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Chicago Data Center CH2

Ascent's second Chicago area development, CH2 Data Center, is a multi-tenant facility offering data center space that can delivered as a dedicated, independently powered suite or as wholesale colocation space with shared infrastructure. The Ascent Dynamic Data Center SuiteSM model offers the advantages of a large-scale, hyper-entitled data center development to multiple users under one roof in a 250,000 SF development:

CH2 Data Center Features


  • Dual, diverse transmission grade power supply to onsite 2N electrical substation
  • Underground fiber ductbank to support diverse carrier entry
  • New underground water loop with three diverse connections to city water
  • Security fence and gating, CCTV and site manned 24x7
  • Property tax incentives
Onsite Electrical Substation:
  • Greater power reliability - no unplanned power outages for 12+ years on transmission circuits
  • Direct feeds from transmission lines for greater energy efficiencies
Design Efficiencies
  • Total cost of ownership – based efficiency strategies
  • Average PUE 1.3
  • Free cooling opportunities
  • 22' clear heights - flexibility in overhead and/or underfloor infrastructure, cabling and cooling options
  • 40' column spacing - greater space utilization, mobility in infrastructure and cabinet placement
Operational Services

Available Data Center Suite

New suite featuring a 12,000 SF data center with a shared office/administration space, resulting in an autonomous computing environment for the data center suite, divisible into caged spaces, with overall lower facility operating costs due to the shared office/admin program. Available in as little as 135 days!

  • Total suite data center and MEP infrastructure is segregated from balance of the 250,000 SF building
  • Data center and MEP infrastructure is access-controlled
  • Data center divisible into caged areas
  • Shared and secure entrance lobby, loading dock and staging area
  • Low cost of power, No markups on power rates
  • Reliable power and cooling
  • High space utilization and flexibility in cabling options
  • Carrier neutral fiber connectivity, dual entries
  • Onsite support 24x7 by Ascent Critical Infrastructure Operations team
  • Up to 12,000 SF Data Center
  • Up to 3.3 MW – 2N UPS Critical Load
  • A dedicated office plus shared workstation spaces available
  • Caged storage available
  • Dedicated restroom and/or conference room available

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