Chicago Data Center, Colocation, Interconnection

717 S. Wells is one of the most connected data centers in Chicago. Located in the center of the financial district, it is in a unique position to provide reliable network interconnection infrastructure for carriers, service providers, and enterprise customers. 717 S. Wells is a gateway to the local fiber backbone in Chicago as well as a primary access point for long-haul fiber in the region.

Colocation Data Center Specifications

Interconnectivity and Colocation

  • Carrier neutral, building owned and managed Meet Me Room (MMR)
  • Network operators: 15+
  • Points of entry ("POE"): multiple diverse POEs
  • Risers: pre-built innerduct system from POEs to Meet Me Room

Building Infrastructure

  • Ceiling heights (slab to slab): 11' 2"
  • Column spacing: 19' 6"
  • Floor loading: 125 lbs/sf
  • Loading dock: secure dock
  • Freight elevators: 4,000 lbs capacity
  • Fire suppression: pre-action, dry pipe
  • Cable management: overhead ladder rack
  • Network Operations Center ("NOC")
  • Building facility monitoring system

Data Center Security & Compliance

  • Key card access throughout the entire facility
  • Video surveillance
  • 24/7 access to authorized customer personnel via access lists
  • SSAE 16 SOC I Audit Compliance
  • MMR access: two factor authentication for Meet Me Rooms
  • ANSI/TIA 942-B Certification


  • Utility feeds: diverse feeds from LaSalle substation at 12,470v
  • Utility power: 5,700 kW
  • Backup generator power: 1,500 kW
  • Fuel supply: 3,700 gallons
  • UPS system: 500 kVA (2N)
  • DC power distribution available

Data Center Cooling

  • Cooling system capacity: 170 tons (N+1), backed up by generators
  • Data room HVAC: Kyoto units with cold aisle containment


  • Office space for disaster recovery and trading floor applications available
  • Vendor touch-down space for clients
  • Tech lounge