Chicago Data Center, CH1

Chicago, IL

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Centrally-Located Colocation in the Heart of Chicago’s Financial District

CoreSite’s Chicago data center (CH1) is strategically located in downtown Chicago, adjacent to the Board of Trade. This centralized location provides access to exceptionally low-latency connections for the many financial, healthcare and media companies deployed within the Chicago colocation facility.

178,000+ Square Feet

Scalable deployments including cabinets, cages and build-to-suit. Rooftop space is also available.

State-of-the-Art Security

In-house, physical security is on-site 24x7x365 in addition to key card access, biometric scanners, mantrap entries, and controlled site access.

Reliable Performance

Six 9s (99.9999%) historical portfolio uptime supported by 2N UPS and N+1 generator power.

30+ Networks

Interconnection, network resiliency and low-latency metro connectivity is achieved through the presence of a large number of carriers.

Cloud Capabilities

Access to multiple cloud service providers enables a variety of cloud solutions for enterprises.

Certification and Compliance

CoreSite's Chicago data center has been validated as PCI DSS, SSAE SOC 1 and SSAE SOC 2 compliant. These reports provide CoreSite customers with the assurance of corporate controls, including security, operations and environmental compliance. In addition, the infrastructure and physical security standards at this facility support HIPAA compliance.

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Facility Size 178,000+ sq. ft. of data center space Deployments Cabinets, cages and private suites
Rooftop Space available Fit Out Turn-key
Power Availability AC and DC Power Redundancy N, N+1, and 2N UPS; N+1 generator
Peering Exchanges Any2Exchange® for Internet Peering Cloud Access The CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange
Diversity Diverse POEs, MDFs and IDFs Cross Connects Fiber, copper and coaxial
Carrier Availability See our Carrier List    
Access Key cards and biometric scanners Entries Mantrap
Cameras Perimeter and interior IP-DVR Security Officers 24x7x365 staffed
Perimeter Controlled site access    
Utilities Three diverse underground utility feeds from ComEd’s high-reliability downtown electric grid UPSS/PDUS/RPPS Up to 2N redundancy
Generators Minimum N+1 redundancy Mechanical Minimum N+1 redundancy on chillers, CRAHs and chilled water pumps
Remote Hands 24x7x365 BMS Controls State-of-the-art mission-critical controls and monitoring
Uptime 100% uptime SLA and Six 9s (99.9999%) historical portfolio uptime Fuel Storage Up to 36 hours, on-site
Floor Loading Up to 312 lbs./sq. ft. Column Spacing 20' x 26'
Clear Height 8'6" above 24" raised floor Hardened Exterior Roof designed to withstand 125 MPH wind
Loading Dock Sheltered exterior 3' high dock, equipped with forklift Elevators Passenger: 5'w x 4'd x 9'h (2,000 lbs.)
Freight: 11'w x 7'd x 9'h (6,000 lbs.)
SOC SOC 1 Type 2 and SOC 2 Type 2 certified PCI DSS PCI DSS certified
HIPAA Infrastructure and physical security standards to support compliance    
Human Space Office space and conference rooms Tech Lounge 24x7x365 tech lounge with televisions, couches and kitchen
UPS Mitsubishi high-efficiency UPS systems Chiller Chilled water with evaporative condensing units and chillers for air and water-side economization
Cooling Variable speed CRAHs and electrode humidification Life Safety Dual-interlock pre-action dry-pipe sprinkler system
Lighting Lutron Eco-System lighting    

"We’ve been expecting at some point that the honeymoon phase of this new relationship would come to an end, but it hasn’t. Given our experiences with CoreSite so far, it’s hard to imagine a scenario in which they won’t play a pivotal role in helping us capitalize on opportunities to grow our business and further enhance our brand."

Jason O'Sullivan, Vice President, Corporate Technology,

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