Chicago Data Center Campus

Construction is underway at Prime’s Chicago data center campus in Elk Grove Village. The campus plan features three hyperscale data centers and 180 critical MW, ideal for hyperscale and high-density, A.I. workloads.

WELCOME TO THE DATA CENTER CAPITAL OF THE MIDWEST

Chicago Data Center Market Overview

CHICAGO DATA CENTER
MARKET

The Chicago data center market, specifically Elk Grove Village, is one of the fastest-growing US markets thanks to lucrative financial incentives such as tax breaks. Chicago also offers easy access to reliable and low-cost power as well as strong connectivity.

PRIME'S CHICAGO
DATA CENTERS

Prime’s Chicago data center campus features three hyperscale data centers and 180 critical megawatts of power capacity. Prime Chicago will be built with a focus on sustainability with waterless cooling for optimized WUE and the sourcing of renewable power to the campus.

Why Prime Chicago Data Centers

THREE REASONS TO CHOOSE PRIME IN CHICAGO

1. Data centers on your terms: unique ownership and dynamic lease options

2. Ample capacity for short / long-term growth

3. Wholesale dark fiber for carrier hotel MMR access

CAMPUS

  • 17 acres
  • 3 hyperscale data centers
  • 180 critical MW to campus
  • Dedicated, on-site substation
  • Gated / Secure entry, anti-climb fencing

DATA CENTERS

  • 3-story facilities
  • 72 critical MW (ORD01-01)
  • 381,141 SF (ORD01-01)
  • 162,000 SF white space (ORD01-01)
  • Infrastructure galleries outside data halls

INFRASTRUCTRURE

  • Concurrently maintainable systems
  • Efficient, block-redundant design
  • N+1 cooling system
  • N+1 gens & UPS
  • 30 kW/rack air cooled, 50+ kW/rack AALC

SECURITY & COMPLIANCE

  • SOC 2 Type II, ISO 27001*
  • Biometric / Key-card access controls
  • Anti-tailgating mantraps
  • 24x7x365 officers, CCTV, monitoring
  • 30-day video retention

NETWORK / CONNECTIVITY

  • 19 carriers in proximity
  • Low-latency, dark fiber access to carrier hotels
  • 100+ Chicago metro carriers
  • Dark fiber to regional IXPs, cloud on-ramps
  • Diverse fiber points of entry (PoE)

SUSTAINABILITY

  • PUE of 1.3
  • Closed-loop cooling for optimized WUE
  • Free-air cooling for increased efficiency
  • Access to reliable, renewable energy
  • Environmentally-friendly building materials
There’s a good reason why Chicago is one of the most sought-after data center markets in the United States. Downtown Chicago and its surroundings, like Elk Grove Village, have a business-friendly environment, with specific benefits to data center development. As far as resilience and disaster recovery requirements, the area has a relatively low-risk profile for flooding, seismic activity, hurricanes, and other natural disasters. The local power supply is also relatively strong, including a new Elk Grove smart substation. This new substation was recently brought online and will be able to support 60MVA of additional load to the area. The cost of power is relatively inexpensive, rounding out an already impressive power profile.
Chicago data center hyperscale

Cloud Services in Chicago

As the cloud continues to transform the way businesses operate, Prime’s Chicago data center is perfect for major cloud providers and hyperscalers looking to expand and boost their presence in this thriving region.

Routinely on the top list of data center markets, Chi-town is a booming technology hub that will only continue to grow as digital transformation moves to the forefront. Home to many leading tech companies, Chicago data needs to be housed in close proximity to today’s savvy end users.

Prime’s hyperscale data center located in Chicago has made national headlines. To see our recent press, visit our press page here.

READY FOR DATA CENTERS ON YOUR TERMS?​

Our mission is to build your foundation for technology advancement. Your data will forever change the world. Talk with Prime about your goals in Chicago. Together, we will build a solution that helps ease short-term pressures with the long-term relationship in mind.