SAS 70 Compliant Tier III Data Center

State-of-the-Art Security

To protect mission-critical operations, DTS facilities maintain a tight and multilayered security system. Video surveillance and electronic motion sensors provide continuous interior and exterior observation and 30-day retained storage for all facilities. Building entry points are outfitted with sophisticated security sensors, vandal-resistant, bulletproof glass, full biometric hand scanning and mantraps. In addition to the physical security features, DTS hosting facilities are monitored 24/7/365, with all detected issues proactively tracked and acted upon for immediate resolution.

DTS Chicago Facility Specifications

  • 86,000-sq.-ft. (67,000-sq.-ft. usable) raw, caged, micro-suite and individual cabinet space
  • 34-ft. slab-to-ceiling height
  • 17-ft. mezzanine-to-ceiling height
  • 12-in.-thick, steel-reinforced, high-pressure concrete walls
  • Zero slab-on-grade or pressurized raised floor options
  • Building standards meet NEBS Level 3 compliance
  • Fully complies with Tier III design specification standards as outlined by the Uptime Institute
  • Secure exterior faux spandrel window system
  • Hot aisle containment: dedicated rows for high-density installations requiring increased power
  • Roof with a fully adhered single-ply 60mil EPDM rubber membrane system with isocyanurate insulation
  • Zone 1 earthquake-rated reinforced structure

Building Access and Security

  • 24/7 onsite security and NOC staff
  • Single Point of Contact (SPOC) process
  • Alarm system including an extensive digital recording network of high-resolution cameras monitoring all entry points and colocation areas with at least 90 days of recorded playback
  • Multifactor challenge authentication policy (mantrap, proximity card, biometrics & memorized data points) to gain access to data center areas
  • Private parking area
  • Secure loading dock
  • Secure swipe card access
  • Steel cages with mag locks

Electrical Power Infrastructure

  • Power room is a fully demised Electrical Distribution Matrix with dual independent ComEd Onsite “A,” Onsite “B” source support and Onsite diesel fuel-based generation
  • Diverse power rack PDU distribution in 120/208, NEMA or IEC receptacles

Electrical Power Generators

  • Eleven 1.25 MW and three 2.25 MW Caterpillar and Cummins generators
  • 48-hour onsite fuel capacity per generator
  • Multiple refueling contracts

Facility HVAC

  • High-density redundant cooling systems
  • N+1 designed climate control
  • Over 1,000 cfm for each supply and return
  • Multiple thermal layers and real-time electronic adjustment of cooling needs for each individual cage or cabinet space
  • Multiple Liebert CRAC units provide cooling for electrical rooms and private micro-suite data centers

Fire Suppression

  • Pre-action system with VESDA four-stage detection
  • Two-stage dry pipe suppression system


  • Multiple carrier options available (AT&T, Cogent, Comcast, Level 3, Lightower, Verizon, Windstream, XO and more)
  • Highly available dedicated fiber to 350 Cermak (premier Carrier Hub of Chicago) to pick up any carrier of choice
  • Multiple fiber routes