CenterPoint Plans Chicago Colo Center

CenterPoint Properties has announced that it is breaking ground on a 62,000-square-foot colocation data center at the DuPage National Technology Park in West Chicago. The build-to-suit facility, called the Cyber Continuity Center is expected to open in the spring of 2007.

The facility is the latest in a series of announcements of new data center projects in the Chicago market. The new facility will be engineered to meet Tier III classification on the Uptime Institute’s facility standards for data centers. Cyber Continuity Center will contain two separate areas managed and operated by a technical support team. One space will house multiple server racks for lease by businesses requiring data storage support, while the second section will offer “micro-suites” which function as private data centers.

“Cyber Continuity Center will be Chicagoland’s most secure co-location data center, catering to a broad range of information sensitive companies,” said Charles Foster, Cyber Continuity Center’s managing partner. “We are excited to work with CenterPoint Properties at the DuPage National Technology Park. It provides a great opportunity to bring an innovative technology product to market and deliver premier data storage and disaster recovery services to our infrastructure-intensive client base.”

“We master planned the DuPage National Technology Park to satisfy the data capacity and information security demands of 21st century businesses,” said Fred Reynolds, SVP of Development at CenterPoint. “Cyber Continuity Center is an excellent example of an innovative company that will benefit from the advantages offered here, advantages not available at any other location currently in the market.”

The DuPage National Technology Park (DNTP) is an 800-acre advanced business and research park located in West Chicago. CenterPoint is the largest owner and developer of industrial real estate in metropolitan Chicago with 22 branded business parks. With its affiliates, CenterPoint owns and/or manages more than 47 million square feet of property and owns or controls an additional 3,300 acres of land for future development. CenterPoint is a subsidiary of CalEast Global Logistics LLC, a leading investor in logistics warehouse and related real estate whose members include the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and LaSalle Investment Management.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.