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Rackspace Technology Data Centers: Chicago (ORD1)

Enterprise-grade infrastructure, managed by data center specialists

At 96,000+ square feet, ORD1 is one of our largest data centers. It’s located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, just outside the city of Chicago. Fourteen carriers provide fiber-based connectivity to the site, to provide the utmost in provider redundancy. The facility is staffed 24x7x365 by our engineers, who work around the clock to manage and maintain your infrastructure. Physical protection measures include biometric scanners, video surveillance, alarm systems, key card access and laser-based smoke detection.

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Data center statistics and specifics

  • Raised Flooring: 70,843 sq ft
  • 56 MW Total Utility Power
  • Manned 24x7x365
  • Biometric Scanners
  • Video Surveillance
  • Alarm System
  • Key Card Access Required
  • Laser Based Smoke Detection
data center facility and security

  • Colocation
  • Network Security
  • Dedicated Servers
  • RackConnect® Global
  • Private Cloud
  • Public Cloud
  • Managed Storage & Backup
data center products and services

  • 10.2 MW UPS Power Capacity
  • N+2 Redundancy
  • Diesel-Powered Generators w/ 2,250 KW Capacity each
  • 50,000 Gallon Fuel Tanks
  • Over 18,400 Tons of Cooling Capacity, N+2 Redundancy
  • Double Interlocked Dry Pipe Pre-Action Sprinkler System
data center power and cooling

  • Multiple Tier-1 Service Providers
  • 10-Gigabit Ethernet Per Carrier
  • Redundant Cisco 3-Tier LAN Architecture
  • 14 Carriers Providing Fiber Based Connectivity to Site
  • Redundant Cisco & ARISTA Routers
  • BGP Multipath Route Optimization
  • Cisco Switches for Aggregation, Distribution & Access Layer
data center connectivity and infrastructure

  • Customers Retain Admin Control of Leased Servers
  • Rackspace Retains Control of Networking Hardware
  • Console Access Provided via SSH over VPN
  • Centralized Facility Monitoring & Management System
data center accessibility and monitoring

Rackspace adheres to a broad range of information and security certifications & standards including:

  • SSAE18 SOC1, SOC2, SOC3
  • PCI DSS
  • ISO27001
  • ISO14001
  • ISO9001
data center standards and compliance
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"Our world-class, interconnected data centers are strategically located in the world’s most influential technical and financial markets to provide you with global reach, scale, and organizational agility wherever you are and whenever you need it."
Jim Hawkins, SVP, Global DC Operations & Engineering, Rackspace Technology, Rackspace Technology
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Our Industry-Leading Guarantees

Customers in over 120 countries, including over half of the FORTUNE® 100, rely on our 100% Network Uptime Guarantee and infrastructure guarantees.

Network Guarantee

We guarantee that our data center will be available 100% of the time in a given month, excluding scheduled or emergency maintenance. Otherwise, we apply a 5% credit of your monthly fee for each 30 minutes of network downtime, up to 100% of your monthly fee for the affected server.

Infrastructure Guarantee

We guarantee that data center HVAC and power will be functioning 100% of the time, excluding scheduled or emergency maintenance. Otherwise, we apply a 5% credit of your monthly fee for each 30 minutes of data center infrastructure downtime, up to 100% of your monthly fee for the affected server.

Hardware Replacement Guarantee

We guarantee that replacement or repair of Rackspace Technology-provided hardware or components will begin within one hour of problem identification. Otherwise, we apply a 5% credit of your monthly fee for each 30 minutes of downtime, up to 100% of your monthly fee for the affected hardware.

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