Chicago Colocation And Data Center Services

Element Critical’s CH1 and CH2 campus delivers world-class colocation solutions engineering coupled with true deployment flexibility to the Chicago market.


Discuss Pricing and Availability

Our data center solutions power your success – from a single cabinet or cage, dedicated suite, to our custom-built multi-megawatt deployments.

Critical Performance

High performance colocation services with state-of-the-art resiliency, backed by customer SLA.

Critical Customization

The highest level of customization in the industry regardless of the size of your deployment. Move-in ready colocation space available. Flexible data center pricing terms.

Critical Customer Care

Local colocation means access to real people, delivering hands-on technical support, no matter the size of your project.

Virtually Tour Our Chicago Data Center

Element Critical’s CH1 and CH2 campus delivers world-class solutions engineering coupled with true deployment flexibility to the Chicago market.

These former ComDisco/Sunguard sites are known in the region as resiliency leaders; built for disaster recovery services they offer a powerhouse system that has never been down in 30 years.

Both facilities offer significant data center space for individual cabinets and secure cages, large private suites, and build to suit space. CH1 also boasts ample conference rooms, newly renovated board rooms, and ample business offices/kitchen/rec rooms for disaster recovery resources.

Chicago Data Center

Chicago Colocation Data Center Located at 711 North Edgewood Avenue, Wood Dale, IL, 60191 USA

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.

Purpose-Built to Support Your IT Requirements

The Element Critical Chicago data center campus provides an optimal environment for your mission-critical applications, delivering both move-in ready space and customizable solutions, within two high-performance facilities for your colocation Chicago needs.

Download Brochure

Space Available

CH1 - 151,000 sq ft building
85,500 sq ft floor space
CH2 - 45,000 sq ft building
26,000 sq ft floor space

Network Connectivity

8+ Carrier Neutral Network and direct and redundant fiber routes to 350 Cermak

Power Availability

CH1 - 6 MW
CH2 - 2.5 MW

Cloud On-ramp

Pureport layer 3 cloud on-ramp provides easy button access to cloud service providers for multi or hybrid cloud workloads

  • Security24x7x365 manned security, CCTV systems throughout the facility, multifactor authentication, ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification

  • Server Cabinet Density>30 kW per cabinet for high-density workloads with flexible cooling solutions

  • Concurrently MaintainableN+2 Redundancy Tier III Data Center with 30+ years as a resiliency leader

  • CertificationsISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certification, Type I and Type II Security Certified, HIPAA, PCI

Carrier Neutral Connectivity Solutions at our Chicago Data Center Campus

We offer carrier diverse meet-me rooms, direct cloud on-ramps for a seamless multi-cloud connection through Pureport, and dual fiber entrances with dark and lit services available.

Server Cabinets

Data cabinet deployment offers flexible options to scale your business in a secure environment with locked racks.

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.

Build to Suit

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.

Premier Data Center with Amenities

Our customers come first at Element Critical. No matter the size of your deployment, expert staff is on hand to deliver high-touch service and amenities.

  • Conveniently located 8 miles from O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and 23 miles from Midway International Airport (MDW), adjacent to Elk Grove Village Data Centers.
  • 24x7x365 remote hands staff/engineering staff
  • Secure loading dock with semi-trailer access
  • Staging/burn-in area to prepare your data center storage equipment
  • Complete business services including conference rooms, permanent offices, drop-in office, break rooms, recreation rooms and kitchens, bathrooms and showers
  • Support for hosted or dedicated NOC services 24×7

Is Your Business Ready for A Digital World?

Future proof your enterprise business with cloud on-ramps, and interconnected architectures that are deployed at your edge, right where you need them.

Location Matters All the Way to The Edge Ebook

In this report, we will be examining the most critical consideration you should leverage when choosing the right data center partnership for your business because from the core to the edge, proximity matters.

Learn More
Colocation Buying Guide

VP of Product Management, Mike Frank, outlines the key considerations and questions to ask when choosing a data center provider.

Learn More