CoreSite Realty Corporation, a real estate investment firm with a focus on data centres for colocation and peering services, has announced that it has begun construction of a new data centre in downtown Chicago, dubbed “CH2”.
CoreSite, listed on the New York Stock Exchange, has gone from strength to strength as a premier provider of data centre and interconnection solutions, serving 1,350 world-leading enterprises, network operators, cloud providers, and supporting service providers across eight key North American markets.
“We’re excited to have under construction an enterprise-class, purpose-built data center designed to deliver 18 megawatts of power and 169,000 net rentable square feet of capacity in downtown Chicago,” said Matt Gleason, Vice President and General Manager of CoreSite, in the company’s press release.
“We expect to complete the first phase of the building next year, delivering an efficient data center design capable of supporting high density requirements and enabling customers to solve for mission critical, performance-sensitive hybrid cloud applications.”
The data centre will connect with CoreSite’s existing CH1 data centre in Chicago, enabling customers to leverage a rich network of cloud-driven solutions during digital transformations and establishment of hybrid cloud environments.