SAS 70 Compliant Tier III+ Data Center

Chicago Records Management houses its eBackup and eRecords environments in a premier SAS 70 Compliant Tier III+ Data Center located in the Chicagoland suburbs.

CRM choose this facility because it is equipped with state-of-the-art cooling, infrastructure redundancy, and security.

Facility Specifications

  • 86,000 sq. ft.
  • 34′ slab to ceiling height
  • 17′ mezzanine to ceiling height
  • 12 inch thick steel reinforced high pressure concrete walls
  • Building standards meet NEBS Level 3 compliance for core and shell with additional bullet resistant architectural openings and single entry metal detection and volumetric ultrasound access control ensuring a weapon free environment
  • Fully complies with Tier 3+ design specification standards as outlined by The Uptime Institute
  • Secure exterior faux spandrel window system
  • Structural load of 500 lbs per SF; 125 lbs per SF on Mezzanine
  • Zero slab-on-grade penetration above and below
  • Roof is a fully adhered single ply 60mil EPDM rubber membrane system with isocyanurate insulation
  • Below grade pump evacuation enclosed containment for all water run-off

Building Access & Security

  • 24×7 On-site Armed Security Staff
  • Alarm system with cameras on all perimeter points of the building; video and camera surveillance within data center
  • (2) CircleLock 200 Man traps and biometric security access, one into the facility, and a second which allows access to Data Center.
  • Private Parking Area, Secure Loading Dock
  • Freight Elevator, Scissor Lift

To schedule a tour of our Data Center, or for additional information, please contact us.

Power Infrastructure

  • Three 1.25 and Three 2.25 MW Caterpillar and Cummins generators
  • 48 hours on-site fuel capacity per generator
  • Power room is a fully demised Electrical Distribution
  • Matrix with diverse dual independent ComEd On-Site “A”, On-Site “B” power grid source support, and On-Site Diesel Fuel based Generation
  • Planned delivery of up to 200 watts/ft2 on Mezzanine Level; Main Floor designed for high density deployments of up to 18Kw per cabinet and ~ 250 watts/ft2 12.5MW capacity
  • Power infrastructure is redundant (n+1) on all system levels
  • Power backup systems include redundant APC Power Distribution Units (A+B), MGE UPS


  • Carrier Neutral
  • AT&T, MCI, AboveNet, XO, and SBC fiber is on premises; AboveNet, XO and AT&T currently on-net.
  • Dually diverse private ring to 350 Cermak (premier Carrier Hub of Chicago) via Abovenet for access to your carrier of choice.
  • Private point-to-point fiber connection between CRM’s Primary and Secondary data locations.

Facility HVAC

  • Over (20) 135 ton custom Trane Roof top Units
  • Over 1000cfm for each supply and return
  • Facility creates and monitors multiple thermal layers and electronically adjusts, in real-time, the cooling needs of each individual cage or cabinet space.
  • Three (3) 20 ton Liebert systems cooling for Power/Electrical room
  • Sophisticated heat removal systems allow for up to 18kW of power consumption per cabinet

Fire Suppression

  • Novec 1230 suppression system
  • Pre-action back-up system with VESDA four stage detection