Chicago Data Center & Colocation

CH1 - Chicago, IL

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The interconnection hub to support your digital future in the heart of downtown Chicago

CoreSite’s Chicago data center campus is strategically located in downtown Chicago, adjacent to the Board of Trade. In addition to several clouds and networks available within the campus, this centralized location provides exceptionally low-latency access to businesses, end users, and interconnection destinations in the market.

Room to Grow

Whether you need a single rack or a private suite, CH1 offers ample capacity for customers to cost-effectively expand with their requirements, and we are proactively adding CH2 to our footprint in the heart of downtown.

Managed Professional Services

Whether you need assistance building a hybrid cloud roadmap, or require move and migration services, our partnerships provide a seamless platform for you to build a holistic IT architecture.

Network Density

As the second most interconnected building in Chicago, CoreSite offers access to your choice of 40+ networks, spanning everything from global carriers to metro networks and SDN providers.

Operational Excellence

We offer a 100% uptime SLA, supported by a tenured operations team and in-house security staff. Our dedicated employees have delivered on industry-leading customer satisfaction scores for several years running.

Driving Digital Transformation for the Financial Services Sector

Centrally located in the financial district, CoreSite’s compliant data center solutions provide ultra-low latency access to trading hubs and interconnection destinations, while still offering room to cost-effectively scale and access providers on-site. This enables financial services organizations to embrace new technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain and smart objects, while offloading management of IT infrastructure in a future-ready facility.

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Facility Size 175,000+ total sq. ft. 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 and United IX Chicago Cloud Access The CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange®, AWS Direct Connect, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud Direct Link, and Oracle FastConnect
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 electrical 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 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 HIPAA compliant ISO ISO 27001 compliant
PCI PCI DSS compliant SOC SOC 1 Type 2 and SOC 2 Type 2 compliant
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 Monitoring RF Code readers for pin-point accuracy of temperature and humidity within customer deployments

“The relationship with CoreSite has changed our scale exponentially. We’ve gone from being a relatively small managed services provider to being scalable. We’ve been able to deliver on significantly more and larger projects.”

David Gordon, President, STIGroup

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