Ascent Secures New Tenant in CH2 Data Center Colocation Suite

Fortune 100 Company Takes Residency and Now Fully Operational

News Release
Chicago, IL - October 22, 2014

Ascent, a leading provider of comprehensive data center solutions, and Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT announced today that a Fortune 100 company is the newest tenant to occupy a multi-tenant wholesale colocation suite in its CH2 data center facility located in Northlake, IL.

CH2 is a 250,000 square foot multi-tenant facility featuring Ascent’s purpose-built Dynamic Data Center SuiteSM model and a shared infrastructure colocation suite. The facility provides tenants with benefits such as low power usage effectiveness (PUE), free cooling for approximately 45 percent of the year, hot aisle containment and an onsite transmission substation offering up to 54 MW of power.

“For this user, we delivered an enterprise-level data center space ready from shell to customized power delivery and cooling in just 10 weeks,” said Phil Horstmann, CEO of Ascent. “Tenants of this new space are able to take advantage of the data center solutions that come with Ascent’s built-to-suit Dynamic Data Center Suite model, with the added flexibility, cost benefits and a rapidly deployable timeframe that a colocation suite provides.”

With the infrastructure already in place to support the new tenant, the remaining capacity in the multi-tenant suite is ready to be quickly deployed to additional companies.