January 22, 2018

Stream announces data center expansion to Chicago

The expansion aims to provide low latency and high-speed connectivity to premium, Chicago based-customers.

After their recent expansion of their data center in Plano, Texas, data center company Stream Data Centers have announced that they will be expanding their presence in Elk Grove Chicago, with a 130,000 sq. feet data center. According to the plan, the 15MW data center, raised with a 7000 sq.feet floor across 6 acres of land, will serve Chicago-based companies hailing from various sectors.

Stream Data Centers say that their decision to move to Elk Grove was purely due to the plethora of markets they could tap into with their low latency offerings. The company, which has clients like Nokia, Apple, AT&T and Home Depot, further added that the location is home to many prominent names in the data center industry like EdgeConneX, T5, DuPont Fabros and Equinix.

Explaining this move, Robert Kennedy, co-Managing Director of Stream Data Center said:

Our new development in Elk Grove Village seeks to address the needs of cloud providers and enterprise companies with significant requirements in and around the Chicago area. We believe that our value proposition will serve cloud, financial, healthcare and other enterprise companies looking for low-latency data center connectivity with this highly-secure and resilient option, located in the heart of the Chicago market.

The new data center is poised to launch by the end of 2018 and will be the first one built in the Illinois state of the U.S.

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