Aligned Chicago ORD-01

505 Northwest Ave

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Aligned's ORD-01 data center is a state-of-the-art facility located in Northlake, IL, just outside of downtown Chicago. The 18.5-acre hyperscale campus is strategically positioned at the convergence of multiple metro. At full build, Aligned’s Chicago campus covers 520,000 sq. ft. and offers ~72 MW of critical load.


  • Uninterruptable Power Supply
  • Dual substation service, 170 MW total capacity
  • Low utility cost: $0.057/kWh (subject to change)

Network Carriers

  • AT&T
  • Zayo
  • Cogent
  • Crown Castle
  • PacketFabric
  • Comcast


  • System and Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 2 and SOC 1 Type 2
  • PCI DSS, HIPAA, HITECH, NIST 800-53, ISO 27001:2013

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0.06 miles Aligned ORD-02
Aligned's ORD-02 is a data center located in Northlake, IL near downtown Chicago. Part of Aligned's 18.5-acre hyperscale campus, ORD-02 offers exceptional connectivity at the convergence of over 12 metro/long-haul networks. At full build, ORD-02 building will provide 36MW of critical load capacity expandable to ~52 MW.
0.48 miles 505 N Railroad Ave - Digital Realty
The Digital Chicago Campus covers 21 acres of land with access to major fiber networks and can support up to 8 MW of IT load at N+1 redundancies.
0.55 miles Microsoft Chicago Northlake
1.41 miles T5 Northlake IL
3.13 miles 9333 Grand Ave (DRT)
3.13 miles SingleHop Chicago
3.13 miles 9355 Grand Ave
3.18 miles 9377 Grand Ave
3.18 miles Tierpoint Chicago West
3.21 miles Digital Chicago Franklin Park Campus on Grand Ave - Digital Realty
Digital Chicago is a master-planned 40-acre campus in the Village of Franklin Park. The campus has 3 existing buildings, totaling 574,994 sqft
4.13 miles Verizon: Swift Dr
4.13 miles DataBank (ORD4) Oak Brook
4.13 miles LexusNexis Oak Brook
4.78 miles Server Farm Oak Brook
The campus was originally built as the corporate headquarters of the Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (CB&I).
4.79 miles Verizon: (Oak Brook)
4.79 miles US Signal Oakbrook
800a 480V 3 phase 450kW diesel generator with 24 hour run time at full load 500kVa UPS capacity with battery backup
4.84 miles Element Critical CH2
Element Critical acquired the site in January 2019 from Sungard. The facility was previously known as SunGard Wood Dale (341).
4.90 miles NYI Chicago (Oak Brook)
4.94 miles Element Critical CH1
Element Critical acquired the site in January 2019 from Sungard. The facility was previously known as SunGard Wood Dale (711).
5.08 miles Lumen Broadview
5.83 miles Cyxtera Elk Grove CH3
Cyxtera's CH3 Elk Grove site is across the street from the Digital Realty Chicago campus (former Dupont Fabros) and close to Equinix CH3.
5.97 miles 2299 Busse (CH2) Digital Realty
6.03 miles 2200 Busse Rd (CH1) DRT
6.03 miles Rackspace Elk Grove ORD1
6.05 miles HostPapa CH1
Formerly known as "ColoCrossing CH1"
6.05 miles Digital Elk Grove Village Campus
Digital Realty Trust's Chicago campus is massive and is split among 3 buildings. The campus was acquired from Dupont Fabros in September 2017.
6.05 miles ServerCentral CH1
6.08 miles 1450 E Devon Ave (CH3) DRT
6.27 miles Skybox Chicago I
6.27 miles EdgeConneX CHI01
6.27 miles Edgeconnex Chicago Campus
The first Chicago site was leaked to the press in Oct 2016. Microsoft is expected to be the anchor tenant with the site supporting up to 25-30 MWs.
6.28 miles Stream Chicago II
Stream Data Centers' Chicago II data center in Elk Grove Village, Illinois is a 226,000 square foot facility.
6.34 miles EdgeConneX CHI02
6.36 miles Equinix Chicago CH3
6.41 miles Stream Chicago I
6.48 miles 360TCS-Lombard
6.48 miles Digital Fortress: Chicago Lombard
6.82 miles CoreWeave: US Central ORD1
6.86 miles NTT: 1200 N Arlington Heights (Planned)
Expansion site acquired in November 2023.
6.88 miles STACK Chicago CHI01
6.90 miles NTT: 1250 N Arlington Heights (Planned)
In November 2023, NTT Global Data Centers in November paid $27.5 million for the building
6.94 miles STACK CHI01B
STACK INFRASTRUCTURE CHI01B Chicago Data Center is located at 1441 Touhy Avenue, Elk Grove Village, IL, which currently offers 24 MW of critical power and 221,000 square feet of space.
6.94 miles Iron Mountain Chicago
First announced in 2018, the former Hart Schaffner Marx suit factory started construction in 2024.
7.03 miles NTT Chicago CH1
RagingWire’s Chicago CH1 Data Center is under construction and in the pre-leasing stage. It will be a 654,000 square foot, 52 megawatt facility on a 19-acre fenced campus near Chicago.
7.29 miles CyrusOne Chicago Lombard
9 MW of critical capacity Both a 1.5MW and a 2MW transformer
7.54 miles Equinix Chicago CH7
7.91 miles Prime Elk Grove
8.15 miles T5 Chicago II
8.34 miles CenturyLink: Arlington Heights
8.44 miles CloudHQ Mount Prospect ORD3
8.99 miles Aligned: ORD-03
Aligned is about to build a datacenter campus after acquiring an assemblage of beleaguered office properties near O’Hare International. The company’s plan for the 36-acre site calls for a pair of two-story, 520,000-square-foot data centers.
11.31 miles Colocation America CH3
11.31 miles DataBank ORD3 Mount Prospect
11.93 miles Evoque Lisle CH1
12.58 miles Complete Source Schaumburg
12.88 miles Metro Edge: Illinois Medical District (IMD)
13.75 miles QTS Chicago
The campus was a former Sun Times Press Facility and was acquired in 2014
13.93 miles Cogent Naperville
14.05 miles Lumen Chicago 2
14.12 miles Lumen Chicago 4
14.39 miles TierPoint Chicago Polk
14.41 miles First Communications Chicago
14.43 miles GTT - 111 North Canal
14.43 miles Lumen Chicago 1
14.56 miles Server Farm Realty 840 South Canal
4 MW Critical Load on Each Floor (Floors 1-5) 130-160 Watts per Raised Floor SF
14.56 miles DataBank (ORD2) 840 S Canal
14.59 miles Lumen Chicago 6
14.64 miles CoreSite Chicago CH2
In February 2018, CoreSite acquired a two-acre land parcel in downtown Chicago, Illinois, on which CoreSite built CH2, a greenfield development of a 175,000-square-foot, turn-key, four-story data center supporting 18 critical megawatts of power capacity. The building was completed in June 2020.
14.73 miles Lumen Chicago 3
14.75 miles Cogent: 216 W Jackson
14.87 miles Netrality Chicago: 717 S Wells
The 10 story building was constructed in 1923 and eventually was converted into a data center.
14.88 miles Atlantic Metro ORD3
14.88 miles Steadfast Chicago 725 Wells
14.88 miles Colo@ Chicago
14.88 miles Crown Castle 725 S Wells
14.88 miles 725 S Wells - 1547 Critical Systems
1547 Acquired the site in December of 2018.
14.92 miles QuadraNet Chicago
14.92 miles Cogent: 427 S LaSalle
14.92 miles 365 Chicago
The site is a former Switch and Data site (also owned by Equinix for a short period.)
14.92 miles InfoRelay Chicago
14.92 miles CoreSite Chicago CH1
Once owned by the Western Union company, the building was formerly known as "The Telegraph Building."
14.97 miles Verizon: 140 S Dearborn
15.02 miles Colocation America CH2
15.02 miles Cogent: 600 S Federal
15.02 miles Lumen Chicago 5
15.02 miles 600 S Federal - Digital Realty
15.82 miles Microsoft Hoffman Estates 2
15.91 miles Colocation America CH1
15.91 miles Cyxtera Chicago CH4
Digital Realty Trust owns the building at 350 Cermak and is CTL's Landlord.
15.91 miles 350 E Cermak - Digital Realty
15.91 miles Cyxtera Chicago CH2
Within DRT's Cermak carrier hotel
15.91 miles Steadfast Chicago 350 E Cermak
15.91 miles Atlantic Metro ORD0
15.91 miles Equinix Chicago CH1, CH2, & CH4
Equinix distinctly separates CH1, CH2, and CH4 into separate data centers, but in reality, the sites are in the same building.
15.93 miles ServerCentral Chicago DRT-CH1
15.94 miles Microsoft Hoffman Estates 1
15.97 miles NetSource Chicago
17.17 miles 1547 Chicago Midway Technology Centre
17.26 miles New Continuum: 603 Discovery
18.23 miles Edged Energy: Aurora, Chicago
The new data center campus, known as Aurora TechPark, facility will offer 100 MW of capacity built to handle dense AI-driven workloads on their way to transforming the IT industry.
18.26 miles 4267 Meridian Pkwy: Lincoln Rackhouse
The facility was acquired when Lincoln Rackhouse acquired Bytegrid in 2019.
18.32 miles Edged Energy: Chicago ORD02
The new data center campus, known as Aurora TechPark, facility will offer 100 MW of capacity built to handle dense AI-driven workloads on their way to transforming the IT industry.
18.43 miles Edged Energy: Chicago ORD03
The new data center campus, known as Aurora TechPark, facility will offer 100 MW of capacity built to handle dense AI-driven workloads on their way to transforming the IT industry.
18.61 miles CyrusOne Chicago Aurora CME
In 2016, CyrusOne acquired the CME data center for $130 million. CME hosts its electronic trading platform CME Globex on site. Globex will continue to be hosted on site as part of the 15-year lease agreement between CyrusOne and CME.
19.24 miles Compass Hoffman Estates

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Aligned Data Centers is an infrastructure technology company that offers colocation and build-to-scale solutions to cloud, enterprise, and managed service providers.

In early 2022, Aligned Energy was rebranded to Aligned Data Centers.

25 Facilities Owned
7 Markets Served
819.0 Megawatts
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