Our datacenter operates out of the Digital Lakeside facility (350 E Cermak Rd.) carrier hotel, the same building in which the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Equinix, Fidelity Investments, British Petroleum, and Qwest are located.
The data center offers complete redundancy in power (2N), HVAC (N+1), network connectivity (2N), and security (24/7 on-site security). The data center facility sits atop three separate power grids driven by ComEd, with full UPS battery backup power and a diesel generators onsite. Our network is supplied by several separate networks including, Level(3), NTT and nLayer, but dozens more third party backbone providers are available in the building via cross connect, such as MCI, Global Crossing, Abovenet, Qwest, XO Communication, Sprint, and Cogent.
Fiber connectivity is available to the data center over redundant paths, with fiber available directly to the building Meet-Me Room on the 2nd floor and Equinix on the 5th, 6th, and 8th floors. Steadfast Networks can assist with getting cross connects to any of the hundreds of providers in the building or directly provide Internet transit, transport, or managed services, such as 24/7 on-site technical support.
Use our network looking glass to perform IPv4 + IPv6 traceroutes / ping tests from this location!