Our Telx CHI1 and CHI2 data centers are located in Chicago, Illinois which is the third largest city in the United States.  Chicago, IL boasts a diverse business base of four million employees that generate nearly $500 billion in annual gross regional product (GRP) in industries both mature (manufacturing and transportation) as well as emerging (green technology, information technology).  In 2012 the World Business Chicago’s Growth Profile documented more than 35 million square feet either in development or completed outright throughout the metro area, a number eclipsing more than $11 billion in economic development engagement.  When combined with its well-earned reputation as a world-class provider of air and rail transportation systems, it’s no wonder that “Sweet Home” Chicago has become America’s crossroads of global trade.

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The CHI1 - Telx Data Center

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350 E Cermak Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60616

Since 2006, the CHI1 data center facility provides access to over 40 of the leading domestic and international carriers and physical connection points of the world's telecommunications networks and Internet backbones.

Located in the South Loop of the Chicago Central Business District, 350 E. Cermak is the premier mission critical interconnection, colocation and telecommunications facility in the Midwest. The facility offers access to the CME/LNET Exchanges, direct access to SFTI Network and other carriers via fiber to the other suites within the building.

The industrial-strength infrastructure includes four fiber vaults and three electric power feeds, which provide the building with more than 100 megawatts of power. 350 East Cermak is currently the second-largest power customer for Commonwealth Edison, trailing only Chicago's O'Hare Airport. Grid power is supported by more than 50 generators throughout the building, which are fueled by multiple 30,000 gallon tanks of diesel fuel.

Facility Specs

  • Building

    • 8 stories; 1,133,391 (sq.ft.)
  • Telx Leased

    • 62,541 (sq.ft.)
  • Flood Zone

    • Zone X (Unshaded): Outside 500 year flood plain
  • Seismic

    • Zone 0
  • Utility Power Capacity

    • 12,500 (kW) Shared
    • Diverse Generating Stations
  • UPS Power Capacity

    • 3,690 (kW)
  • UPS Redundancy

    • N+1, 2N
  • Power Density

    • 125-275 (W/sq.ft.)
  • DC Power Capacity

    • Available
  • Generator Power Capacity

    • 12,750 (kW) Shared
  • Generator Redundancy

    • N+1, N
  • Cooling Redundancy

    • N+1
  • Roof

    • Membrane and Reinforced Concrete Decking
    • Roof Rights Available - ICB
  • Floor Loading

    • Up to 200 (lbs/sq.ft.)
  • Fiber and Building Entry

    • Multiple Diverse Entrances
  • Peering Exchanges

    • UnitedIX
  • Security

    • Monitored by CCTV Camera Systems 24x7
    • Biometric and Photo Badge Access Authentication Points for Data Center Entry
    • Security Check-In at Lobby with Man Trap into the Data Center Suites
    • Elevator Authentication and Corridor Security
    • Digital video monitoring and recording
    • SOC2, SOC3, and HIPAA Compliant
  • Parking

    • Available

The CHI2 - Telx Data Center

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600 S Federal St, Chicago, Illinois 60605

Looking to connect with customers in the Midwest? Telx® provides industry leading interconnection, colocation and data center services from its CHI2 location at 600 South Federal street location in downtown Chicago.

CHI2 is located just south of Chicago's "Loop" —home to many leading businesses, financial firms and exchanges. 600 South Federal data center provides access to leading domestic and international carriers and the physical connection points of global telecommunications networks.

Like other Telx colocation centers, CHI2 data center offers premier conditioned space as well as access control and state-of-the-art surveillance systems. CHI2 also complies with or exceeds International Telecommunication standards.

Facility Specs

  • Building

    • 8 stories; 161,000 (sq.ft.)
  • Telx Leased

    • 10,143 (sq.ft.)
  • Flood Zone

    • Zone X (Unshaded): Outside 500 year flood plain
  • Seismic

    • Zone 0
  • Utility Power Capacity

    • 1,163 (kW)
  • UPS Power Capacity

    • 200 (kW)
  • UPS Redundancy

    • N+1
  • Power Density

    • 125-150 (W/sq.ft.)
  • DC Power Capacity

    • Available
  • Generator Power Capacity

    • 1,050 (kW)
  • Generator Redundancy

    • N
  • Cooling Redundancy

    • N+1
  • Roof

    • Membrane and Reinforced Concrete Decking
    • Roof Rights Available - ICB
  • Floor Loading

    • Up to 150 (lbs/sq.ft.)
  • Fiber and Building Entry

    • Multiple Diverse Entrances
  • Security

    • Monitored by CCTV Camera Systems 24x7
    • Biometric and Photo Badge Access Authentication Points for Data Center Entry
    • Security Check-In at Lobby with Man Trap into the Data Center Suites
    • Elevator Authentication and Corridor Security
    • SOC2, SOC3, and HIPAA Compliant
  • Parking

    • Available

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