If facilities are a reflection of the companies they house, then Hostway's new data center mirrors a reliable, growing company with state-of-the-art equipment. This new space will allow Hostway to offer colocation in Chicago for the first time and to expand its world-class hosting services.

Located at 100 North Riverside Plaza, in Boeing International's modern skyscraper, the facility is in the heart of downtown Chicago. With 36 stories and almost 1 million square feet of office space, the building is home to Boeing International's world headquarters. The data center will occupy a space originally built out for $200 million. Hostway is investing an additional $10 million to ensure the data center meets the leading industry standards for security, network availability, fire suppression and power capacity.

Hostway's New State-of-the-Art Data Center

Boeing Building — Chicago, IL

“[The new data center] ...will enable Hostway to continue to provide a fast, reliable and secure hosting environment for our customers.”


  • Seven dedicated electrical feeds
  • Powered by five different substations
  • Connected to multiple transfer switches
  • 1,500 kVA of uninterruptible power supply


  • 24x7 live closed circuit TV monitoring
  • Biometric access control
  • Redundant power supplies
  • Multiple HVAC systems
  • Disaster recovery and geographic load balancing


  • Capacity for 17,000 servers
  • 31,000 square feet of server space
  • Adds 50,000 square feet to total footprint
  • Brings global footprint to 250,191 square feet
  • Provides colocation services in Chicago


  • Level 3, Telia and MCI connectivity
  • Accommodates custom build-outs
  • 1,000 tons of available cooling
  • $10 million in upgrades
  • Formerly site of Ameritech's mission-critical facility

Hostway's Tier 3+ data centers in key locations across the globe are all built out with N+1 redundancy. The new data center is Hostway's 11th, and one of the largest commercially operating data centers in downtown Chicago.

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