Chicago Data Center Market Opportunity Report Compares 29 Colocation and Wholesale Operators

Market Opportunity Research Report Analyzes 51 Digital Readiness Metrics Among the Local, National, and Global Data Center Providers of 57 Data Center Facilities in the Chicago Metropolitan Area

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The data center industry is growing rapidly and changing fast. And the Chicago metropolitan area is no exception. Considered by many industry experts to be among the healthiest and largest data center markets in the United States, most operators of colocation and wholesale data centers in the Chicago metropolitan area are in a great position to help businesses grow and capitalize on emerging markets trends. But some data center providers in and around Chicago are much better equipped than their competition to attract and retain these new clients. The “Chicago Data Center Market Opportunity Report” compares 29 colocation and wholesale data center providers for how effective each is at competing in the modern buyer’s journey that’s dominated by digital transformation. 

The 145-page report analyzes the entities operating 57 data center facilities in Chicago as well as Arlington Heights, Aurora, Elk Grove Village, Franklin Park, Itasca, Lisle, Lombard, Northbrook, Oak Brook, Rosemont, West Chicago, Westmont, and Wood Dale, Illinois. The research report focuses on 51 metrics with regard to how each company compares when looking at differentiation in the modern buyer’s journey, thought leadership strategy, website authority, competitive positioning, company social media presence, lead generation, paid search acceleration, as well as full-funnel revenue growth and digital infrastructure.

“Chicago has become a really popular region for building and operating data centers. Besides being the third most populated metro area in the United States, data center providers and hyperscale cloud providers like how Chicago has a lower than average risk of natural disasters, lower utility power costs, and a cooler climate that saves on air conditioning costs. Chicago also has world-class telecommunications infrastructure. While almost half of the facilities looked at for this report are in Chicago (47%), with the exception of a high concentration of data centers in Elk Grove Village most facilities are pretty spread out throughout the Chicago metropolitan area,“ explained Joshua Feinberg, President of the Data Center Sales & Marketing Institute. 

“Among the 29 providers that own or operate these data center facilities, there’s a mix of local, and national companies, and even some publicly-traded data center real estate investment trusts (REITs). And while most of these companies are profiting from and preach the value of digital transformation, many executives at these companies have severely underinvested in their own digital transformation -- overlooking its far-reaching impact on demand generation, desired customer experience, differentiation, competitive positioning, and ability to stave off market disruption. In the Chicago Data Center Market Opportunity Report,’ we analyzed which colocation and wholesale data centers in the Chicago metropolitan area are the most digitally-savvy and best positioned to win more business from companies across a variety of industries.”

Interested executives, as well as sales and marketing professionals, within the data center, mission critical, and cloud services industries can download a free excerpt from the “Chicago Data Center Market Opportunity Report.

The colocation and wholesale data center operators analyzed in this report include:

  • 1547 Realty (fifteenfortyseven Critical Systems Realty) (Chicago, Illinois)
  • 360 Technology Center Solutions (Lombard, Illinois)
  • 365 Data Centers (Chicago, Illinois)
  • AT&T (Lisle and Oak Brook, Illinois)
  • Atlantic Metro (Chicago, Illinois)
  • AXON Datacenters (Rosemont, Illinois)
  • ByteGrid (Aurora, Illinois)
  • Cogent Communications (Chicago, Illinois)
  • ColoCrossing (Elk Grove Village, Illinois)
  • CoreSite Realty Corporation (Chicago, Illinois)
  • CyrusOne (Aurora and Lombard, Illinois)
  • Cyxtera Technologies (formerly CenturyLink) (Chicago and Elk Grove Village, Illinois)
  • Digital Realty (Chicago, Elk Grove Village, and Franklin Park, Illinois)
  • EdgeConneX (Elk Grove Village, Illinois)
  • Equinix (Chicago, Elk Grove Village, and Westmont, Illinois)
  • GigeNET (Arlington Heights, Illinois)
  • INAP (formerly SingleHop) (Chicago, Elk Grove Village, and Franklin Park, Illinois)
  • Netrality (Chicago, Illinois)
  • New Continuum (West Chicago, Illinois)
  • QTS Data Centers (Chicago, Illinois)
  • QuadraNet (Chicago, Illinois)
  • RagingWire (Itasca, Illinois)
  • ServerFarm (Chicago and Oak Brook, Illinois)
  • Steadfast Networks (Chicago, Illinois)
  • Stream Data Centers (Elk Grove Village, Illinois)
  • Sungard Availability Services (Northbrook and Wood Dale, Illinois)
  • T5 Data Centers (Elk Grove Village, Illinois)
  • TierPoint (Chicago and Franklin Park, Illinois)
  • Zayo Group (zColo) (Chicago and Oak Brook, Illinois)

About the Data Center Sales & Marketing Institute: The Data Center Sales & Marketing Institute is a boutique business advisory, consulting, and training firm dedicated to the advancement of sales and marketing within the colocation and wholesale data center, mission-critical, and cloud services industries. The Data Center Sales & Marketing Institute publishes Data Center Market Opportunity Research Reports, offers Data Center Business Advisory Services and Consulting Services, and leads Data Center Sales & Marketing Training Workshops for CEOs, presidents, founders, sales directors, channel directors, business development directors, marketing directors, and product directors. With clients all over the World, the Data Center Sales & Marketing Institute, a division of SP Home Run Inc., identifies revenue growth opportunities that companies are currently missing.

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