Featured: Dedicated Servers B
CHI-2 is SingleHop's largest data center facility. With three computer rooms, nearly 8,000 servers, 30 full time employees, it is a bustling, highly dynamic operations center and the nerve center of SingleHop's Chicago operations. The facility is entirely N+2 redundant, with each computer room (SingleHop has 3) with its own dual backup generators, dual-feed Internet, and redundant network.
|Official Name:||Chicago 2 (CHI-2)|
|Physical Location:||Elk Grove Village, IL|
|Security||N + 2 - Physical Guards, Access Control,
Biometrics, Security Cameras, Key Cards
|Max Server Capacity:||Over 10,000|
Test the speed of the network by downloading a speed-test file. These files are located in CHI-2 (Elk Grove Village, IL).
Chicago 2 is organized into computer rooms, each one is about 30,000 square feet in size. This is the view of a brand new, empty computer room at the facility. SingleHop occupies three rooms like this one within the data center.
The facility is designed to be self-sustaining, and that includes cooling systems. In this view, you can see one of two chiller bays that surround the facility. These provide cold water. In the event of a water system or electrical failure, the large tank contains enough water to cool the facility for several days. Gravity forces the water to flow into the chiller system.
Using an advanced, helium-based fly-wheel UPS offers a number of advantages over traditional UPS systems (which use battery bays). The system provides uninterrupted power during the time in-between a power grid failure and generator output. Since generators take about 6 seconds to start up, this system is only designed to provide redundant power for a couple of minutes. Unlike a battery system, it is always actively cleaning the electricity in the data center, as well as does not require replacement of battery units.
Chicago 2 features a robust power infrastructure, including these 16-cylinder diesel backup generators. These generators can power the facility for several weeks if there is a long term power grid failure. Because of the facilities designation, it will also receive fuel at priority level should the generators ever need to be activated long term.
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.
CHI-2 is SingleHop’s largest data center facility. With three computer rooms, nearly 8,000 servers, 30 full time employees, it is a bustling, highly dynamic operations center and the nerve center of SingleHop’s Chicago operations.Download the full report in PDF format