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The Illinois Data Center Map Has 84 Sites

List of Illinois Data Centers:


Site name Gross SqFt Usable SqFt Power (MW)
Equinix Chicago CH1, CH2, & CH4 296,927 129,013 8.20
350 E Cermak - Digital Realty 1,133,391 100.00
QTS Chicago 48,000 6.00
CoreSite Chicago CH1 180,032 129,790 16.00
Equinix Chicago CH3 272,103 114,457 10.80
RagingWire Chicago CH1 245,000 16.00
1547 Chicago Midway Technology Centre 52,000 5.00
2299 Busse (CH2) Digital Realty 7.10
360TCS-Lombard 16,000 10,000 3.00
365 Chicago 21,748 13,767 0.40
505 N Railroad Ave - Digital Realty 8.00
600 S Federal - Digital Realty 161,000 54,000 9.00
725 S Wells - 1547 Critical Systems 42,000 5.00
Ascent Chicago CH2 251,141 54.00
Ascent Chicago CH3 212,000
Atlantic Metro ORD0 20,000 4.20
Atlantic Metro ORD3 10,000 0.75
AT&T Chicago 130,000 77,916
BT Chicago
ByteGrid Chicago CH1 70,000 34,000 2.40
Cogent Chicago (427 S LaSalle) 2,711
Cogent Chicago (600 South Federal) 2,400
Cogent Chicago (Jackson)
Cogent Naperville 1,000
Colocation America CH1
Colocation America CH2
Colocation America CH3
Colo@ Chicago 1.50
ColoCrossing CH1 10,000 6,200
Consolidated Mattoon
CoreSite Chicago CH2
CyrusOne Chicago Aurora CME 57.00
CyrusOne Chicago Lombard 14,000 9.00
Cyxtera Chicago CH2 142,346 8.50
Cyxtera Chicago CH4 41,073 15,000 3.40
Cyxtera Elk Grove CH3 163,747 65,000 17.60
Digital Capital Chicago 6,800 0.60
Digital Chicago Franklin Park Campus on Grand Ave - Digital Realty 60,000 31.90
DRT Chicago Campus (CH1/CH2/CH3) 548,766 87.60
Edgeconnex Chicago
Element Critical CH1 85,500 6.00
Element Critical CH2 30,000 26,000 2.00
Equinix Chicago CH7 45,000 12.00
First Communications Chicago
GTT - 111 North Canal 5,000 2,700
GTT - 717 South Wells 20,000 15,000
InfoRelay Chicago
Iron Mountian Chicago
Level3 Chicago (111 North Canal) 57,847 22,750
Level3 Chicago (200 North LaSalle)
Level3 Chicago (600 South Federal)
Level3 Chicago (600 West Chicago)
Level3 Chicago (Arlington Heights)
Level3 Chicago (Broadview)
Level3 (was GX) Chicago 1,572
LexusNexis Oak Brook
Lightower Chicago 725 S Wells 6,500
Microsoft Chicago Northlake 700,000
NaviSite Chicago (Oak Brook) 16,750
Netrality Chicago: 717 S Wells 100,000
NetSource Chicago
New Continuum: 603 Discovery 80,000 40,000 6.00
QuadraNet Chicago
Rackspace Elk Grove ORD1 96,232 15.60
ServerCentral CH1 18,000 11,500 2.60
Server Farm Oak Brook 1.50
Server Farm Realty 840 South Canal 20.00
SingleHop Chicago
Steadfast Chicago 350 E Cermak 16,000 2.00
Steadfast Chicago 725 Wells 30,000 5.00
Stream Chicago I 70,000 15.00
SunGard CHI-3100 25,000 900
SupraNet Chicago
T5 Chicago 12.00
telx CHI2 Chicago (600 South Federal) 10,143 10,143 0.35
TierPoint Chicago 25,000 2.00
US Signal Oakbrook
Verizon Chicago (Downers Grove) 45,000 15,000
XO Chicago 140 Dearborn
XO Chicago (Oak Brook) 2,700 0.99
XO Chicago (Swift Dr) 1,000 0.22
zColo Chicago 800 E. Business Center 65,000 16.00
zColo Chicago (840 S Canal) 23,000 2.00
zColo Latisys Chicago (Oak Brook) 147,000 51,000 17.00

The Illinois data center market is dominated by Chicago with only a few data centers outside of the Chicago region.





Space inside Netrality interconnected colocation facility at 717 South Wells Chicago
Centrally located, well connected, and completely designed as a data center. This facility offers 20MW of data center critical load with a total electrical service to the building of 40 MW and auto...
This stacking plan shows the layout of CH1, CH2, and CH4 in the building. The Telx (now Digital Realty) Meet-Me-Room on the 2nd floor. Financial Exchanges such as BATS, CME, and ICE are also noted.
Phase 1 has 6 MW of power and 48,000 square feet of raised floor space
Outside of 350 E Cermak
Posted in 350 E Cermak - Digital Realty
Rendering of DRT's planned 12-story Data Center at 330 East Cermak
Posted in 350 E Cermak - Digital Realty Source: Digital Realty Trust
Rendering of the proposed Des Plaines Site
Posted in Iron Mountian Chicago
Front Gate
Posted in 505 N Railroad Ave - Digital Realty Source: Digital Realty Trust
Overhead at Twilight
Posted in 505 N Railroad Ave - Digital Realty Source: CBRE
Equipment Yard
Posted in 505 N Railroad Ave - Digital Realty Source: CBRE
6th Floor Meet Me Room
Posted in Netrality Chicago: 717 S Wells Source: Netrality
Exterior from the Street
Posted in Netrality Chicago: 717 S Wells
Row of Cabinets on Slab
Posted in Netrality Chicago: 717 S Wells Source: Netrality
Empty Colo Cages Ready to be Filled
Posted in Netrality Chicago: 717 S Wells Source: Netrality
717 MMR Racks
Posted in Netrality Chicago: 717 S Wells Source: Netrality
Space inside Netrality interconnected colocation facility at 717 South Wells Chicago
Floor Ready for Data Center Rentovation
Posted in Netrality Chicago: 717 S Wells

Space inside Netrality interconnected colocation facility at 717 South Wells Chicago

Source: Netrality
Centrally located, well connected, and completely designed as a data center. This facility offers 20MW of data center critical load with a total electrical service to the building of 40 MW and auto...
Rendering of SFR's Downtown Chicago Facility
Posted in Server Farm Realty 840 South Canal

Centrally located, well connected, and completely designed as a data center. This facility offers 20MW of data center critical load with a total electrical service to the building of 40 MW and autonomous back-up power for 24-hours.

Source: SFR
Lobby of CH3
Posted in Equinix Chicago CH3 Source: Equinix
Exterior of CH3
Posted in Equinix Chicago CH3 Source: Equinix
Rooftop view at 350 E Cermak
Posted in Equinix Chicago CH1, CH2, & CH4
This stacking plan shows the layout of CH1, CH2, and CH4 in the building. The Telx (now Digital Realty) Meet-Me-Room on the 2nd floor. Financial Exchanges such as BATS, CME, and ICE are also noted.
Stack Plan for Equinix Facilities in 350 E Cermak
Posted in Equinix Chicago CH1, CH2, & CH4

This stacking plan shows the layout of CH1, CH2, and CH4 in the building. The Telx (now Digital Realty) Meet-Me-Room on the 2nd floor. Financial Exchanges such as BATS, CME, and ICE are also noted.

Source: Equinix
High Density Room inside New Continuum Site
Posted in New Continuum: 603 Discovery Source: New Continuum
Crypto Miner Deployment inside of 603 Discovery Data Center
Posted in New Continuum: 603 Discovery Source: New Continuum
Drone Shot of New Continuum Chicago Facility
Posted in New Continuum: 603 Discovery
Equinix's Westmont Site (CH7)
Posted in Equinix Chicago CH7
Diagram of QTS's Site in Chicago
Posted in QTS Chicago Source: QTS
Exterior View of QTS's Chicago Building
Posted in QTS Chicago Source: QTS
Raw Space Ready for Build-out
Posted in QTS Chicago Source: Bisnow/Dees Stribling
Lobby Entrance
Posted in QTS Chicago
Phase 1 has 6 MW of power and 48,000 square feet of raised floor space
QTS Chicago Site Layout
Posted in QTS Chicago

Phase 1 has 6 MW of power and 48,000 square feet of raised floor space

Source: QTS
KyotoCooling System
Posted in QTS Chicago
Chicago SunTimes Building Before QTS's Acquisition
Posted in QTS Chicago
Kyoto Units Installed on the Roof
Posted in QTS Chicago Source: Mission Critical Magazine
427 S LaSalle: 1st Floor Layout
Posted in CoreSite Chicago CH1
427 S LaSalle: 5th Floor Layout
Posted in CoreSite Chicago CH1 Source: CoreSite
427 S LaSalle: 6th Floor Layout
Posted in CoreSite Chicago CH1 Source: CoreSite
Western Union Building with Chicago Board of Trade in the Background
Posted in CoreSite Chicago CH1
CH1 Entrance to "The Telegraph Building"
Posted in CoreSite Chicago CH1 Source: CoreSite

Top Datacenter Providers in Illinois

Sites Sites Gross SqFt Gross SqFt Power (MW) Power (MW)
Digital Realty Trust 6 1,903,157 243.60
Microsoft Azure 1 700,000 0.00
Equinix 3 614,030 31.00
Ascent 2 463,141 54.00
Cyxtera Technologies 3 347,166 29.50
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Largest Datacenters in Illinois

Gross SqFt Gross SqFt Power (MW) Power (MW)
350 E Cermak - Digital Realty 1,133,391 100.00
Microsoft Chicago Northlake 700,000
DRT Chicago Campus (CH1/CH2/CH3) 548,766 87.60
Equinix Chicago CH1, CH2, & CH4 296,927 8.20
Equinix Chicago CH3 272,103 10.80
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