Behind the walls of several inconspicuous building just blocks from the heart of downtown Chicago is the #Steadfast Data Center - the world's largest.
It's home to server infrastructure trusted by leading networking companies such as Verizon, CenturyLink, and Sprint as well as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Intercontinental Exchange thanks to it's close proximity the Chicago financial district and fintech corporations.
It also happens to be home to a number of #515Hosting & Web Design customer websites.
Built originally the headquarters for RR Donnelley printing presses, the building was converted into over 1.1 million square feet of mission critical data center space with full power, network, HVAC, and security redundancy. Sitting atop several power grids and with UPS battery backups and diesel generators standing by, Steadfast has been built to meet the needs of demanding Fortune 500 companies and telecommunication providers.
With over 95+ enterprise customers, 10+ content providers, 35+ IT providers, 90+ network service providers, and 25+ cloud service providers (including 515Hosting's own partnering #LiquidNet Ltd.), you might be wondering how your website fits in.
Let's peal back the layers.
As a colocation data hotel, the physical buildings (owned by companies such as Digital Realty that lease out the physical structures) are occupied by networking equipment owned by companies such as Colohouse, Level3, Tata, and others who then offer carrier neutral leases to companies needing networking structure to cover their bandwidth and storage needs.
One of these companies is LiquidNet Ltd, which offers worldwide #webhosting services through servers managed by and located in these data centers across the globe. Businesses like 515Hosting & Web Design then partner with companies like LiquidNet Ltd to work with small businesses on a local level, ensuring even the smallest business isn't overlooked by creating a pipeline from local level to enterprise level for support requests.
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