Verizon’s Chicago colocation facility #1 is a Verizon standard data center, and is located in Chicago, IL. Verizon offers three types of data centers including; standard data center, advance data center, and premium data center with different sets of features and specifications under each type of data center.
The Verizon Chicago data center provides a Telco carrier grade facility that includes web server cabinets in a non-caged configuration. Each rack/cabinet can support a total equipment weight of 1250 lbs. The data center has a security and monitoring system which includes video surveillance 24 x 7 x 365, and a pass card system is utilized to prevent unauthorized entry or other security breaches. The data center uses a fire suppression system for the safety of life and equipment.
The Chicago data center provides AC and DC power to the customers equipment. The facility has A & B DC power feeds offering redundancy and protection. The data center maintains a temperature of 72 degrees Fahrenheit plus or minus 8 degrees with 20% to 65% (non-condensing) humidity within the facility. The data center has an internal alarm systems to monitor the operational status of the facility systems and reports any failures or anomalies to operations personnel.
The facility offers fully scalable bandwidth connections between their company and the customers’ equipment at 1.544 Mbps (DS-1/T-1) through 2.5 GB (OCx/GB) levels. Customer access to equipment located in the Standard data center is available upon a minimal 24-hour advance written notice by the customer to Verizon. Technical support services including remote eyes/hands are provided to the clients on an as required basis. Customers may open a trouble ticket via web portal or by calling the company support line.
Verizon Communication Inc., a top Fortune 16 company and ranked 2nd US Telecom service provider overall, operates three business units including Verizon Wireless, Wireline, and Verizon Business. Verizon Business operates the world’s most connected public IP network and offers its industry leading global network capabilities to customers as an unmatched combination of security, reliability and speed. The company integrates advanced IP communications, Information Technology products and services to deliver leading enterprise solutions including managed services, security, mobility, collaboration and professional services. Verizon Business specializes in colocation services, cloud computing, managed hosting, dedicated servers, advance data solutions, network and connectivity, IT infrastructure, and application services. Many of the world’s largest businesses and governments including 96 percent of the Fortune 1000 and thousands of government agencies and educational institutions rely on Verizon’s professional and managed services as well as Verizon network technologies to accelerate their business. Verizon operates one of the world’s largest, most reliable, and secure IP networks, with more than 200 data centers in 20 plus countries, including 13 top-tier Network Access Points (NAPs). The company was formerly known as the Bell Atlantic Corporation and changed its name to Verizon Communications Inc. in June 2000. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VE) was founded in 1983 and is based in New York, NY.
Verizon Business – Standard DC Chicago 1 Highlights
- Standard Data Center
- Standard Cabinets
- 1250 lbs. Weight Support
- Video Surveillance
- Pass Card System
- Fire Suppression System
- AC and DC Power Supply
- A & B DC Power Feeds
- CRAC Units
- 1.544 Mbps (DS-1/T-1) Through 2.5 GB (OC x/GB) Levels
- Remote Hands/Eye Support
- Trouble Ticket Via Web Portal or Phone