Chicago – Aurora I Data Center

Aurora, IL

Illinois Data Center Provides Additional Business Continuity

Located on 16 acres, 45 minutes southwest of Chicago O’Hare International Airport, this data center is used for production, colocation, back-up and disaster recovery for business continuity. With plenty of land for build-to-suit options at this site, CyrusOne offers multiple products as part of its CyrusOne Solutions product set, including:

Greenfield Builds
From greenfield to completion, the CyrusOne project teams works hand in hand with your team to plan, design, permit and construct your data center to your exact specifications – on time and on budget.

Powered Shells
CyrusOne offers powered shells to provide you with a fast time to market option for your IT environment. Fully redundant support systems, scalable power levels, connectivity options, and class A office space are available within your powered shell.

Full and Half Data Halls with 30,000 to 60,000+ Square feet of Colocation Space
CyrusOne helps you to assess your unique infrastructure requirements to ensure your IT environment is equipped with the right power, cooling, and connectivity to match various application needs.

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2905 Diehl Rd.
Aurora, IL 60502

Chicago – Aurora I – Highlights

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

  • Unregulated Services – a full complement of hosting and connectivity services for existing and new customers
  • Expanded connectivity options – targeting solutions for Financial, Cloud, Energy, & Healthcare
  • Interconnected multi-facility data center platform – access to over 50 data centers in the US and Europe for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity solutions
  • Colocation services – including data back-up, storage, security, monitoring, and smart hands
  • Comprehensive fire protection system

  • Cooling towers use evaporative condensing chillers and highly efficient oil-free centrifugal compressors
  • CRAH units with energy efficient fans

  • Comprehensive fire protection system.
  • 184MW (92MW @ 2N) with wholly-owned substation
  • Low electrical costs

  • 24/7/365 physical security guard presence
  • Perimeter security fence, biometric hand scanners, X-ray for all incoming packages
  • Card reader access standard on all customer suites, cages and cabinets

  • Regional Water Stress: While the Chicago area currently faces low water stress, this is projected to increase dramatically in the next decade.
Water Risk and Use Now 2030 Projection 2040 Projection
Regional Water Stress Low Extremely High Extremely High
CyrusOne Water Use WUE: 2.10 L/kWh

This facility is a legacy site that doesn’t use CyrusOne’s Zero Water Consumption Cooling so it consumes water like most data centers, but we are examining opportunities for reducing water use at this facility.

(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 1.8% 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).

  • Other Efficiency Measures: Aurora I has a reflective roof to minimize heat gain from sunlight. It also utilizes efficient Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) in CRAH units, pumps, air handlers, and Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) units.  These VFDs allow the fans and pumps to blow at the minimum speed needed (as opposed to traditional on-or-off units).  The ERVs use exhausted outgoing cool air to pre-chill the incoming warm air, saving energy.