Colocation and managed hosting provider Latisys has announced a significant expansion of its Chicago-area data center facility in Oak Brook. The expanded facility, Latisys CH2, will now provide customers in the Chicago metro area and surrounding Midwest markets with approximately 136,000 gross square feet of space.
The CH2 expansion includes 32,000 square feet of space which is available immediately. Power upgrades for 2011 will include 1.2 megawatts of generator power to add to an existing 5 megawatt of utility power.
“Facility expansion at our Chicago-area data center colocation facility isn’t just about supporting new customers, but ensuring that existing Latisys customers have the scalability, flexibility and agility they need to grow and thrive,” said Kevin Knight, Regional Sales Director, Latisys-Chicago. “Throughout the Chicago area, power and space remain at a premium, which is why more companies are choosing to outsource their IT infrastructure to Latisys.”
Latisys continues to see consistent demand from Chicago-area organizations seeking managed hosting, colocation and disaster recovery services. Additional drivers for the increased demand include organizations now looking for powerful IT infrastructure Outsourcing solutions as well as a national presence that Latisys is able to offer via their facilities located in Ashburn, VA, Irvine, CA and Denver,CO. The Oakbrook facility is also able to offer sub 1 millisecond latency to downtown Chicago.
Latisys COO Evans Mullan discussed colocation solutions and the economic and business factors driving it in a recent Smart Business Online interview.