CyrusOne expands Chicago presence with construction of second Aurora data center
CyrusOne announced it has broken ground on its newest addition to the Chicago market-a 425,000 square foot data center on the company's Aurora, Illinois campus. Construction is commencing on part of the land acquired in March 2016 as part of the sale-leaseback transaction with CME Group. The newest data center will provide CyrusOne customers involved in the global financial markets with additional space and connectivity, as well as proximity to the CME Globex platform and it offers a unique ecosystem to energy, enterprise, fintech, and cloud customers, the company said. Located in suburban Chicago, the new data center will have high-speed, high-capacity network connectivity directly to downtown Chicago's telecommunications hub, with a strong network offering to accommodate customers with specific latency and/or replication needs. As part of CyrusOne's National IX platform, the Aurora data center will supply interconnection to other CyrusOne data centers.