717 South Wells

Chicago Data Center

Colocation, interconnection, and cloud access in the heart of Chicago

717 South Wells is one of the most connected data centers in Chicago. Located in the center of the financial district, it is in a unique position to provide reliable network interconnection infrastructure for carriers, service providers, and enterprise customers. It is a gateway to the local fiber backbone in Chicago as well as a primary access point for long-haul fiber in the region.

Chicago Colocation Data Center Building Specifications

  • Carrier-neutral, building owned and managed Meet Me Room (MMR)
  • 30+ unique service providers
  • Multiple diverse POEs (points of entry)
  • Pre-built innerduct system from POEs to MMR
  • Diverse utility feeds from LaSalle substation at 12,470v
  • Utility power: 5,700 kW
  • Backup generator power: 1,500 kW
  • Fuel supply: 3,700 gallons
  • UPS system: 500 kVA (2N)
  • DC power distribution available
  • Ceiling heights (slab to slab): 11’ 2”
  • Column spacing: 19’ 6”
  • Floor loading: 125 lbs/sf
  • Loading dock: secure dock
  • Freight elevators: 4,000 lbs capacity
  • Fire suppression: pre-action, dry pipe
  • Cable management: overhead ladder rack
  • Network Operations Center (“NOC”)
  • Building facility monitoring system
Security + Compliance
  • Key card access throughout entire facility
  • Video surveillance
  • 24/7 access to authorized customer personnel via access lists
  • Two (2) factor authentication for MMRs
  • Intrusion Detection and Alarms
  • SSAE 16 SOC 2 Type 2
  • PCI Compliant
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Cooling system capacity: 170 tons (N+1), backed up by generators
  • Data room HVAC: Kyoto units with cold aisle containment
  • Office space for disaster recovery and trading floor applications available
  • Vendor touch-down space for clients
  • Tech lounge

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