Data center facilitator CoreSite is all set to expand its Chicago data center campus by building another facility (CH2) stretching across 175,000 sq.feet. With this expansion, CoreSite aim to enable their customers with scalable cloud solutions in a highly competitive data center market in the U.S.
CoreSite say that they have acquired 2 acres of land in Chicago’s downtown area to extend their data center campus. They further added that this second hub in Chicago will be a four-storeyed data center built with an investment of USD 180-190 million.
Explaining the expansion, Paul Szurek, Chief Executive Officer at CoreSite, commented:
We are pleased to have acquired land in downtown Chicago, providing us with much-needed capacity to serve new and expansion requirements of current and prospective customers in the fifth largest multi-tenant data center market in North America.
We expect CH2 to enhance our ability to compete effectively in the Chicago market for customer requirements seeking a high performance, cloud-enabled and scalable, higher density colocation solution.
According to CoreSite, the second data center will be built a mile away from its current facility in Chicago. They also said that the two data centers will be connected through dark-fiber, something which will allow clients to scale seamlessly.
In closing, CoreSite added that they plan to start building this facility by the end of 2018 or in the first half of 2019.