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Explore QTS Chicago


Heart of the Midwest
2800 S. Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60608

Building Specifications

  • 317,000 sq. ft. facility
  • 30 acres with room to duplicate existing footprints
  • Day one 48,000 sq. ft. data center footprint
  • 48" raised floor


  • 30 acres
  • 317,000 gross square feet
  • 134,000 sq. ft. of raised floor capacity


  • Security fence surrounds perimeter of property
  • Single Point of entrance
  • Data center floor and secured areas require card key
  • 2-factor biometric authentication (finger print and iris scan)
  • Security guards on-site 24x7x365
  • Active patrol both inside and outside facility
  • Closed circuit video cameras cover the interior and exterior of the building


  • 24 MW of gross power capacity
  • Power to the facility is provided by dual utility from the Quarry substation and an emergency utility line comes from Crawford; all three lines are 8MVA
  • All power cabling below floors is installed in either conduit or sealtight flexible conduit with approved connectors to all equipment
  • Complete flexibility in design with the 2 MW block solution
  • 3 distinct UPS rooms


  • QTS is the only large, wholesale and colocation data center in the Chicago market using Kyoto cooling
  • Highly efficient utilizing cool outside air without outside contaminants
  • Real-time economization, less engineering planning, intake planning
  • Kyoto solution cools up to 40 kva - depends on power distribution design - containment
  • Gives absolute data center design flexibility with no placement obstacle, no CRAH's on the floor
  • Automatically accommodates load variations 0 - 4 MW in 30 minutes