Chicago, Big Servers, and AthenianRazak

In a recent article Chicago:  The City of Big Servers, by Urban Land, the author discusses how Chicago is re-purposing buildings from its industrial past to use as data centers.  This conversion trend and the city’s location have helped Chicago become the fifth-largest data center market in North America.  A main player in this trend is the Lakeside Technology Center at 350 East Cermak, a location often cited as the world’s largest data center. This 1.1 million sq ft multi-tenant data center hub is owned by Digital Realty Trust, who partnered with AthenianRazak to quickly build out five data centers in this historic building in five months. Not only did we help to complete the job on time, we also brought it in 8% under an aggressive budget.