Digital Realty – 350 E. Cermak

350 E. Cermak
Chicago, IL
60616 USA


Located in the South Loop of the Chicago Central Business District, 350 E. Cermak is the premier mission critical interconnection, colocation and telecommunications facility in the Midwest. The facility offers direct access to numerous financial exchanges, internet exchanges peering, and connections to 70+ telecommunications carriers.

The industrial-strength infrastructure includes four fiber vaults and 13 electric power feeds, which provide the building with more than 100 megawatts of power. Grid power is supported by more than 50 generators throughout the building, which are fueled by numerous redundant fuel tanks.

Property Details


Building TypeRetrofit
Year Built1912
Year Converted/Renovated1999
Existing Provider Lease?No
Stand Alone or Data Center CampusStand Alone
Number of Floors8
Floor Load250 lbs/SF
Roof CenterMembrane and Reinforced Concrete Decking
Parking Spaces20


Estimated All-In Utility Rate$0.071
Utility Power100
UPS RedundancyN+1 and 2N
UPS Unit CapacityVaries
Target UPS Battery Capacity at Full Load5+ minutes
PDU Redundancy2N
PDU MeteringYes
Generator RedundancyN+1 and 2N
Generator CapacityVaries
Generator Run Time at Full Load24 hours
Backup Fuel ProviderAgreements with multiple suppliers with 4-hour response time, 'never run dry' SLA, and FEMA waiver enabling them to operate within declared disaster areas.
Switchgear is Open or ClosedOpen
Utility Service ProviderComEd
Number of Utility Feeds13
Substation ServiceYes
Mark-Up on Cost of Utility Power?No


Carrier NeutralYes
Meet Me RoomsYes
Provider/Landlord Control Meet Me Rooms?Yes
Number of Carriers70
Carriers Make Way Onto Property Via Diverse Paths?Yes
Multiple Diverse Fiber Entrances?Yes


Average Rack Density5-8 kW/rack
Maximum Rack Density20 kW/rack
Density150 to 200+
Mechanical Systems Concurrently Maintainable?Yes
Design PUE1.6


Water or Air Cooled Mechanical SystemWater Cooled
Aggregate Cooling Capacity20,000+ tons
Configuration of Outdoor Heat Exchange ComponentsN+1, concurrently maintainable
Configuration of Indoor Heat Exchange ComponentsN+1, concurrently maintainable
Configuration of Medium Between Indoor and Outdoor ComponentsN+1, concurrently maintainable
Multiple, Diverse Chilled Water Loops?Yes
Redundancy of Air Handling System - Data CenterN+15%, concurrently maintainable
Redundancy of Air Handling System - Battery / UPSN+1, concurrently maintainable


Remote Hands Available through Landlord?Yes
Managed Services Available through Landlord?No
Cloud Services Available through Landlord?Yes

Fire Protection

Method of Fire Detection in Data Center AreaHigh sensitivity detectors (ionization and photoelectric combination) under floor and under ceiling.
Method of Fire Suppression in Data Center AreaDry Pipe, Pre-action
Method of Fire Detection in Support/Common AreaTraditional Smoke Detection
Method of Fire Suppression in Support/Common AreaWet Pipe


Certifications Required for Landlord or TenantsSOC 2 + PCI-DSS
Access GatesYes
Authentication Methods - Data CenterBiometric and Photo Badge Access
Authentication Methods - FacilityAccess Reader, Biometric
Facility PerimeterSecure building perimeter
On-Site SecurityYes


Seismic ZoneZone 0
Hurricane RiskNo
Flood ZoneZone X (unshaded), outside 500 year flood plain
Proximity to Coastline3 miles
Proximity to Water Tower4 miles
Proximity to River1 miles
Proximity to Distribution/Storage of Propane5 miles
Proximity to Hazardous Materials Sites3 miles
Within a High Crime AreaNo
Within close proximity to a Police StationYes
Within close proximity to a Fire StationYes
Within close proximity to a HospitalYes
Within close proximity to a VolcanoNo
Proximity to Fault Line179 miles
Proximity to Chemical Plant19 miles
Proximity to Research Lab26 miles
Proximity to Military Base17 miles
Proximity to Nuclear Plant60 miles
Proximity to Munitions Plant185 miles
Proximity to Rail0.1 miles
Closest Highway Intersection1 miles
Miles To Nearest Airport9 miles
Nearest AirportMidway International Airport