifications

  • Purpose-built building originally constructed as a data center shell in 1999
  • 99,000 sq. ft. raw, caged, micro-suite and individual cabinet space in CHI-1
  • 48,000 sq. ft. (30,000 raised floor) raw space for individual cabinets and private cage areas in CHI-2
  • 36 inch raised floor in CHI-2
  • 12 in. thick reinforced concrete wall construction, able to withstand winds in excess of 90 mph, and located outside of flood plains
  • Building standards meet NEBS Level 3-compliance
  • Fully complies with Tier III design specification standards as outlined by The Uptime Institute
  • Secure exterior faux spandrel window system
  • Roof is a fully adhered single-ply 60mil EPDM rubber membrane system with isocyanurate insulation

Latisys-Chicago is strategically positioned in the heart of the Midwest. Conveniently located within 30 minutes of Chicago, Oak Brook is a prestigious corporate community accessible by multiple routes and modes of transportation.

Latisys-Chicago, LLC
1808 Swift Drive, Unit C
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 242-3500
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Latisys-Chicago Building Access and Security

  • 24x7 building access, 24x7 on-site security and NOC staff
  • Single Point of Contact (SPOC) Process
  • Alarm system with camera surveillance covering the entire
    perimeter of the building, throughout the data center area and all
    entrances and exits
  • Secure entrances include mantraps, biometrics, key card access
    and multi-factor authentication
  • Private parking area and secure loading dock

SOC 2 Type II and SOC Type 3Latisys-Chicago has completed SOC 2 Type II and SOC 3 Audit Reports, providing our customers with complete peace of mind in knowing their mission-critical IT environment is secured.

System Monitoring

  • State-of-the-art monitoring system provides real-time data on equipment operation, enabling easy system management and instant identification of problems
  • Monitoring includes power and cooling systems, as well as temperature, humidity, leak detection and fire protection

Latisys-Chicago Electrical Power Infrastructure

  • Power room is a fully independent Electrical Distribution Matrix with dual ComEd source support
  • Diverse power rack PDU distribution in 120/208, NEMA or IEC receptacles
  • Multiple power lineups with high-density deployments available
  • Redundant power infrastructure on all system levels
  • Power backup systems include redundant Power Distribution Units (A+B) and UPS
  • 6 MW of utlility power cpapcity delivered on ring bus for optimal reliability
  • N+1 configuration and 2N to customers’ equipment with properly provisioned dual-corded devices
  • N+1 UPS modules from best-of-breed providers
  • Best-of-breed Switch Gear
  • Best-of-breed STS/PDU technology in DC-04
  • On-Site diesel fuel-based backup power generators
  • Behind only hospitals and municipalities on the refueling priority list used in the event of a disaster

Electrical Power Generators

  • Two 1.25 MW and four 2.25 MW generators
  • 48-hour on-site fuel capacity per generator
  • Multiple re-fueling vendors

Latisys-Chicago Cooling Infrastructure

  • Minimum N+1 cooling configuration utilizing CRAC units: RTUs or chillers/CRAHs
  • Twenty 135-ton custom Trane rooftop units for CHI-1
  • Over 1000 cfm for each supply and return in CHI-1
  • Capable of delivering over 690 tons of cooling for the DC-01 in CHI-2
  • Cooling maintained via 36" pressurized raised floor plenum and a common supply return plenum in CHI-2
  • Additional overhead cooling is available for high-density environments in raised floor areas
  • Multiple CRAC units provide cooling for electrical rooms and private micro-suite data centers
  • Multiple thermal layers and real-time electronic adjustment of cooling needs for each individual cage or cabinet space
  • Concurrent maintainability of the cooling infrastructure with no single points of failure throughout
  • Hot aisle /cold aisle containment techniques used on data center floor for added efficiency

Latisys-Chicago Fire Detection and Suppression

  • VESDA early Smoke Detection
  • Pre-action dry pipe fire suppression systems that only fill with water in the event that two or more sensors are triggered in the same zone.
  • Two-stage dry pipe suppression system with localized distribution

Latisys-Chicago Network

  • Multiple fiber route entrances to the building
  • Multiple carrier options available
    • Blended with Zayo, Level 3, Comcast and TW Telecom
    • Additional On-site Carrier option include: AT&T, Cogent, Comcast, Level 3, TW Telecom, Urban Communications, Verizon, Windstream, XO and Zayo.
  • Redundant low-latency DWDM connection to 350 Cermak to pick up addtional carrier as requested

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Find Out More About Latisys' Chicago Data Center & Colocation Facility

For more information about the Latisys Chicago Data Center, please call (630) 242-3500 or toll-free (866) 956-9594. Latisys offers security, flexibility and adaptability with a customer-focused approach to meeting your IT infrastructure challenges. There are  more nationwide Latisys data centers, including the Irvine data center,  Denver data center, and the Ashburn data center, offering managed web hosting and managed IT services.

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