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Chicago – Polk Data Center

TierPoint Chicago Colocation Data Center - Polk St

Chicago - Polk Data Center

Just west of the Loop in the heart of Chicago, the state-of-the-art TierPoint Chicago (Polk St.) data center and colocation facility enables companies in many industries to increase business agility and improve IT performance.

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High Performance

This secure data center enables businesses to reach 50 million people throughout Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The Chicago area is home to one of TierPoint’s multitenant cloud pods, and the Chicago (Polk St.) data center is part of our nationwide network of data centers with guaranteed exceptional performance and low latency connections. A second TierPoint data center in the Chicago metro area is the Chicago - West data center

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Strategic Location

Chicago is a major transportation hub and relay point to the U.S. heartland. Illinois is the fourth-leading manufacturing state. Other top private industries include professional and business services, real estate, finance, and insurance. A low risk of natural disasters, such as hurricanes and wildfires, leads many businesses to choose data centers in the Midwest, including Illinois.

Facilities

Facility Specifications

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Space
  • 107,000+ total square feet, 16,000+ square feet of raised floor space 
  • Cabinets, cages, and suites available
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Reliability
  • True 2N UPS redundancy in each electrical system
  • 2 x 2.25MW diesel generator on-site, 2,300 gallon tanks + (1) external 14,000 gallon tank
  • 24x7 Remote Hands technical support
  • 100% uptime SLA
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Connectivity
  • Carrier-class, carrier-neutral facility 
  • Cloud on-ramps and fabrics 
  • Multiple, diverse upstream feeds via separate paths into the facility 
  • Connectivity to Lakeside Technology Center (350 Cermack)
  • See Connect Point for all carriers and product offerings
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Security
  • 24x7x365 electronic and daytime security qualified personnel 
  • Secure two-factor authentication including biometric systems 
  • CCTV surveillance, with a minimum 90 days of retention
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Product Availability
  • Managed services, including private cloud, disaster recovery, security and colocation solutions
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Compliance
  • Audited under SOC 1 Type II, SOC 2 Type II, SOC 2 + HITRUST, GLBA, HIPAA, PCI-DSS1, NIST SP 800-53 rev 41 annually and ISO 27001 certified2. ITAR and EU-US Privacy Shield3 registered

 
1. Data Center Colocation Services (NIST Moderate baseline).
2. ISMS and data center colocation.
3. EU Standard Contractual Clause/DPA template available.

Chicago - Polk (POL)

601 W. Polk

Chicago, IL 60607

Why TierPoint

A leading national provider of hybrid IT solutions, TierPoint helps organizations drive performance and manage risk. No U.S. provider comes close to matching TierPoint’s unique combination of thousands of clients; more than 40 edge-capable data centers and 8 multitenant cloud pods coast to coast; and a comprehensive portfolio of cloud solutions, colocation, disaster recovery, security, and other managed IT services. 

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Our biggest challenges were compliance, travel for our IT staff, and the ownership trust factor in terms of moving our mission-critical infrastructure to an outside provider. In the end, it really came down to a matter of trust

Rich Hawley

Director of IT Infrastructure Services 

American Customer Care

Our Satisfied Customers

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