Chicago – Lombard Data Center

Lombard, IL

Illinois Colocation Center Hosts CyrusOne National IX Platform

The CyrusOne Lombard/Chicago data center resides 20 miles west of the heart of downtown Chicago and close to O’Hare International Airport.

Built to top-tier standards, this facility boasts two diverse and redundant utility power feeds, and an N+1 configuration on generator power. The facility offers biometric and key card security for some of the most demanding security and regulatory needs.

A high-speed, high capacity network connection is available directly to downtown Chicago’s telecommunications hub, providing a strong network offering to accommodate customers with specific latency and/or replication needs.

1850 Springer Drive
Lombard, IL 60148

Chicago – Lombard – Highlights

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

  • 60,000 sq. ft. data center / 14,000 sq. ft. raised floor white space
  • Expansion space available for custom data halls or office space
  • SSAE 16 (SOC I type II), PCI DSS (sec 9 & 12), HIPAA, ISO 27001, FISMA
  • High Performance Computing (HPC) capable, supports 150 wpsf
  • Carrier-neutral, as well as dark-fiber connectivity option
  • Separate cable tray for fiber and copper
  • 24×7 staffed NOCC and remote hands support

• 24 and 36-inch raised floor design
• N+1 cooling configuration
• Glycol cooling loop
• Utilizes CRAC unit with 420 ton cooling capacity.

• Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus (VESDA) system; sampling air in parts per million coupled with a zonal dual action interlocking dry-pipe system.

• Multiple levels of redundancy available within same footprint (e.g. N, N+1)
• 9 MW of critical capacity
• Both a 1.5MW and a 2MW transformer
• 150kVA PDUs with single feed
• Scalable 2.4 MW Cummins dedicated generators
• 8,000 gallon site capacity.

• Biometric security scans
• Video surveillance and recording of the exterior and interior of facility
• Biometric and key card (color coded) security for rigid access control
• Cabinet and cage security options include individual locks and biometric scanners.

• 20 minute drive to Chicago O’Hare Airport
• 10 National Chain Hotels within one mile
• 20 miles west of the heart of downtown Chicago.


  • 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 CRAC units to achieve high efficiency air-cooled chilling.  An average US data center of the same size typically consumes over half a 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 1.8% 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).

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 – at no additional cost.

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