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Equinix – Chicago Data Center CH2

Equinix’s Chicago data center (CH2) is located at 350 East Cermak Road, Chicago, IL 60616. The data center is located at 6th floor in 9 story (main section), 14 story high rise (tower section) building. The data center is high rise, fully sprinklered construction type, two way flat slab concrete construction. The data center building is fully complied with building code compliance standards. The data center is 10 miles from Midway international airport, and 21 miles to O’Hare international airport. The parking is available at Hyatt hotel directly across the street from the IBX.

The data center offers half and full cabinet colocation, locked cabinets, caged space, and private suite colocation space. The data center is SSAE 16 SOC I Type II audited facility. The data center provides 110,618 square feet of total space, including 58,852 square feet of colocation space, and 1,330 square feet of flex space. The data center has multilevel security including CCTV & recorders, motion detection, and 24 x 7 security guards. All doors, including cages, are secured with biometric hand geometry readers, and closed cabinets with kinetic & key locks. The data center has mantrap entry to access the data center resources. Pre action, double interlocked, dry pipe sprinkler system in 13 zones is installed in the data center for life safety.

Chicago CH2 data center is N+1 power infrastructure, and offer 99.999% SLA on power. The data center provides electrical capacity of 2.4 kVA per cabinet. The data center has single utility feed, and three power transformers. The data center provides 12 kV- 3 phase AC power, and DC power to customer’s equipment. The immediate power failure is protected by redundant UPS in N+1 configuration. The standby power is provided by 4 x 2,000 kW diesel generators in N+2 configuration. The cooling and humidity in the data center is controlled by CRAC units and dry coolers in N+1 configuration. The facility is served with cooling of 2.5 kW per cabinet (8,533 BTUH), and offers 99.99% SLA on temperature & humidity.

The data center is a carrier neutral facility offering connectivity to multiple carriers and service providers. The data center has overhead proprietary cable tray system with multi-tier ladder rack. The data center offers cross connect services including single mode fiber, multi-mode fiber, Cat 5, Cat 6, Cat5(T1), and Cat3 (POTS), and provides 99.99% SLA on cross connect availability. The facility provides Equinix Metro Connect services, Equinix Internet Exchange, Equinix Carrier Ethernet Exchange, and Equinix Direct. IBX staff of engineers, technicians, and customers support specialists offer onsite technical and logistic support 24 x 7 x 365, and provide smart hands services.

Equinix, Inc. connects businesses with partners and customers around the world through a global platform of high performance data centers, containing dynamic ecosystems and the broadest choice of networks.  The company provides data center services to protect and connect the information assets for the enterprises, financial services companies, and content and network providers. The company provides colocation services and related offerings; interconnection services comprising physical cross connect or direct interconnections, Equinix Internet exchange, Equinix metro connect, Internet connectivity services, and Ethernet exchange services; and managed IT infrastructure services, including installation of customer equipment and cabling, as well as equipment rebooting and power cycling, card swapping, and emergency equipment replacement services. It connects approximately 4,000 companies, which comprise cloud and IT service providers, content providers, enterprises, financial companies, network and mobility service providers, carriers, and other bandwidth providers. The company provides its services through direct sales force and channel marketing programs.

Equinix owns and operates 95+ colocation facilities on five continents, across 38 major metropolitan areas in 12 countries in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and South America. Equinix provides 3.8 millions square feet of colocation space through its 45+ data center facilities in US serving 2,000 companies, and 450 networks connected onsite. Equinix provides 1.3 millions square feet of colocation space through its 30+ data center facilities in Europe serving 1,400 companies, and 375 networks connected onsite. Equinix provides 682,000+ square feet of colocation space through its 18+ data center facilities in Asia Pacific serving 1,000 companies, and 300 networks connected onsite. Equinix is a public trading company on NASDAQ under the symbol EQIX. The company was founded in 1998, and is based in Redwood City, CA.


Equinix – Chicago Data Center CH2

Equinix – Chicago Data Center CH2
350 East Cermak Road
Chicago, IL 60616

Equinix – Chicago Data Center CH2 Highlights

  • Located at 6th Floor
  • High rise, Fully Sprinklered Construction Type
  • Two Way Flat Slab Concrete Construction
  • Fully Complied with Building Code Compliance Standards
  • 10 Miles from Midway International Airport
  • 21 Miles from O’Hare International Airport
  • Half and Full Cabinet Colocation
  • Caged Space and Private Suite
  • SSAE 16 SOC I Type II Certified
  • 110,618 Square Feet of Total Space
  • 58,852 Square Feet of Colocation Space
  • 1,330 Square Feet of Flex Space
  • CCTV & Recorders and Motion Detection
  • 24 x 7 Security Guards
  • Biometric Hand Geometry Readers
  • Mantrap Entry
  • Closed Cabinets with Kinetic & Key Locks
  • Pre Action Dry Pipe Fire Suppression System in 13 Zones
  • N+1 Power Infrastructure
  • 99.999 % SLA on Power
  • Electrical Capacity of 2.4 kVA Per Cabinet
  • Single Utility Feed
  • 3 x Power Transformers
  • AC and DC Power
  • 12 kV – 3 Phase Utility Power
  • UPS in N+1  Configuration
  • 4 x 2,000 kW Diesel Generators in N+2 Configuration
  • HVAC in N+1 Configuration
  • 99.99% SLA on Temperature and Humidity
  • Cooling of 2.5 kW Per Cabinet (8,533 BTUH)
  • Carrier Neutral Facility
  • Overhead Proprietary Cable Tray System with Multi-Tier Ladder Rack
  • Cross Connect Services with 99.99% SLA
  • NOC 24 x 7 x 365
  • Smart Hands Services