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341 Haynes Drive,
Wood Dale, IL 60191

Property Size

45,000 Sq. Ft.

Raised Floor

26,000 Sq. Ft.


5 MW
N, N+1, 2N Configurations

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Element Critical’s Chicago campus delivers best-in-class data center colocation coupled with true deployment flexibility, from two companion facilities. Chicago One and Chicago Two are built for disaster recovery services and are known as resiliency leaders, offering powerhouse systems that have never been down in 30 years. Chicago Two offers ultra-low latency connectivity and easy access to Chicago's global reaching fiber networks from our Wood Dale location. A full suite of business services includes carrier-neutral meet me rooms, newly renovated conference rooms, and ample office space and amenities to support disaster recovery resources.

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Purpose Built Data Center

Chicago Two is a purpose-built colocation facility with a 2N redundant design for always-on reliability.

Our robust facilities are high-density designed to support mission-critical deployments in cabinets, cages, private wholesale data center suites. and whole to deliver to support high-density and mission-critical deployments, high-density designed mission-critical data center with a 2N redundant design.

Our private Chicago campus features dual pathways from diverse substations, ultra low latency connectivity to Chicago’s premier carrier hotel for global connectivity, redundant fiber pathways for the utmost in connectivity reliability.

Truly customizable space

Space is available for customers of all sizes, from single cabinet retail colocation, secure cages, to 1 MW wholesale dedicated data halls.

Local colocation also means that our teams are able to provide customizable deployment flexibility.  From cabinet layouts, lab space environments, term lengths, and more, Element Critical delivers versatility big-box providers cannot accommodate.



Total utility power is 5 MW, delivered in N, N+1, 2N configurations.  Abundant power is delivered by dual substations through diverse paths into the facility.

True 2N Redundancy

Each data hall is backed by a 2N dedicated electrical and mechanical back plain per data hall.

High-Density Capability

Air-cooled densities range from 2kw per rack to up to 20 kW, or even higher densities with liquid-cooled immersion solutions.


Carrier Neutral Network

7 On-Net Network Providers – AT&T, Lumen(CenturyLink), Comcast, Crown Castle, Verizon, Zayo (Electric Light Wave / Integra), Cogent

Redundant Infrastructure

Two diverse fiber conduit entry paths and intra-building fiber paths supply network redundancy with excellent options for both dark and lit services to Chicago carrier hotels.

Cloud Connectivity

Direct cloud on-ramps for seamless multi or hybrid cloud-connected workloads to AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud & Oracle Cloud, and more.


Highly Efficient Air-Cooled Chillers

Total Capacity: N+20% Unit Redundancy Supporting All Critical Service Loads

As demand for faster, more comprehensive, applications increase, high-density colocation is quickly becoming the future of data centers. We can help you optimize your technology deployments.
Our data centers are enabled for high-power density to help you achieve the amount of compute you need within a smaller footprint. High-density colocation ensures your high-compute workloads for AI, financial, or gaming make efficient use of your space.

Security & Safety

Multi-Layered Security

Interior and exterior video surveillance
24x7x365 on-site staff
Badged or escorted entry
Biometric card access
Motion detection systems
Cabinet and cage locks


Fire systems include a pre-action dual interlock dry pipe sprinkler system for data hall and power rooms, a nitrogen generation system for zones with dry pipe, a wet sprinkler system for office, security, and ancillary spaces, and VESDA smoke detection.

Strategic Location

This data center and colocation facility is located adjacent to Elk Grove Village and provides services for the Chicago Illinois area, Wood Dale, Franklin Park, and surrounding areas. Chicago is a perfect disaster recovery site for businesses located in Indianapolis, St. Louis, and beyond.

Conveniently located 8 miles from O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and 23 miles from Midway International Airport (MDW)


341 Haynes Drive, Wood Dale, IL 60191


Chicago One’s campus is located outside all 500 and 100-year floodplains, providing maximum protection from natural hazards.



Chicago One meets regulatory standards for SOC 1: Type 1 and 2, SOC:2 Type 1 and 2, ISO:27001, PCI DSS, and HIPAA compliance.

Customer Care

Local colocation means access to real people. Your business matters to our entire team; our customers enjoy access to the exact person they need, from expert engineers to the executive team.

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The Element Critical Difference

Critical Performance

High performance colocation services delivered with a long history of proven resiliency, space and power availability, and 100% uptime backed by a customer SLA.

Critical Customer Care

Local colocation means access to real people. Your business matters to our entire team; our customers enjoy access to the exact person they need, from expert engineers to the executive team.

Critical Customization

We offer the highest level of personalization in the industry regardless of the size of your deployment. From customer terms to deployment flexibility - it is your data center, your way.

Critical Connectivity

Modern network connectivity built upon your secure data center backbone, with access to diverse carriers and cloud connect on-ramps for instantaneous multi-cloud connection.

Colocation Solutions

Delivering optimal solutions for enterprise needs

Locked Cabinets/Racks

Cabinet deployment offer scalability and flexible power options to grow your business.

Secure Cages

Need more privacy and flexibility than a standard locking cabinet? Secure data center cages gives you precise control over your environment and footprint.

Private Suites

Our facilities are designed with numerous private data center suites, offering dedicated and designable space without the pressure of owning the entire facility.

Dedicated Data Halls

Customize your data hall space to meet your exact specifications to customize the size, design, and resiliency level you need for your mission critical data.

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