Interest in the Greater Chicago data center market is on the rebound, sparked by economic incentives and new projects in both the Downtown and Suburban Chicago markets. That includes new projects from Aligned and Skybox Datacenters.
Chicago has long served as a major infrastructure hub for the nation’s commerce, whether goods and services were conveyed by rail, road, air, or data packet. Eric Jacobs, CRO of Aligned, discusses the factors that make Chicago a prime location for data center investment.
Aligned is entering the Suburban Chicago market, and has broken ground on a 100-megawatt data center campus in Northlake, continuing to add capacity across the U.S.
Facebook will build an $800 million data center campus in De Kalb, Illinois west of Chicago, signaling that the company’s relentless expansion of its Internet infrastructure is not being slowed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
T5 Data Centers is expanding its operations in the Greater Chicago market with the purchase of a 164,000-square-foot data center shell in the Elk Grove Technology Park.
An abundance of fiber providers and several Internet exchanges make Chicago a hub for content delivery services to a large portion of the American Midwest. This excerpt from a new special report on the Greater Chicago data center market highlights the Chicago market’s business environment, including factors like power, hazard risk, incentives, connectivity and more.
Moves from CoreSite, RagingWire, STACK Infrastructure, Equinix, Iron Mountain and more have made 2019 a stand-out year for colocation development in Chicago. This excerpt from a new Data Center Frontier Special Report gives a full rundown of highlights of development activity in the Greater Chicago market for 2019.
The growth of cloud computing has had significant benefits for the Chicago market. This excerpt from a new Data Center Frontier special report explores what drives supply and demand trends for the data center industry in the downtown Chicago market.