Chicago Data Center Now Open!

Filed in by Angela Bartels | March 31, 2010 10:41 am

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Since the launch of our cloud computing[1] platform, we’ve been committed to providing customers a hosting solution that is scalable, fast, and available on-demand. We first offered cloud services from  our San Antonio datacenter 5 years ago and quickly expanded to our Dallas datacenter. With our tremendous growth, we’ve now  expanded into new territory—outside of Texas! The Rackspace Cloud is now offering Cloud Servers[2] in our new, state-of-the-art Chicago datacenter. This gives our customers greater geographic diversity when building out their cloud hosting infrastructure.

Our Chicago facility, ORD1, boasts 34,000 square feet and is home to both dedicated and cloud servers. Security, as with all our facilities, is rigorous—on-site 24/7 staff, alarm system, card key access, CCTV archived video and host of other state-of-the-art security measures. With fully redundant power supplies, multiple backup generators, hosts of Tier 1 Internet providers, and laser-based early smoke detection, ORD1 has been fitted out to maximize safety and contingency planning.  Customers retain administrative control of their servers while Rackspace manages the dedicated networking hardware.

We’re excited to offer Cloud Servers in this new, best-in-class facility. And because we’re poised for continued growth, we’re also hiring! From  Datacenter Infrastructure Techs to a Network Engineers, we’re looking to attract the best talent in the industry.  Come learn why Rackspace has made the Fortune 100 list of Best Companies To Work For.

Job listings can be found at the link below. Click on the Elk Grove, IL location.

http://www.rackertalent.com/careers/[3]

Endnotes:
  1. cloud computing: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/what_is_cloud_computing/
  2. Cloud Servers: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/cloud_hosting_products/servers/
  3. http://www.rackertalent.com/careers/: http://www.rackertalent.com/careers/

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