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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Specifications

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    
Peering Exchanges Any2Exchange® for Internet peering and AMS-IX Chicago 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 Perimeter Controlled data center access
Security Officers 24x7x365 in-house staffed    
Utilities Three diverse underground utility feeds from ComEd’s high-reliability downtown electric grid UPS/PDU/RPP N, N+1, 2N redundancy
Generators N+1 redundancy Mechanical 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. Clear Height Typically 8'6" above 24" raised floor
Column Spacing 20' x 26' Loading Dock Sheltered exterior 3' high dock, equipped with forklift
Hardened Exterior Roof designed to withstand 125 MPH wind 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.)
HIPAA Infrastructure and physical security standards support HIPAA compliance ISO ISO 27001 certified
PCI PCI DSS certified SOC SOC 1 Type 2 and SOC 2 Type 2 certified
Work space Office space and conference rooms Tech Lounge 24x7x365 tech lounge with kitchen, televisions and couches
Electrical High-efficiency UPS systems Cooling Variable speed CRAHs and electrode humidification
Chiller Chilled water with evaporative condensing units and chillers for air- and water-side economization 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, Cars.com

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