CyrusOne Chicago Aurora CME

2905 Diehl Rd

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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. CME will have 72,000 square feet of data center space.

In Dec 2016 CyrusOne began constructing a 2nd datacenter on a 16 acre adjacent lot. The original CME Globex data center was 428,000sqft and commenced in 2009


  • Expandable power up to 184MW (92MW @ 2N) with wholly-owned substation
    • Siemens Switchgear from 13.8kv Substation #5
    • 2 – 4000 amp breakers (A & B) feeds UPS 4A & 4B
    • Annual Infrared / thermographic inspection of electrical equipment to detect hot-spots
    • 30 ton Stulz CRAC’s for cooling
    • Separate power generation plants deliver two-138,000 volt transmission quality utility services
    • 4-A side transformers, 4-B side transformers
    • Emergency generators provide 54-hour run time without refueling
    • 22 Cummins total generators for a total of 57MW


  • (8) Eight 540 ton chillers (4 compressors each), 8 primary pumps, 5 secondary pumps
  • Free cooling below 30F. Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’s) throughout
  • Color-coded to align with Power Rooms
  • Cooling towers use evaporative condensing chillers utilize highly efficient oil-free centrifugal compressors
  • CRAH units with energy efficient fans

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2.15 miles 4267 Meridian Pkwy: Lincoln Rackhouse
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5.50 miles New Continuum: 603 Discovery
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18.09 miles NTT: 1200 N Arlington Heights (Planned)
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In November 2023, NTT Global Data Centers in November paid $27.5 million for the building
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18.74 miles Element Critical CH2
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Element Critical acquired the site in January 2019 from Sungard. The facility was previously known as SunGard Wood Dale (711).
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19.88 miles ColoCrossing CH1
19.88 miles ServerCentral CH1
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CyrusOne Chicago Aurora CME Data Center Photos

The data center was acquired in April 2016
Aurora I Facility

The data center was acquired in April 2016

Source: CyrusOne

Rendering of Aurora II
Source: CyrusOne
The buildings and next to each other
CME Campus Layout

The buildings and next to each other

Source: CyrusOne

Operating Company

CyrusOne Inc, incorporated on July 31, 2012, is an owner, operator and developer of enterprise-class, carrier-neutral, multi-tenant datacenter properties. CyrusOne's data centers are purpose-built facilities.

The CyrusOne National IX Platform (the National IX Platform) delivers interconnection across states and between metro-enabled sites within the CyrusOne footprint and beyond. The platform enables data transfer and accessibility for customers by uniting all of the Company’s data centers. CyrusOne’s portfolio is located in several domestic and international markets. It has domestic properties in Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, San Antonio and Cincinnati.

Company History:

July 2010: Cincinnati Bell acquires CyrusOne [r3]
Jan 2013: CyrusOne IPO [r2]
July 2014: Acquired Cervalis [r1]


r1. Businesswire link July 1, 2015
r2. link Jan 18, 2013
r3. CyrusOne PR link

68 Facilities Owned
25 Markets Served
917.42 Megawatts
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Name Date Added Description
aurora-i-spec-sheet March 2019

Aurora I Data Sheet (PDF)

aurora-ii-spec-sheet-final March 2019

Aurora II Data Sheet (PDF)

cme-co-location-services-overview October 2012

CME Aurora Colo Info Sheet from 2012