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With Ubiquity, Sears is Turning Shuttered Stores into Data Centers

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Sears Holdings has formed a new unit to market space from former Sears and Kmart retail stores as a home for data centers, disaster recovery space and wireless towers. With the creation of Ubiquity Critical Environments, Sears hopes to convert the retail icons of the 20th century into the Internet infrastructure to power the 21st century digital economy. Read More

Bionimbus Applies Cloud Power to Genetic Data-Crunching

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An ambitious project at the University of Chicago aims to lead the nation in biomedical computation, by making the region the largest hub in the world for genetic and medical information. At the forefront of the effort is Bionimbus, an open source cloud-based system for managing, analyzing and sharing genomic data. Read More

Ascent Goes Downtown With New Chicago Data Center

Ascent, which has built several large data centers in the suburban Chicago market, is going downtown. The developer confirmed this week that it will team with Sterling Bay Cos. to renovate a property on South Desplaines Street as its CH3 data center. Read More

PeakColo Expands to Chicago Market

After raising $7.5 million earlier this year, Denver-based PeakColo said it would use the money to expand into new geographic markets. It is now expanding into Chicago through partnership with PlusOne. Read More

Digital Realty Buys Campus in Suburban Chicago

Digital Realty (DLR) has now entered the suburban Chicago market, acquiring a 575,000 square foot redevelopment property in Franklin Park, Ill. for $22.3 million. The three-building property has an existing tenant and considerable land to develop data centers. Read More

Jim Kerrigan, David Horowitz Join Avison Young

Data center real estate veterans Jim Kerrigan and David Horowitz have joined Avison Young’s brokerage operations in Chicago, the company said today. Kerrigan and Horowitz have joined Avison Young as Principals and will lead the company’s data center specialty efforts. Read More

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