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As part of a global network of more than 60 centuryLink data centres, our Chicago facilities provide the colocation-to-cloud value that make information sharing and enterprise growth possible. Leading financial institutions access critical low and ultra-low latency colocation and proximity hosting for all of the major U.S. and international exchanges in the three Chicago-based Centurylink data centres.

Leading financial institutions access critical low and ultra-low latency colocation and proximity hosting for all of the major U.S. and international exchanges in the three Chicago-based Centurylink data centres.

These Chicago facilities offer more than 347,000 sq/ft of combined space and nearly 30 megawatts of power to support the growing IT needs of the Chicago market. Data centre CH3 features a Tier III Certification from the Uptime Institute and all three have received the Uptime Institute M&O Stamp of Approval for operational excellence. Two of the three facilities are located in the heart of the financial district and all provide adaptable, logical space protected with financial grade, multi-tier security measures. CenturyLink supports a strong Financial Services ecosystem with low-latency proximity hosting and network services. As a network and hosting provider, CenturyLink provides a 100% power uptime and 99.99% network availability SLAs supporting the stability, security and resiliency of your data.

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CH2: Chicago, IL

Space: 142,346 sf   Power: 8.5 MW

Tech Specs

CH2: Chicago     Space: 142,346 sf     Power: 8.5 MW

Real Estate Summary

  • Located near Midway International and O'Hare International Airports; 20 and 40 minutes from Chicago, IL
  • Eight storey building
  • Total building interior (sf) = 142,346
  • Raised floor (inches) = 24

Electrical Summary

  • Commonwealth Edison provides power feeds
  • Power density minimum (W/sf) = 150
  • Generator configuration = N + 1
  • Total Power Capacity = 8.5 MW
  • Minimum two fuel replenishing companies

Fire Detection and Suppression Summary

  • VESDA provides early warning detection
  • Pre-Action system utilises two detection methods; one ionized and one photo electric detector interlocked with the dry pipe sprinkler system

Mechanical Summary

  • Cooling system configuration = N +1
  • CenturyLink manages temperature and humidity to strict ASHRAE standard

CH3: Chicago, IL

Space: 163,747 sf   Power: 17.6 MW

Tech Specs

CH3: Chicago     Space: 163,747 sf     Power: 17.6 MW

Real Estate Summary

  • Located near O'Hare International Airport
  • One storey building
  • Total building interior(sf) = 163,747
  • Raised floor (inches) = 24

Electrical Summary

  • Commonwealth Edison provides power feeds
  • Power density minimum (W/sf) = 150
  • Generator configuration = N + 1 + 1
  • Total Power Capacity = 17.6 MW
  • Minimum two fuel replenishing companies

Fire Detection and Suppression Summary

  • VESDA provides early warning detection
  • Pre-Action system utilises two detection methods; one ionized and one photo electric detector interlocked with the dry pipe sprinkler system

Mechanical Summary

  • Cooling system configuration = N + 1
  • CenturyLink manages temperature and humidity to strict ASHRAE standard

CH4: Chicago, IL

Space: 41,073 sf   Power: 3.4 MW

Tech Specs

CH4: Chicago     Space: 41,073 sf     Power: 3.4 MW

Real Estate Summary

  • Located near Midway International and O'Hare International Airports; 20 and 50 minutes from Chicago, IL
  • Eight storey building
  • Total building interior (sf) = 41,073
  • Raised floor (inches) = 30

Electrical Summary

  • Commonwealth Edison provides power feeds
  • Power density minimum (W/sf) = 150
  • Generator configuration = N + 1
  • Total Power Capacity = 3.4 MW
  • Minimum two fuel replenishing companies

Fire Detection and Suppression Summary

  • VESDA provides early warning detection
  • Pre-Action system utilises two detection methods; one ionized and one photo electric detector interlocked with the dry pipe sprinkler system

Mechanical Summary

  • Cooling system configuration = N + 1
  • CenturyLink manages temperature and humidity to strict ASHRAE standard

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