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.
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. delivers customer driven data center solutions by providing secure, reliable and cost effective data center facilities. Digital Realty custom solution build to suit offers complete site selection, design, construction, and data center consulting services, while buy to suit offers complete real estate and real estate acquisition services. Digital Realty also offers powered base building data center solutions for companies interested to build out and operate their own data centers. This takes on the real estate portion of the design and development process allowing company to focus on the details such as critical systems and applications inside the data center. Digital Realty’s customers include domestic and international companies across multiple industry verticals ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, health care and consumer products. Digital Realty’s 130 properties, including twelve properties held as investments in unconsolidated joint ventures, comprise approximately 23.8 million square feet as of September 30, 2013, including 2.8 million square feet of space held for development. Digital Realty’s portfolio is located in 33 markets throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Digital Realty operates as a publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol DLR. The company was founded in 2004, and is based in San Francisco, CA.
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