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    CenturyLink - Chicago, IL Data Center (CH4)

    350 East Cermak Road, Chicago 60616, Illinois, United States

    CenturyLink - Chicago, IL Data Center (CH4)
    Data Center
    Building Size
    41073 SF
    Total Raised Floor
    Business Type(s)
    Retail & Wholesale
    North America
    Total Power
    3.4 MVA

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    The site is located near Midway and O’Hare International Airports;It is an eight story building with a total interior space of 41,073 sq. ft. - The site also has a raised floor (30")


    The facility can support power densities up to 150 W/sq ft. with a total capacity of 3.4 MW. Commonwealth Edison provides the power feeds. In the event of an outage the site has an N+1 generator configuration with two companies providing refueling services.


    For cooling Centurylink uses an N+1 configuration. With this CenturyLink manages temperature and humidity to the strict ASHRAE standard.


    CenturyLink provides both logical and physical security. CenturyLink utilizes a centralized global security operations center that monitors all CenturyLink data centers, provides multiple challenge points throughout and grants permissions based access to all data center areas.


    Meets PCI Security Council Standards, ISO, ISAE 3402, SSAE 16 and HIPAA Compliance

    For fire protection a VESDA system provides early fire detection, and a Pre-Action system utilizes two detection methods; one ionized and one photo electric detector which are interlocked with the dry pipe sprinkler system.

    Each data center supports hundreds of external and internal video surveillance cameras. Standard cages and cabinets are outfitted with locking mechanisms. Customers have the ability to add incremental security options such as intra cage video cameras and card or biometric readers.

    There are three carriers available (CenturyLink, Verizon Business, and XO communications)


    CenturyLink provides comprehensive data center solutions, for clients of all sizes. From a single cabinet to a megawatt or more of data center capacity, which enables you to deliver a high level of business efficiency, while reducing costs and increasing your opportunity to achieve business growth. Today, CenturyLink operates over 60 data centers with over 200MW of power across almost 3M/sq. ft. of raised floor capacity. Our global data center footprint extends around the world, enabling CenturyLink to efficiently deliver our services locally and connecting you globally to your business partners, end users, and customers. Our state-of-the-art data centers provide customers with distinct advantages.

    • Ability to focus on core business competencies rather than data center management
    • Capital and operational expense savings for data center facilities, maintenance and power consumption
    • Allocate resources across multiple platforms (cloud, managed and colocation) to optimize workloads to meet business goals.
    • Take advantage of being on a tier 1 network as well as providing carrier diversity options

    We are an innovative global service provider with quality colocation and network leadership, security expertise and outstanding customer support. CenturyLink customers can select from a suite of tools including Colocation, Cloud, Managed Hosting, Managed Security, Storage, and Network solutions; all designed to be flexible to meet varying business, operational and financial objectives.

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