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Chicago 1 (CHI-1) Data Center
Enterprise-Class Downtown Chicago Facility.
CHI-1 is our first data center. It is located just down the street from our operations center in downtown Chicago. The facility houses over 2,200 servers for our customers around the world.
|Official Name||Chicago 1 (CHI-1)|
|Physical Location||Chicago, IL|
|Security||2N + 1 – Biometrics, Security Cameras, Key Cards|
|Max Server Capacity||Over 2,000|
Network Speed Test
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Server models available in this data center:
|Intel Core i5-760(PDF)||4x2.8GHz||16 GB DDR3||2x500 GB SATA||10TB||120||$159||Order Now|
|Intel Xeon Lynnfield X3430(PDF)||4x2.4GHz||16 GB DDR3||2x500 GB SATA||10TB||22||$169||Order Now|
|Intel Xeon E3-1230v1(PDF)||4x3.2GHz||16 GB DDR3||1x500 GB SATA||10TB||85||$179||Order Now|
|Intel Xeon E3-1230v2(PDF)||4x3.2GHz||8 GB DDR3||1x500 GB SATA||10TB||85||$189||Order Now|
|Intel Xeon E3-1230v3(PDF)||4x3.2GHz||8 GB DDR3||1x500 GB SATA||10TB||85||$199||Order Now|
|Intel Xeon E3-1270v1(PDF)||4x3.5GHz||8 GB DDR3||1x500 GB SATA||10TB||6||$209||Order Now|
|Intel Xeon E3-1270v2(PDF)||4x3.5GHz||8 GB DDR3||1x500 GB SATA||10TB||6||$219||Order Now|
|Intel Xeon E3-1270v3(PDF)||4x3.5GHz||8 GB DDR3||1x500 GB SATA||10TB||13||$229||Order Now|
|Intel Xeon 5520(PDF)||4x2.26GHz||32 GB DDR3||4x500 GB SATA||10TB||113||$259||Order Now|
|Intel Xeon 5620(PDF)||4x2.4GHz||32 GB DDR3||2x500 GB SATA||10TB||324||$269||Order Now|
|Intel Xeon E5-2620v1(PDF)||6x2.0GHz||16 GB DDR3||1x500 GB SATA||10TB||41||$279||Order Now|
|Intel Xeon E5-2620v2(PDF)||6x2.0GHz||16 GB DDR3||1x500 GB SATA||10TB||41||$289||Order Now|
|Intel Dual Xeon 5520(PDF)||8x2.26GHz||64 GB DDR3||4x500 GB SATA||10TB||113||$339||Order Now|
|Intel Dual Xeon 5620(PDF)||8x2.4GHz||32 GB DDR3||2x500 GB SATA||10TB||324||$349||Order Now|
|Intel Dual Xeon E5-2620v1(PDF)||12x2.0GHz||16 GB DDR3||1x500 GB SATA||10TB||41||$359||Order Now|
|Intel Dual Xeon E5-2620v2(PDF)||12x2.0GHz||16 GB DDR3||1x500 GB SATA||10TB||43||$369||Order Now|
Data Center Photos
Side View of Data Center Racks
Chicago 1 is organized into hot and cold rows. This is a view from an angle of all of our racks.
Hot Aisle View with Tech Working
This view is down a hot aisle of the data center, where the server exhaust blows. This aisle is where the rear of the servers face. Here in the distance, you can see one of our engineers hard at work.
Rear View of Server Rack
In this view, you can see the rear, or “hot,” side of the server rack. This is the back of the servers where the power and network connect to the server. This is also where the server exhaust fan is located.
Front View of Server Rack
This is the front of the same racks that were displayed above. All servers are labeled and tracked in the Chicago 1 facility.
Engineer Working on Server
This is a photo of one of our engineers working on a server using a crash cart. These are portable monitors and keyboards that can be used to connect to a server on the floor without removing it from the rack.
Network Core Top-Down View
This is one of the redundant network cores used in the Chicago 1 facility to provide network connectivity to all servers and devices installed in it.
Data Center Specifications for Chicago 1
Detailed environmental, security and design notes and important fact points about this facility.
- 24/7 staffing with SingleHop engineers
- Operations of 2,000+ servers
- Replacement part inventory for all servers
- 100% Cisco powered network
- 100% Juniper private network
- 6 x 20 ton cooling units
- Battery powered redundant dual UPS system
- 1 x backup generator
- Capacity for 3,000 servers
- Biometric and keycard security controls
- 12 security cameras with 24/7 recording
- Pre-action fire suppression system
Chicago 1 Data Center Details
Our Chicago 1 data center is our first and one of our most active facilities. With over 2,000 servers installed, it also serves as a central hub for our Chicago operations with 24/7 administrator coverage. Many of our own internal systems reside in this facility.Download the full report in PDF format
Tours of this Data Center are Available
Schedule a live, in-person tour today of this data center with one of our Data Center Engineers. You will see how it’s all done, from the generators, to the cooling system, to the data center floor itself.
To access our data center, you will need to bring with you a photo ID. Please only wear closed shoes, no sandals or open footwear. Please do not bring any knives or weapons, any liquids or foods, or any chemicals. You must bring a government-issued, valid, and active photo ID. Security reserves the right to deny access to any person who does not meet the above qualifications or for any other reason if it believes that introducing that person into the facility could create any hazard. Please be aware that you will be escorted the entire time you are in the facility. Do not touch anything and have a good time.
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