May 19, 2009
Zak Boca

After several months of planning, and a number of very late nights from the dedicated staff at SingleHop, we’re happy to announce the expansion of our footprint in the Chicagoland area! The initial phase of this expansion includes space for over 2,000 servers, which we plan to grow to 10,000 servers in the facility.


  • Building environmentals provided by DuPont Fabros Technology (, with insuite services provided by ServerCentral.
  • Onsite, 24×7 SingleHop NOC
  • N+2 redundancy on critical systems, minimum N+1 on all systems
  • HVAC, parallel electrical bus feeds
  • Rotary UPS power systems each with 1300KW of critical output (n+2)
  • 16x 2,2500 KW capacity Diesel Generators (n+2)
  • 10,000 square feet of raised flooring
  • Laser-based Very Early Smoke Detection (VESDA)
  • 500,000 gallon thermal storage (chilled water) for emergency cooling if needed.
  • 2 Utility Feeders
  • 8 Power Transformers
  • 100,000 Gallons of diesel

As part of our set-up, we have provisioned a diverse ring back to our downtown Chicago facility to be used for private network use, as well as 10-gigabyte circuits from nLayer. SingleHop clients located in our downtown facility will immediately be able to securely transfer data across the network, between the two facilities. The facilities are also located 30 miles apart, intended to suit clients disaster recovery needs.

As you can imagine, we’re excited to have opened this chapter in our company’s history. Over the past year we have grown exponentially, 673% growth in 2008, and 400% growth in Q1 09 over Q1 08. I largely attribute these kind of results to the high standards we set out to achieve. The selection of this facility is a continuation of those high-standards, featuring more redundancy than any of our competitors, as well as a 100% Power SLA that will be extended to clients in the coming weeks.

We are determined for our growth to always benefit our customers; as such, we are very excited to continue serving you through this new facility.  Thanks for your business!
Zak Boca


    Congratulations To ALL SH And members too , i am very happy to you guys , keep it up always ;)

    Posted by Hosny Mahmoud on May 20, 2009 Reply

    Congratulations guys! DuPont Fabros is a glorious facility. I might have to ask for a tour soon!

    Posted by Ryan Hayes on May 21, 2009 Reply

    Congratulations Singlehop, and thanks for all your efforts giving customers the best :)

    Posted by Eduardo Espinoza on May 22, 2009 Reply

    Congrats!! You seem to grow extremely fast!! SC would also be a guarrantee about the new dc!!

    Posted by Antonis on May 27, 2009 Reply


    Once again, you have outdone yourselves.

    Posted by Ashraf ODEH on May 28, 2009 Reply

    Your servers and network are excellent! We’re moving the rest of our servers from ThePlanet to SingleHop!

    Posted by Interactive Online on May 30, 2009 Reply

    Wooow ! Thats great to hear… Congratulations… I m excited to move to Singlehop !

    Posted by Can Elmas on May 31, 2009 Reply

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