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Latisys Completes Another Chicago Data Center Expansion

Oak Brook, IL Data Center Campus Set To Open Incremental 24,400 Square Feet of Ultra Secure, High Density Raised Floor and 3.6 Megawatts of Critical Power
Press Release – – Responding to increasing enterprise demand for it’s mission critical data center solutions, Latisys, a leading international provider of hybrid cloud hosting and data center solutions, today announced it has commissioned 24,400 square feet of new high-density raised floor at its Oak Brook, Illinois data center campus 18 miles west of downtown Chicago.

The new build-out creates DC-06 and features an additional 3.6 megawatts of critical power—adding capacity at Latisys’ Tier 3 high density Chicago datacenter campus which has a total of 148,000 gross square feet.  DC-06 is tied directly to 10 fiber carriers in the building and is monitored 24x7x365 by on-site network operations center teams and building management systems.

Latisys’ Oak Brook data center campus serves as the Midwest hub of Latisys’ unified and compliant international platform of high-density data centers – which includes Denver as an ideal Disaster Recovery site, along with Southern California and Northern Virginia data centers as gateways to Asia Pacific, Europe and South America. In addition, Latisys recently expanded to the UK deploying its Cloud-Enabled Systems Infrastructure (CESI) platform in London to serve emerging enterprise customer needs—including those of a large multinational company that has embarked on a global platform consolidation initiative. Approximately  1,100 enterprises and government organizations rely on Latisys as their trusted provider of critical IT infrastructure solutions underpinning their business.

“Chicago’s western suburbs continue to gain in popularity as the primary alternative for Chicago enterprises looking for new capacity and the ability to extend their infrastructure nationally and internationally,” said Doug Butler, Latisys’ CFO and President of Colocation Services at. “Our expanded Chicago data center and unified platform is purpose built to deliver secure, scalable—and highly flexible—IT infrastructure solutions for organizations seeking both high performance and business value.”

Latisys’ Oak Brook data center campus delivers key features to meet a variety of critical business drivers for the enterprise:

  • Capacity to meet increasing demand for power and space among Chicago-based organizations whose existing capacity has been reached or whose limited power densities make it difficult to grow efficiently
  • Key proximity to downtown Chicago and CME, offering organizations in the Central Business District and surrounding areas latency as low as sub 1ms
  • Flexible, tailored solutions to meet the dynamic needs of today’s nimble businesses who seek a single partner that can right-size solutions both for today and for tomorrow
  • Cloud-Enabled Systems Infrastructure (CESI) delivers a hybrid suite of cloud computing and infrastructure services that includes data center colocation, managed hosting & private cloud, managed storage, server virtualization, backup, replication and security services

Latisys leads the IaaS industry in customer satisfaction with a Net Promoter score of 46, and recently received its first ever inclusion in the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, which can be accessed here.

About Latisys

Latisys is a leading provider of hybrid cloud hosting and data center solutions to medium-sized businesses, enterprise customers and government agencies. With a heritage serving business customers since 1994, and multiple high-density data centers across the United States—and now in the United Kingdom—Latisys offers a scalable outsourced IT infrastructure platform that provides customers with what they need, when they need it. As a client-centric company—with state of the art data centers in Ashburn, Virginia, Chicago, Denver, Irvine, California and London—Latisys is quickly becoming the IaaS platform of choice for companies that seek a truly flexible IT infrastructure partner. Call  1-866-956-9594, visit or follow us on Twitter at for additional information. All Systems Grow.

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