Datacenters in Chicago Metro


Colocation for SMBs

Colocation Features

24x7 Access

Keycard access controlled security and surveillance systems

Two Datacenters

Choose from the two geographically dispersed datacenters

Critical Power

Backup power for uninterruptible service in the event of a power outage with dual redundant power feeds

Redundant Backbone

Dual 10Gbps feeds spanning across 50+ mile range over Chicago metro

Remote Hands

Remote operational support of colocated equipment is available

Two Chicago Datacenters

DLS operates two Internet data centers located in the Chicago Metro area. Our network operations team ensures high availability of DLS services and infrastructure in order to meet and exceed the standards set forth in our service level agreements. Our datacenter services provide organizations with the advantages of redundant power and climate control systems, eliminating single points of failure, disruptions and bottlenecks.

Cloud-based Virtual Networks vs. Colocation

Datacenter co-location and cloud computing are essentially two sides of the same coin. Both are meant to help companies control IT infrastructure costs and improve efficiency.

Cloud-based Virtual Private Servers (VPS) and networks are designed to deliver computer infrastructure as a service, through the shared use of hardware resources for a computing cluster. In a typical cloud, operating costs are spread across multiple users, requiring each user to pay only for the portion of overall cluster resources they actually consume.

Cloud systems almost always rely on the public Internet to deliver encrypted data and applications. This provides an extremely convenient solution, but also exposes users to the typical security risks that are commonly associated with the public Internet. To combat this, many co-location providers offer private interconnects and specialized network systems to transmit data to corporate WAN and LAN systems, providing an added layer of security.

Datacenter Colocation
Colocation and Network Connections

Access to Multiple Carriers

Access to multiple Internet or telecom carriers is one of the advantages that DLS co-location offers to it users, since Telcos take every opportunity to bill clients for connecting to their premises because it’s how they make money. Switching carriers or adding redundant carrier connections can be accomplished quickly via a cross-connect within the same facility.

Co-location’s cost savings comes from sharing computing facilities. This service model enables organizations to lease physical space, power, network infrastructure and Internet access in a third-party data center while exercising control over their equipment and data, savings are realized through the organization’s access to data center resources at a fraction of the cost of building and owning their own facility.

The lesser known value of co-location is comprised of the service levels, expertise and management functionality that it offers that individual businesses are unable to easily reproduce. Moreover, the cost savings in human capital may offer a ROI that actually exceeds the cost of the co-location service itself.

Colocation Pricing

Custom Quotes and options are available. Please, contact our sales department for details. 

DLS co-location customers must agree to and abide by the terms of our acceptable usage policy.

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