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Equinix – Chicago Data Center CH3

Equinix’s Chicago data center (CH3) is located at 1905 Lunt Avenue Elk Grove, IL 60007. The data center is three story, type 1A, non-combustible construction type,  pre cast concrete construction building. The data center building is fully complied with building code compliance standards. The data center is 25 miles from Midway international airport, and 10 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 272,103 square feet of total space, including 114,457 square feet of colocation space; 56,897 square feet at 2nd floor, 57,560 square feet at 3rd floor, and 3,127 square feet of flex space; 1,832 square feet at 1st floor, and 1,295 square feet at 3rd floor. The data center has floor load capacity of 250 lbs. per square feet at 1st floor, and 150 lbs. per square feet at 2nd & 3rd floor. 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 19 zones is installed in the data center for life safety.

Chicago CH3 data center is N+1 power infrastructure, and offer 99.999% SLA on power. The data center provides electrical capacity of 4 & 5 kVA per cabinet. The data center has dual utility feeds, and thirteen power transformers. The data center provides 34.5 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 15 x 2,500 kW diesel generators in N+2 configuration. The cooling and humidity in the data center is controlled by water cooled centrifugal chillers, air handlers in N+1 configuration. The facility is served with cooling of 4 kW per cabinet (13,652 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.

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Equinix – Chicago Data Center CH3

Equinix – Chicago Data Center CH3
1905 Lunt Avenue
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Equinix – Chicago Data Center CH3 Highlights

  • 3 Story Building
  • Type 1A, Non-Combustible Construction Type
  • Pre-Cast Concrete Construction Building
  • Fully Complied with Building Code Compliance Standards
  • 25 Miles from Midway International Airport
  • 10 Miles from O’Hare International Airport
  • Half and Full Cabinet Colocation
  • Caged Space and Private Suite
  • SSAE 16 SOC I Type II Certified
  • 272,103 Square Feet of Total Space
  • 114,457 Square Feet of Colocation Space
    • 56,897 Square Feet at 2nd Floor
    • 57,560 Square Feet at 3rd Floor
  • 3,127 Square Feet of Flex Space
    • 1,832 Square Feet at 1st Floor
    • 1,295 Square Feet at 3rd Floor
  • Floor Load
    • 250 lbs. Per Square Feet at 1st Floor
    • 150 lbs. Per Square Feet at 2nd & 3rd Floor
  • 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 19 Zones
  • N+1 Power Infrastructure
  • 99.999 % SLA on Power
  • Electrical Capacity of 4 & 5 kVA Per Cabinet
  • Dual Utility Feeds
  • 13 x Power Transformers
  • AC and DC Power
  • 34.5 kV – 3 Phase Utility Power
  • UPS in N+1  Configuration
  • 15 x 2,500 kW Diesel Generators in N+1 Configuration
  • HVAC in N+1 Configuration
  • 99.99% SLA on Temperature and Humidity
  • Cooling of 4 kW Per Cabinet (13,652 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