Located in South Loop of the Chicago Central Business District, Digital Realty’s CHI1 data center is located at 350 E Cermak Road, Chicago IL 60623
The Chicago Digital Realty data center is one of the largest data centers in the world. The building is located outside the 100 year flood plain, and is certified as seismic level zone 0. The facility has a multi-layered security structure, including 24 hour a day, seven days a week on site staff as well as continuous video surveillance,key card access and biometric security. The data center is SOC 2 compliant, and on-site staff monitor the power, cooling and network connectivity at all times. In addition to its access to cages and cabinets, clients also have access to roof rights and on-site parking.
In order to maintain data center functionality, Digital Realty also deploys redundant power, cooling and network systems that ensure maximum up-time. The local utility provides up to 8000 total kilowatts of power (8 Megawatts) and the UPS systems have a capacity of 1075 kilowatts and are arranged in an N+1 to 2N configuration. This set up allows for up to 300 watts of power to be delivered per square foot. On site generators are also configured in an 2N to N+1 arrangement, and can deliver up to 16750 kilowatts of power in the event of a utility power failure. Finally, the cooling systems are arranged in an N+1 set up. Digital Realty’s redundant set ups allow them to provide clients with 100% up-time service level agreements.
About Digital Realty
Chicago, IL 60623
Digital Realty – Chicago Datacenter CHI1 Highlights
- 8 Stories
- Outside 500 year flood plain
- Utility Power Capacity 109,000 kW
- UPS Power Capacity 70,000 kW
- UPS Redundancy N+1, 2N
- Max Power Density 140 to 300 watts/sq ft
- ISO 27001