T5 Announces Final Phase of its T5@Chicago II
Data Center

T5@Chicago Offers the Only Available 20MW Turnkey Data Hall in Chicago Market

Atlanta, GA, November 8, 2022 – T5 Data Centers (T5), the telecommunications industry’s only full lifecycle data center partner, announces the final 20 MW of available capacity at its Illinois location in Elk Grove Village Technology Park, T5@Chicago II. T5 is the only provider with 20 MW of available capacity that can support customer demand within 12 months as a turnkey offering in the highly constrained Chicago market.

Now entering the second phase of development at its 30 MW  carrier-neutral data center in Elk Grove Village, the company is building on the momentum of leasing the first phase to Fortune 100 companies. 

“T5 continues to build on its reputation of serving the world’s leading companies.  Our customers could have chosen any data center in the increasingly competitive Chicago data center market, and we believe the fact they chose to go with us is a reflection of the industry-leading facilities, operational excellence and in-house construction services available at T5@Chicago,” said Craig McKesson, Chief Customer and Marketing Officer at T5.

With 24/7 on-site security and an industry leading facility management and operations team, T5@Chicago was designed to provide continuous uptime and incorporates multiple defense-in-depth security measures, including advanced biometric access control and physical and digital security barriers and protocols. Customer-owned security system overlays are also available to ensure T5’s customer deployments are safe and secure.

“Tenants can rest assured their vital digital assets are well protected and stay Forever On,” added David Horowitz, T5’s Executive Vice President of Sales.

T5@Chicago is located just eight miles from O’Hare Airport and 20 miles from downtown Chicago in the Elk Grove Technology Park and “is uniquely positioned to allow tenants to realize significant cost savings in conjunction with Illinois’ data center tax incentives,” Horowitz said, “including sales and use-tax exemptions on qualified personal property such as IT equipment and infrastructure. Our customers also benefit from real estate tax exemptions specific to the property.”  According to Horowitz, “Our latest T5 site has all the characteristics that qualify it as being the best comprehensive data center site in the Midwest that can accommodate speed to market demand signals.”

Major specifications of T5@Chicago II are:

  • More than 140,000 sq. feet of customizable data hall space
  • 33-foot ceiling clearance
  • Secure, private data halls configured to tenant needs
  • Customizable turnkey delivery of data center space
  • Sustainable electrical and mechanical design
  • Real-time Carbon tracking and reporting

The facility also supports a full range of technology certifications required by companies in regulated industries, including ISO/IEC 27001, SOC 1/Type 1, SOC 2/Type 2, PCI-DSS, HIPAA/HITECH, FISMA, and NIST.

Located in the center of a national fiber-optic system, Elk Grove Technology Park caters to technology-driven tenants with unique tax exemptions following the state’s recent passing of a $45 billion capital bill that benefits data center construction projects.

About T5 Data Centers

T5 Data Centers (T5) is a leading data center owner and operator, committed to delivering scalable mission-critical facilities, facility management and construction services that provide a “Forever On” environment. T5 Data Centers provides life-cycle data center services and purpose-built data center facilities to organizations across North America and Europe featuring robust design, redundant and reliable power and telecommunications, and a 24-hour staff to support mission-critical computing applications. Visit or call (888) 239-7133 to learn more.

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