Elk Grove Village, Illinois Data Center

Deft Chicago | 2200 Busse Road
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 USA

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Technical Specifications

  • Minimum N+1 redundancy
  • 4 diverse, 34.5 kV power feeds
  • 33 1,300 kW rotary UPS systems
  • 33 2,250 kW diesel-powered generators
  • 200,000 gallon fuel reserve
  • 36.4 MW critical load
  • Solid-state static transfer switches (STSs)
  • Branch Circuit Monitoring System (BCMS)
  • High power density safely accommodates more gear in less space
  • N+2 redundancy
  • 300+ 40-ton Computer Room Air Handler (CRAH) units
  • 1,000,000 gallon chilled water reserve
  • Evaporative chilled water plants
  • IPv6- and MPLS-enabled 100-GbE private global IP network
  • Low-latency peering with top traffic destinations
  • Three diverse fiber paths to 350 E. Cermak facility in Chicago
  • Diverse transit if 350 E. Cermak goes down
  • Dark fiber available
  • 24/7 security staff
  • Visitor screening
  • CCTV video surveillance 24/7
  • Videos kept for 90 days, images kept indefinitely
  • Dual-factor authentication via biometric and proximity scanners
  • Secure shipping and receiving areas
  • Equipment screening
  • Mantrap
  • Smoke detectors under raised floor, on ceiling
  • Laser-based Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus (VESDA) system
  • Pre-action zoned dry-pipe system


2200 Busse Road
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 USA

  • 8 miles (13 km) from O’Hare Airport
  • 27 miles (43 km) from Midway Airport
  • 500+ parking spaces on site
  • 485,000 ft2
  • 275,000 ft2 raised floor
  • 42-inch raised floor
  • 450 pounds per ft2
  • Exceeds Tier III standards as defined by the Uptime Institute


  • Deft Network Operations Center (NOC) staff on site 24/7
  • Deft Remote Hands Service on site 24/7
  • Redundant NOCs are the first responders to trouble tickets
  • SOC 2 audit
  • GDPR
  • 100% uptime SLAs on power and IP service
  • Competitive SLAs on cooling and humidification
  • All sizes of hard drives, RAM, copper/fiber cables, optics, PDUs, power cables, switches, servers, accessories available 24/7
  • Wi-Fi available throughout the facility
  • Crash carts and workspaces inside computer rooms
  • Readily available power tools, ladders, blanking panels, cage screws, nuts
  • Office space and private storage lockers available
  • Secure, climate-controlled loading docks available 24/7


Fiber and Cloud Connectivity

Deft’s flagship data center in Elk Grove Village, IL (DRT-CH1) is carrier neutral.

From DRT-CH1, our global, IPv6 network traverses multiple, disparate fiber paths to ensure always-on network connectivity. Four of these paths terminate at 350 E. Cermak, where we interconnect with and peer with dozens of other fiber and cloud providers. Another path bypasses 350 E. Cermak altogether, providing our customer an alternate path to other fiber and cloud providers as well as the Internet.

Our network engineering team works with each of our customers to architect the proper Managed Network Services for your business whether it is Metro Ethernet, MPLS VPN Transport, Local Access Circuits, Alien Wavelength, Lit Wavelengths, Protected Wavelenghts or a Manage DWDM solution.

All Deft Managed Network Service customers enjoy 100% SLAs for availability and other guarantees against packet loss, latency, and jitter. The Deft network is also supported 24x7x365 by our own local network engineering and operations staff.

Select Carrier/Fiber Providers Dark Fiber/Lit FIber/Both
AT&T Lit Fiber
CenturyLink (Level3, TW) Both
Cogent Lit Fiber
Comcast Business Lit Fiber
Crown Castle (Lightower, Sidera, Sunesys) Both
GTT (Hibernia) Lit Fiber
Sprint Lit Fiber
Verizon (VZ Business, XO Communications) Lit Fiber
Windstream Lit Fiber
Zayo (AboveNet) Both
Select Cloud/Internet Exchanges Deft Connectivity
Direct Connection to 350 E. Cermak Carriers / Fiber Providers / etc. Yes
Amazon Web Services (AWS) / Direct Connect Yes
Google Cloud / Dedicated Interconnect Yes
IBM Cloud Yes
Microsoft Azure / Express Route Yes
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2200 Busse Rd.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
+1 (312) 829-1111