Chicago – Aurora II DataCenter

Aurora, IL

Chicago – Aurora II

The Financial Trading Industry’s Premier Data Center Campus

As the home of the CME Group’s trading platform, CyrusOne’s Aurora, Illinois data center offers the flexibility, scalability, and performance demanded by a major trading exchange, now available for enterprises and cloud providers alike.

Located on 16 acres, 45 minutes southwest of Chicago O’Hare International Airport, this data center campus represents the preeminent financial services colocation hub in the industry and creates significant opportunities by offering a unique ecosystem to energy, enterprise, fintech, and cloud customers.

Enhanced Geographic Diversification

CyrusOne is one of two Chicago locations, supporting large multi-megawatt deployments of critical infrastructure for the Fortune 1000.

Global Risk Management Campus

The Aurora facilities provide financial risk management with open and cost-efficient access to an extensive digital eco-system. This includes retail colocation, disaster recover, private and public cloud access, data storage and high performance compute.

2805 Diehl Rd.
Aurora, IL 60502

Aurora II – Highlights

  • Overview
  • Power
  • Cooling
  • Security
  • Sustain-ability

  • 428,000 square foot data center
  • Suites, cages, cabinets available to match required footprints
  • Colocation cabinet layout follows hot/cold aisle design
  • Conference rooms break room available
  • Client office and storage space
  • Visitor WiFi access throughout
  • Four secure semi-truck loading docks
  • VESDA early fire detection technology deployed throughout facility
  • Double interlock preaction system

  • Air Cooled Chiller Plant provides 800 tons at N+2 per data hall
  • Free cooling below 30F. Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’s)
  • Color-coded to align with Power Rooms
  • Cooling towers use evaporative condensing chillers utilize
    highly efficient oil-free centrifugal compressors
  • CRAH units with energy efficient fans
  • 17 kW per cabinet– driven by air-cooled delta T

  • VESDA early fire detection technology deployed throughout facility
  • Double interlock preaction system
  • 58.4 MW utility capacity
  • 138 kV utility voltage
  • 2 utility feeders
  • 2 transformers on site
  • 2N & 4:3 distributed redundant
  • 2.25 MW each Genset

  • Security gate and anti-tailgating sally port outside of
  • Double anti-tailgating turnstile K-rated security fence
    around the site
  • 7 layers physical security from property to server
  • Security guards on duty 24x7x365
  • Card reader at the security gate
  • Bio-reader and anti-tailgate turnstile to enter facility
  • Bio-reader to enter data hall
  • Metal detector and x-ray scanner to enter the facility

  • CyrusOne Zero Water Consumption Cooling: No water is consumed to cool this facility (such as water towers or evaporative cooling). Minimal amounts of water are used for humidification and facility maintenance. This facility uses free cooling, variable frequency drives, and energy-efficient CRAH units to achieve high efficiency air-cooled chilling. An average US data center of the same size typically consumes over 2.7 million gallons of water per month for cooling.
  • Regional Water Stress: While the Chicago area currently faces low water stress, this is projected to increase dramatically in the next decade. Unlike many other data centers, CyrusOne’s Chicago-Aurora II facility does not use water for cooling and is therefore insulated from this regional water risk, both current and future.
  • Water Risk and Use Now 2030 Projection 2040 Projection
    Regional Water Stress Low Extremely High Extremely High
    CyrusOne Water Use Zero Consumption Zero Consumption Zero Consumption

    (Risk assessment and projections based on WRI Aqueduct Tool)

  • Regional Grid Greenhouse Gases: How much greenhouse gas does this facility’s local electrical grid emit while generating electricity?  (Useful for Location-based greenhouse gas reporting)
  • Greenhouse Gases 2004 2007 2012 2016 2018
    MTCO2/MWh 0.706 0.704 0.626 0.564 0.529

    The carbon-intensity of the grid has improved about 1.9% points per year over the last 14 years of published data.  Reported by the US EPA eGRID for the RFC West subregion (RFCW).

  • Regional Grid Renewables: What percentage of this facility’s local electrical grid is from renewable sources (wind, solar, biomass, hydro, and geothermal)?
  • Grid Renewables 2004 2007 2012 2016 2018
    Percent from renewable sources 1.1% 1.0% 3.2% 4.8% 5.2%

    This has been increasing about 0.3% points per year over the last 14 years of published data. Based on US EPA eGRID data for the RFC West subregion (RFCW).

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Virtual Tour

The Nation’s First National Internet Exchange

With CyrusOne’s National IX, customers can configure a virtual on-net platform from a multitude of carriers and providers, allowing optimal flexibility and interconnection with anyone at any connected facility and to the cloud.

As part of CyrusOne’s National IX platform, this Aurora data center provides interconnection to other CyrusOne data centers.