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Located on an expansive 30-acre campus in downtown Chicago.

Data Center Features


Heart of the Midwest
2800 S. Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60608

Building Specifications

  • 467,000 sq. ft. facility 
  • 30 acres with room to duplicate existing footprint
  • 208,000 sq. ft. data center footprint
  • 48" raised floor 


  • Security fence surrounds perimeter of property
  • Single Point of entrance
  • Data center floor and secured areas require card key
  • 2-factor biometric authentication (finger print and iris scan)
  • Security guards on-site 24x7x365
  • Active patrol both inside and outside facility
  • Closed circuit video cameras cover the interior and exterior of the building


  • 40 MW of critical power
  • Power to the facility is provided by dual utility from the Quarry substation and an emergency utility line comes from Crawford; all three lines are 8MVA
  • All power cabling below floors is installed in either conduit or seal tight flexible conduit with approved connectors to all equipment
  • Complete flexibility in design with the 2 MW block solution
  • Highly segregated electrical and mechanical rooms for maximum uptime


  • Highly efficient utilizing outside air without outside contaminants
  • Real-time economization, less engineering planning, intake planning 
  • Gives absolute data center design flexibility with no placement obstacle, no CRAH's on the floor 
  • Automatically accommodates load variations 0 - 4 MW in 30 minutes 
  • Rapid accommodation with standard unit's being utilized by QTS Chicago
"Working with QTS has been an efficient and proactive process. Two-way communication enabled us to tackle the complexities of transitioning a data center while maintaining momentum."

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