CoreSite Realty Corporation, a premier provider of secure, reliable, high-performance data center and interconnection solutions in major U.S. metropolitan areas, has begun construction on Phase I of its new colocation data center located in downtown Chicago. The new facility will be known as “CH2.”
According to CoreSite, the purpose-built space and infrastructure will support high-growth requirements for digital transformation and hybrid cloud demands in the heart of downtown Chicago. CH2 will be the company’s second data center in Chicago. It is located one mile from the company’s existing CH1 facility and network node. The first phase of construction on its 169,000 square foot is expected to be completed by next year.
“We’re excited to have under construction an enterprise-class, purpose-built data center designed to deliver 18 megawatts of power and 169,000 net rentable square feet of capacity in downtown Chicago. We expect to complete the first phase of the building next year, delivering an efficient data center design capable of supporting high density requirements and enabling customers to solve for mission critical, performance-sensitive hybrid cloud applications,” said Matt Gleason, CoreSite’s Vice President and General Manager.
CH2 data center is designed to leverage an interconnected campus environment. The facility promises connection via redundant high-count dark fiber to CoreSite’s CH1 data center, the Company’s key interconnection hub in Chicago. The new data center will be able to deliver a vibrant community of enterprises, content providers, networks with more than 40 domestic and international carriers, leading cloud service providers with native cloud on-ramps, and best-of-breed solution partners to further serve customers’ needs.
Earlier in February, CoreSite expanded its Washington DC campus with a new colocation data center facility, calling it DC2. It has more than 24,000 square feet (2,230 sqm) of data center space. The data center is also connected to it’s flagship interconnection hub, DC1.