Telx, an interconnection and colocation provider in strategic North American markets, today announced a 13,500 square foot expansion of its premier data center footprint at 350 East Cermak Road, located in the heart of the Chicago Business District. This multi-suite expansion doubles the capacity of sellable cabinet equivalents for Telx in this premium facility. In addition to the space expansion, Telx will be able to support up to 300 watts per foot, providing customers with some of the highest-power density in the 350 Cermak facility. This latest data center expansion underscores demand within the financial, service provider and enterprise markets for premier colocation and interconnection services in the Chicago area.
The 350 East Cermak Road facility offers direct, low-latency connections to a wide variety of financial exchanges, next-generation telecommunications service providers, media and content providers, software-as-a-service providers and numerous area enterprises. Telx also manages the Interconnection Area (or Meet Me Room) in the 350 East Cermak Rd. location for all providers, enabling the company to offer the most cost effective and efficient connectivity in the building. With increased data center space and power density, existing customers can expand their presence, and new customers seeking direct access to service providers and business exchanges in the Chicago area, can take advantage of Telx’s capabilities.
"Telx has experienced tremendous growth in our 350 East Cermak Road data center, driven primarily by our success with Financial Markets clients seeking low-latency access to the key financial venues such as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME),” said Brad Hokamp, chief marketing officer for Telx. “Our latest expansion in Chicago demonstrates our commitment to not only meet the needs of financial clients, but also provide an excellent data center environment for the broader enterprise and commercial customers that require high power density and cost effective network connectivity.”