CoreLink opens Chicago HQ, Data Center

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Colocation provider CoreLink Data Centers has brought its new Chicago data center online and completed the relocation of its headquarters from Phoenix to to Mount Prospect, Illinois.  The Chicago data center is CoreLink’s fourth facility, joining existing sites in Seattle, Las Vegas, and Phoenix.

“We are very pleased to have moved our head office to such a strategic and vibrant area of business and technology,” said Geoff Hampson, CEO of CoreLink Data Centers. “Our sizable investment at our new Chicago data center will have a significant impact on the local economy through job creation and capital investment in the community.”

CoreLink’s new data center is a 80,000 square foot stand-alone facility located on 5.4 acres of land, featuring carrier neutral connectivity, total power of 16MW and 10MW of 2N Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) support, and N+1 cooling systems.

“Our Chicago co-location design is very flexible, enabling customers, including those with high density requirements, the ability build and grow their core IT infrastructure seamlessly,” Hampson said.  “The variety of options we offer can align with any of our customers business needs.”

Corelink was founded in 2007 and is backed by M/C Ventures of Boston and has existing data centers in Las Vegas, Phoenix and Seattle. Hampson has been involved in numerous startups, including Peer 1 Network Enterprises, where he served as CEO from 2000 through 2006. Corelink says it has an “active” mergers and acquisitions program and anticipates further expansion of its colocation facility footprint.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief 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.

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