Elk Grove Village, IL
Data Centers

CH2

CH2 - Elk Grove Village, IL

Introduce your business to the many advantages of CH2—one of the newest additions to the DuPont Fabros Technology data center portfolio. Located a few miles west of Chicago, just across the street from DFT’s CH1 facility, CH2 stands as a model of best practices. Forming a small but growing data center campus environment, both facilities are connected via an underground conduit system for diverse network options.
 
With approximately 336,000 square feet and a critical load capacity totaling 25.6 megawatts, CH2 delivers the ultimate in flexibility and reliability—along with our standard-setting operational expertise. In true DFT fashion, you can depend on uninterrupted service with cutting-edge power, security, cooling and energy efficiency options to help protect your most critical IT assets.

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Specifications
PROPERTY
LOCATION: Elk Grove Village, IL
ACREAGE: 15.07
BUILDING SIZE: 335,642 SF
NEAREST AIRPORT: Chicago O’Hare International (ORD)
BUILDING DESCRIPTION
Utility Power: 34.5 kV
Parking: 130 spaces
Number of Stories: One, plus engine-generator mezzanine
Loading Docks: Four dock bays, two with dock levelers
COMPUTER ROOM SPECIFICATIONS
Computer Room Size: 8,955 SF (average)
Critical Power capacity: 1,000 kW—2,000 kW (1,422 kW standard)
Containment: Required
DATA CENTER AREA DESCRIPTION
Computer Room Floor: 160,600 SF
Number of Computer Rooms: 18
Raised-Floor Height: N/A (slab floor)
Computer Room Floor-to-Ceiling Height: 13’
OFFICES / STAGING
Offices: 13 pre-constructed offices, with flexible space for custom requirements
Staging: 11 rooms
SECURITY
Building and Perimeter: Fully monitored by CCTV cameras and security officer patrols
Security officers: 24 x 7 x 365
Access Control: Electronic security features with access card entry and dual authentication with biometric readers
CCTV: Yes (minimum 95-day video retention)
CRITICAL POWER
Total Megawatts: 25.6
UPS SYSTEMS
Eighteen 1,600 kW rotary UPS in isolated-parallel configuration
Redundancy: N+2
GENERATORS
Eighteen 2,250 kW diesel-engine generators
Redundancy: N+2
ONSITE FUEL CAPACITY
Storage Tanks: Four 40,000-gallon underground diesel-fuel storage tanks
Fuel Run time: Minimum 48 hours
HEAT REJECTION SYSTEMS (HVAC)
Eight centrifugal chillers and heat exchanger lineups, each with 1,323-ton capacity
Redundancy: N+2
Chilled-water storage: 80,000 gallons
PDUs
voltage: 415/240 V
Redundancy: 2N
COMMUNICATIONS
POE: Four separate network POEs with diverse underground duct banks leading into the facility
Conduits: Dedicated underground conduits to each computer room
Multiple Carriers: DFT is carrier-neutral, AMS-IX Chicago Internet Exchange
Meet-Me-Room: Available MMR with redundant power and cabinet options for all lit equipment
telecom ductbanks: Diverse underground duct bank between CH1 and CH2
Dark fiber: Diverse dark fiber between CH1 and CH2
Certification: Open-IX
FIRE PROTECTION
Double interlocked pre-action sprinkler system with VESDA monitoring system standard