• Chicago CH1 Data Center

36MW of critical IT load on our 72MW Chicago data center campus with low latency coast to coast

Located on our 19-acre data center campus in Itasca, Illinois, NTT Chicago CH1 will feature 36MW of critical IT load and is the first of two planned data centers on our 72MW campus. With high-density vaults available, NTT’s data centers can support both single-user and colocation requirements of hyperscale cloud and enterprise customers. 

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NTT Chicago CH1 data center specifications

  • Two-story data center and a reinforced concrete slab floor design that increases floor loading and variable rack densities 

  • 36MW of critical IT load, N+1 distributed redundancy for each 6MW vault, diverse power distribution to data hall, and renewable energy options available

  • Air-cooled chillers with airside economizers and fan coil wall cooling design with hot aisle containment

  • Three diverse fiber entry points and multiple Meet-Me-Rooms to provide access to multiple leading cloud providers, along with global and regional carriers and ISPs offering dark and lit services

  • 24x7 security and facility operations team and designed to meet and/or exceed NIST 800-53 High, HIPAA, ISO 27001, PCI DSS, SOC 1 Type 2, SOC2 Type 2 Compliance

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NTT Chicago data center campus overview

  • 19-acre fully fenced campus located in Itasca, approximately a 25-minute drive from O'Hare International Airport

  • 72MW of critical IT load across two 36MW data centers

  • 126,000 sq. ft. of data hall space per data center

  • Low-cost power with renewable energy options available

  • Diverse utility power feeds for superior redundancy Industry-leading compliance and safety procedures

  • Anti-climb perimeter fence and multi-factor authentication

Why Chicago?

Chicago delivers world-class connectivity to data center customers through an extensive fiber network, minimal risk of natural disasters, and low latency to both U.S. coasts by virtue of its central location. Chicago data center customers can also benefit benefit greatly from a superior total cost of ownership (TCO). This low TCO comes from affordable electricity rates, moderate weather that enables many days of free cooling each year, and state and local sales tax exemptions on equipment such as servers and storage racks.







NTT Chicago campus

Customers will appreciate our Chicago data center campus location in the Hamilton Lakes Business Park, at the intersection of the new Elgin O’Hare Expressway (I-390) and I-355. Hamilton Lakes Business Park is only 15 minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and features the Westin Hotel, the Hamilton Lakes Athletic Club, a daycare center, walking paths around lakes, and various restaurants and delicatessens.

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