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Largest Data Center Leases of 2011

Social media and service providers were the biggest adopters of wholesale data center space in 2011, according to data in a year-end roundup from Jim Kerrigan at the Grubb & Ellis National Data Center Practice. Read More

ServerCentral Expands as Growth Continues

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Server Central has expanded its data center footprint in the Chicago market, and provides an example of a local company bootstrapping its way to growth in a capital-intensive industry, moving up the value chain in the process to emerge as a regional player. Read More

Chicago Data Centers in the Spotlight

Chicago’s data center sector was in the spotlight this weekend when it was featured in the Chicago Sun-Times, which highlighted the area’s lack of natural disasters as a key attraction for IT companies looking to store data, as well as the growth of Chicago-area hosting providers. Read More

Steadfast Expands in Chicago Internet Hub

IT infrastructure provider Steadfast Networks has expanded its presence at 350 East Cermak, Chicago’s most prominent data center hub, where it has leased a new Turn-Key Datacenter pod from Digital Realty Trust (DLR). Read More

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