Chicago Data Center (CHI-2)

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CHI-2 is ideally located in Des Plaines, Illinois, 15 miles from downtown and 7 minutes from Chicago O’Hare International Airport. It is being built out in phases on a 13-acre campus to offer 315,000 sq. ft. of secure, compliant and sustainable colocation space.

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Why choose CHI-2?

  • Leading Hub
    State-of-the-art facility in one of the world’s leading data hubs
  • Compliant & Sustainable
    GPU-ready new build offering industry-leading compliance and 100% renewable power
  • Room to Grow
    Sizeable campus in one of the Chicago’s most space-constrained and connectivity-rich neighborhoods.

As the third largest US city with an advanced cloud market and compelling tax incentives, Chicago is the fifth largest data center market in the US and the twelfth largest in the world. Strategically situated in the Midwest’s leading digital economy, it is experiencing record demand, with a thriving digital economy and low-latency access to major metros like Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Detroit, and St. Louis, as well as Canada’s largest city, Toronto.

CHI-2 is ideally located in Des Plaines, Illinois, 15 miles from downtown and 7 minutes from Chicago O’Hare International Airport. It is being built out in phases on a 13-acre campus to offer 315,000 ft2 of secure, compliant and sustainable colocation space with versatile power and cooling suitable for both traditional and high-density power needs. The CHI-2 facility will offer 8 MW of customer power from June 2025 swiftly ramping up to 36 MW by January 2026.

We were looking for a provider that was focused on providing enterprise-grade data center space, power and network access — Iron Mountain had it all.

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