Steadfast operates out of its own state-of-the-art data centers located in downtown Chicago, Illinois (350 E Cermak Rd. Suite 240 and 725 S Wells St. 8th Floor) and in Edison, New Jersey. The data centers offer complete redundancy in power, HVAC, network connectivity, and security. The data center facilities sit atop multiple power grids, with full UPS battery backup power and a diesel generators onsite. Our network is supplied by several separate networks including Level3, TeliaSonera, Tata, and Cogent.
Our data center facilities have been built to meet the high demands and reliability of telecommunications providers and Fortune 500 companies. They all maintain N+1 mechanical redundancy and 2N network redundancy, at minimum. The fiber provided to the data centers is also provided over redundant paths, with diverse entry points and building riser. We also assure carrier neutrality at all of our facilities and can provide access to dozens of third party backbone providers from each of our buildings via cross connects.
We are always happy to give tours of all of our facilities. Simply contact us to schedule a tour. Learn more about our data centers below.
350 E Cermak is our original data center facility; multiple phases were completed in 2001, 2005, 2009, and 2011. It is the largest data center in the world (1.1 million sq. ft.) and the primary carrier hotel in Chicago with direct access, through Equinix and the building meet-me-room (MMR), to hundreds of networks, including: Verizon, Zayo, CenturyLink, XO Communication, Sprint, AT&T, and Cogent. Ideal for those in need of diverse connectivity or for trading/financial purposes due to the proximity to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), in addition to many other financial networks and exchanges.
Completed in 2010. It offers direct connectivity (over 400 Gbit/sec of redundant capacity) to 350 E Cermak Rd, along with a building MMR consisting of Zayo, Cogent, Sidera, Verizon, CenturyLink, and others. As a whole, the facility offers strong connectivity options in a downtown location for those needing a lower price point than is possible out of 350 E Cermak Rd.
Our brand new, state-of-art data center in Edison, New Jersey provides strong infrastructure, connectivity, and power while maintaining proximity to New York City. The Edison site is the largest commercially available modular data center, allowing for easy expansion.