Cyxtera Chicago CH4

350 East Cermak

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Cyxtera's CH4 site was acquired via a $2.8 billion transaction to acquire 57 datacenters from CenturyLink. The transaction which closed in May 2017 created Cyxtera Technologies.

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  • 8 Story Building
  • Utility Provider: Commonwealth Edison

Network Providers:


CenturyLink
VZB (MCI)
XO

350 Cermak:


  • Digital Realty Trust owns the building at 350 Cermak and is CTL's Landlord.

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0.00 miles Atlantic Metro ORD0
0.00 miles Cyxtera Chicago CH2
Within DRT's Cermak carrier hotel
0.00 miles 350 E Cermak - Digital Realty
0.00 miles Colocation America CH1
0.00 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.
0.00 miles Steadfast Chicago 350 E Cermak
0.02 miles ServerCentral Chicago DRT-CH1
1.30 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.
1.50 miles 725 S Wells - 1547 Critical Systems
1547 Acquired the site in December of 2018.
1.50 miles Steadfast Chicago 725 Wells
1.50 miles Crown Castle 725 S Wells
1.50 miles Colo@ Chicago
1.50 miles Atlantic Metro ORD3
1.52 miles GTT - 717 South Wells
1.52 miles Netrality Chicago: 717 S Wells
The 10 story building was constructed in 1923 and eventually was converted into a data center.
1.53 miles Colocation America CH2
1.53 miles Cogent: 600 S Federal
1.53 miles Lumen Chicago 5
1.53 miles 600 S Federal - Digital Realty
1.62 miles DataBank (ORD2) 840 S Canal
1.62 miles Server Farm Realty 840 South Canal
4 MW Critical Load on Each Floor (Floors 1-5) 130-160 Watts per Raised Floor SF
1.66 miles InfoRelay Chicago
1.66 miles 365 Chicago
The site is a former Switch and Data site (also owned by Equinix for a short period.)
1.66 miles Cogent: 427 S LaSalle
1.66 miles CoreSite Chicago CH1
Once owned by the Western Union company, the building was formerly known as "The Telegraph Building."
1.68 miles QuadraNet Chicago
1.75 miles First Communications Chicago
1.77 miles TierPoint Chicago Polk
1.88 miles Cogent: 216 W Jackson
1.88 miles XO: 140 S Dearborn
2.25 miles Lumen Chicago 6
2.33 miles Lumen Chicago 1
2.33 miles GTT - 111 North Canal
2.34 miles Lumen Chicago 3
2.68 miles QTS Chicago
The campus was a former Sun Times Press Facility and was acquired in 2014
3.04 miles Metro Edge: Illinois Medical District (IMD)
3.24 miles Lumen Chicago 4
3.39 miles Lumen Chicago 2
4.09 miles 1547 Chicago Midway Technology Centre
11.30 miles Digital Crossroad (Indiana NAP)
The facility (DX-1) is a 105,000 square foot, 20-Megawatt (MW) data center located on the former State Line Generating Plant, Hammond, IN.
11.46 miles Digital Crossroad: Hammond, IN (Phase 2)
Digital Crossroad is planning to expand its campus in Hammond, Indiana. The company plans to add another 180,000 sq ft (16,720 sqm) building and 20MW in the second phase.
12.35 miles Lumen Broadview
13.32 miles Tierpoint Chicago West
13.37 miles SingleHop Chicago
13.37 miles 9333 Grand Ave (DRT)
13.39 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
13.40 miles 9377 Grand Ave
13.40 miles 9355 Grand Ave
15.57 miles DataBank (ORD4) Oak Brook
15.57 miles XO (Swift Dr)
15.57 miles LexusNexis Oak Brook
15.77 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.
15.90 miles Aligned ORD-02
15.91 miles Aligned Chicago ORD-01
16.16 miles Microsoft Chicago Northlake
16.29 miles T5 Northlake IL
16.54 miles Server Farm Oak Brook
The campus was originally built as the corporate headquarters of the Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (CB&I).
16.54 miles XO: (Oak Brook)
16.54 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
16.66 miles NYI Chicago (Oak Brook)
17.30 miles Iron Mountain Chicago
First announced in 2018, the former Hart Schaffner Marx suit factory started construction in 2024.
18.47 miles Equinix Chicago CH7
18.47 miles Verizon Chicago (Downers Grove)
19.69 miles Element Critical CH1
Element Critical acquired the site in January 2019 from Sungard. The facility was previously known as SunGard Wood Dale (711).
19.71 miles Element Critical CH2
Element Critical acquired the site in January 2019 from Sungard. The facility was previously known as SunGard Wood Dale (341).
19.87 miles EdgeConneX CHI01
19.87 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.
19.88 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.
19.97 miles EdgeConneX CHI02
19.98 miles Stream Chicago I
19.98 miles 2299 Busse (CH2) Digital Realty

Cyxtera Chicago CH4 Data Center Photos

Operating Company

Cyxtera Technologies, a company founded in 2017 by former Terremark CEO Manuel Medina, was built on the former CenturyLink and Savvis data center portfolio. Cyxtera's business model combines data center colocation with network security.

Cyxtera Acquisitions

  • 2017
    • Acquired CenturyLink data centers for $2.15 billion
    • Brainspace: an analytics platform that helps governments conduct digital investigations;
    • Cryptzone: an enterprise security firm
    • Catbird: another enterprise security firm focused on securing internal corporate networks and implementing and enforcing corporate security policy;
    • Easy Solutions: electronic fraud detection and prevention company
  • 2018
    • Immunity, Inc: an offense-oriented cyber security company

The Cyxtera-CenturyLink Deal

The CenturyLink deal tied the Cyxtera and Centurylink companies together. CenturyLink is now one of Cyxtera's biggest customer and CenturyLink also holds a 10% stake in Cyxtera. The deal also provided cash for CenturyLink's acquisition of Level 3 Communications in 2017.

Cyxtera at a Glance

  • Top 3 global colocation market share
  • 2.6 million sq. ft. of data center space
  • 3,500 customers
  • 1,100 employees
  • Combined IP and market leadership of Cryptzone, Catbird, Easy Solutions and Brainspace
  • Expertise in identity-centric security and advanced threat and behavioral analytics

Cyxtera Founded from Centurylink's Data Centers

A consortium led by private equity firms BC Partners and Medina Capital formed Cyxtera through the acquisition of a data center footprint and associated colocation business from CenturyLink along with four companies that comprised Medina Capital's Security and Analytics portfolio – Cryptzone, Catbird, Easy Solutions and Brainspace – in a $2.8 billion transaction.

56 Facilities Owned
31 Markets Served
379.6 Megawatts
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