T5 Data Centers™ has announced the acquisition of a 208,000-sq-ft, Tier III data center facility in the Elk Grove Village suburb of Chicago. The new T5@Chicago facility is the ninth data center to be added to the T5 portfolio and extends T5's market base to the greater Chicago area, one of the most desirable data center markets in the United States.

T5@Chicago is currently operational and partially occupied. Additional capacity is being added to provide server ready space for future customers. The existing data center went online last year and was acquired by T5 Data Centers because the purpose-built facility had the same high-quality attributes as T5's existing data center portfolio. The building features a baseline Tier III infrastructure with an N+1 electrical and mechanical topology, secure private data halls available from 540kW to 9.0MW, and the ability to easily customize operational controls in each data hall to accommodate each customers' unique data center services requirements.

"Chicago is becoming an increasingly hot market for reliable data center services," said Tim Bright, executive vice president of Wholesale/Enterprise Markets for T5 Data Centers. "We were fortunate to find an available, operational facility with the data center architecture and quality consistent with T5 data center standards. With this acquisition, we can offer Chicagoland regional customers move-in ready data center capacity, customizable and expandable to meet any need."

Since commissioning, the data center has been managed by T5 Facilities Management (T5FM), which provides best-in-class facilities management services to data center owners across North America, so T5 Data Centers is certain that T5@Chicago meets its exacting standards. With the acquisition, the T5FM team will continue to provide 24/7 facilities support so customers can be ensured of uninterrupted service.

In addition to the existing 208,000 sq ft, LEED Silver certified building, T5@Chicago can be expanded on the adjacent, four-acre parcel by up to 28 MW. The location in Elk Grove Village is readily accessible to O'Hare International Airport.