Illinois Data Center Expansion Completed For Latisys

Latisys announced in late October that it had completed an expansion of its Illinois data center.

The expansion will provide the company’s suburban Chicago data center with an additional 25,000 square feet of raised floor space. So far, Latisys has added more than 75,000 square feet to the facility, which it purchased in 2008. After four phases of construction, the complex now total more than 146,000 square feet.

The new build out of the Tier III facility will offer an extra 3.6 MW of critical power. The Illinois data center also has direct connections with 10 fiber carriers and offers a Cloud-Enabled Systems Infrastructure that delivers customers a hybrid platform of cloud computing and infrastructure services.

Latisys’ newly expanded facility is conveniently located near Chicago’s central business district and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, providing low-latency service to customers in the area.

“Chicago’s western suburbs continue to gain in popularity as the primary alternative for Chicago enterprises looking for new capacity and the ability to extend their infrastructure nationally and internationally,” said Latisys CFO Doug Butler. “Our expanded Chicago data center and unified platform is purpose built to deliver secure, scalable—and highly flexible—IT infrastructure solutions for organizations seeking both high performance and business value.”

As well as the Illinois facility, Latisys also operates a California data center and a Virginia data center, and recently deployed a Cloud-Enabled Systems Infrastructure in London.