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Chicago-Polk

Located in the heart of Chicago, just west of the Loop, our data center provides convenient access to power and connectivity. Thanks to the unique history of this building and its robust, modernized infrastructure, we provide flexible data center services ranging from carrier neutral colocation to private suite. This allows our customers to conveniently and efficiently scale their IT operations under one roof.

TierPoint’s Chicago-Polk facility was originally developed as a carrier hotel and is directly connected to Chicago’s primary fiber optic ring, allowing us to provide low latency access to all of the major data centers and exchanges in the downtown area.

Highlights

  • Less than a mile from Union Station
  • Raised floor space is approximately I9,000 sq. ft. with build-to-suit options
  • Complimentary off-street parking
  • Connectivity to Lakeside Technology Center (350
    E. Cermak Rd.)
  • Connectivity to TierPoint’s multi-tenant and private cloud environments
  • Served by two electrical feeds from multiple sub-stations for greater resiliency
  • Four (4) Powerware 500kVA, redundant N+1 configuration UPS
  • 2.5MW generation capacity

Facility

  • 1 07,000 sq. ft. with 19,700 sq. ft. of 36-in. raised floor space
  • One of the largest contiguous spaces in downtown Chicago
  • Bunker-like type 1-A brick, masonry, steel and concrete construction
  • SSAE 18 Type 2 SOC 2 certified
  • Private suite and custom build-to-suit options
  • Roof rights

Security & Compliance

    • Multiple security portals
    • Intrusion detection
    • Built to DOD blast force specs with no external walls
    • SSAE-18 SOC 2 Type II, PCI-DSS1*, GLBA and HIPAA standards, ITAR and EU-US Privacy Shield registered
    • 24x7 on-site security

*1PCI-DSS – Certification on PCI-DSS Requirement 9 & 12 (Physical Security and Information Security Policies) on data center (colocation) services. Colocation provides secure space, power,
and environmental controls for merchants and service providers, some of which fall under PCI compliance. No logical access to any customer systems that may contain cardholder data.

Power

  • UPS: Four (4) Powerware 500kVA redundant N+1 configuration
  • Harmonic filters
  • 1 ,600kW of UPS power currently available
  • Generation capacity: 2.5MW
  • 4,000 gallons of diesel
  • Remotely monitored

Network

  • Carrier-neutral facility
  • Connectivity to Lakeside Technology Center (350
    E. Cermak Rd.)
  • Low latency access to all major downtown data centers/exchanges
  • Blended Internet product that provides redundant access to multiple upstream carriers

Connectivity

  • AT&T
  • Abovenet/Zayo
  • Cogent
  • Comcast
  • France Telecom
  • GTT
  • Level 3
  • Sunesys
  • Verizon

Chicago-Polk Location

601 W. Polk
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 638-3400