Chicago Colocation & Datacenter Services

Our Chicago Colocation Services are built around you the customer. Tell us what you need and we ensure full satisfaction.

  • Highest ranked Colocation Datacenters.
  • Built with your data Security in mind: HIPAA, PCI, SOC Certified.
  • High Power density.
  • Now Serving Chicago & Most major U.S cities.
What are your Colo Requirements?

Why Colocation?

Your office or your home will not be able to match the level of security, reliability, redundancy, network speed and peering capabilities found in datacenters. Let’s start the process of migrating away from non-compliant closets to enterprise grade top tier world class Datacenters.

Fast & Reliable Network

Speed and reliability with Colocation

Your IT equipment belongs on a reliable, consistent Network built with redundancy. One that promises a 100% uptime and delivers. By moving into a Datacenter, you position your Business to start benefiting from innovative and modern technology. Compute at 10Gbps + instead 100 Mbps or 1 Gbps. Your office network cannot compare.

Edge Computing Capabilities

Compute at the Edge

With Colocation, Businesses have the ability to build the needed infrastructure closer to their end-users. Process data at the periphery of the network, as close to the originating source as possible so that your client-base receive quicker results with little network capacity. With datacenters that are  geographically distributed, you now have a choice.

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Disaster Recovery Solution

Colocation as a Disaster Recovery

An organization without a disaster recovery plan in place can indefinitely impair success and tarnish its own reputation. By collocating, Businesses can launch a replication site away from production. CloudAndMetal has space in Chicago, Washington DC area, Los Angeles, Phoenix and in Europe to make this a possibility. We are happy to even.

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Take Full Control


Nobody understands your environment more than you do. As result, choosing Colocation usually makes sense when dealing with proprietary data with specific and regulatory requirements. By doing so, you take full control of managing, optimizing and maintaining your platform. Since you have full ownership of the hosted equipment, you now operate on:

  • Your equipment, your way
  • Your Apps & Data , your style
  • Your Security & Business Continuity, as needed

Find out if Colocation is the best Solution for your Business and Start Saving today. We are honest in our approach and transparent in our assessment.

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Full Rack Colocation Space

Chicago and Surrounding areas Space is measured per Rack Unit in datacenter facilities. The smallest amount of colocation space available for lease is 1 U, which is equal to approximately 19” wide by 36” deep and 1.75” tall. A full rack colocation is generally 42 U although some datacenters provide 40, 42, 48, 52 U and label it as full rack.

FULL RACK 42 TO 52 U Starting at $800/m

  • Space: 40-52 U Secure lockable Cabinet
  • Power: 20 Amp Power with redundancy
  • Voltage: 110 Volt to 208 Volts with UPS
  • Network: Choose between 1 and 10 Gbps
  • Bandwidth: 10 TB Included Free Monthly
  • Access: 24/7/365 on Site security presence
  • Support: Remote and Smart Hands available
  • Tickets: Dedicated Customer Portal
  • Pricing varies based on location and exact specification selected. For a more customized and accurate price-point, please submit an inquiry and someone will get back to you.

Half Rack Colocation Space

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Chicago and Surrounding areas A half rack colocation is a 21U, 36.75″ Height Rack Space that occupies half of full cabinet. Half rack implies that the cabinet will be shared between your organization and other clients. Some datacenter have lockable half racks while some do not. With a half rack, small, medium size businesses can comfortably host their entire infrastructure, Cost usually starts at $450.00 per month.

HALF RACK 21 U Starting at $450/m

  • Space: 21-24 U Space
  • Power: 20 Amp Power with redundancy
  • Voltage: 110 Volt to 208 Volts with UPS
  • Network: Choose between 1 and 10 Gbps
  • Bandwidth: 10 TB Included Free Monthly
  • Access: 24/7/365 on Site security presence
  • Support: Remote and Smart Hands available
  • Tickets: Dedicated Customer Portal
  • Pricing varies based on location and exact specification selected. For a more customized and accurate price-point, please submit an inquiry and someone will get back to you.

Partial Rack Colocation Space

Chicago and Surrounding areas We offer partial rack Colocation from single devices 1 U, 2U, quarter Rack up to 15U. Reach out with your partial rack colocation needs and we will provide options.

PARTIAL RACK 1 TO 15 U Starting at $59/m

  • Space: 1 to 15 U Secure Shared Cabinet
  • Power: 1-20 Amp Power with redundancy
  • Voltage: 110 Volt to 208 Volts with UPS
  • Network: Choose between 1 and 10 Gbps
  • Bandwidth: 10 TB Included Free Monthly
  • Access: 24/7/365 on Site security presence
  • Support: Remote and Smart Hands available
  • Tickets: Dedicated Customer Portal
  • Pricing varies based on location and exact specification selected. For a more customized and accurate price-point, please submit an inquiry and someone will get back to you.

Looking for Locked cabinet Colocation?

We provide locked Cabinet colocation in Chicago, East Coast and West Coast CloudAndMetal is able to arrange locked quarter rack, half and Full rack colocation.
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Benefits of Colocation

Choosing Colocation has its benefits.

Connect and Interconnect

Gain direct physical connectivity right at the edge for low latency and high availability to the partner of choice. Choose Cloud, Storage or any Network beneficial to your organization.

Workload security

Your office is not a Datacenter. Move your data to a controlled and secure environment to satisfy compliance while improving workload performance.

Save money

By migrating your existing hardware to a datacenter, you save by not investing into new hardware. Simply pay for space, power and network.

Disaster Recovery

Select a disaster recovery location away from your current production environment. In the event of a disaster your colocation site becomes your backbone for business continuity.

Why work with CloudAndMetal?

CloudAndMetal is a dedicated Colocation Service provider for a large network of datacenters around the World. We handle the heavy lifting for you. We are not tied to a single brand or facility. We work hard to ensure your preference and requirements are met within a reasonable price and contract term:

  • Pre-arranged cost effective & Priority space allocation.
  • Ability to offer partial rack space.
  • Gain a global footprint.
  • Robust power density options.
  • HIPAA, PCI, SOC2, ISO, FISMA certified Datacenters.
  • 100% Uptime SLA-backed.
  • Inter-connectivity to cloud, Network providers or partners.
  • 24/7 on site presence.
  • Logged and verified visits with biometrics.
  • Dedicated account Manager.
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"I needed Chicago-based hosting for low-latency media streaming, and cloudandmetal has exceeded my expectations. Support has responded to my questions, the hardware has been stable, and my clients report ping times as low as 3ms over fiber. I tried the same application hosted by V, but it was unusable by some clients due to high (100ms) latency. I hadn't heard of cloudandmetal before I signed up, but it was a good decision"
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"Working with cloudandmetal IAAS services is arguably one of the best decisions we made in 2020. They have a great Net Ops team and friendly support, and the staff is very professional. They helped us build a core network in Ashburn, VA, in a matter of months, and we're doing better than ever. We'd highly recommend doing business with cloudandmetal!"

Colocation is Not Always the best fit

To jump onto an offer to collocate your own servers at a provider’s datacenter comes with responsibility. While over 85% of companies that invested into colocation have seen service improvement and savings, there’s a large amount that eventually fail to benefit.

  • Have you thought about compliance, security and business continuity or Disaster Recovery Plans .
  • Have you measured the impact of your new Colocation against smooth Business Operations?
  • Do you have the right people on your team to manage, support and optimize your IT Assets?

In order to succeed in your colocation journey, you need a partner who understand its implication to your specific use case and business objective. We are available to provide your free assessment today.

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Where in Chicago?

CloudAndMetal has an extensive Chicago Colocation network of Datacenters available for immediate move-in.


Downtown Chicago

  • CH1: CoreSite 427 S Lasalle
  • CH2: CoreSite 1432 S Clinton St
  • CH1, 2, 4: Equinix 350 E Cermak

Northwest Suburbs

  • CH3: Equinix 1905 Lunt Av , Elk Gove
  • GIG: 545 N Algonquin Rd, Arlington Heights

West Chicago

  • SBA Edge: 603 W Discovery Drive

North Side

Schaumburg Area

South Suburbs

  • CH7: 111 Plaza Drive. Westmont

Beyond Chicago

Major US Cities

Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, IL and Metro area, Culpeper, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, FL; Jacksonville, FL, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle, Silicon, Valley, Ashburn, Va; Silicon Valley, Denver, CO; New York, NY; Boston, MA; Los Angeles, CA; Ashburn, VA ; Washington DC and metro.

Canada and South America

Canada: Toronto; Calgary Kamloops, Montreal, Ottawa, Saint John, Vancouver, Winnipeg Mexico: Mexico City, Monterrey Brazil : Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo Osaka, Japan; Colombia : Bogotá.

Europe #1

Bulgaria: Sofia / Finland: Helsinki / France: Paris /Germany: Dusseldorf Frankfurt Hamburg Munich/ Ireland: Dublin/ Italy: Milan /Netherlands: Amsterdam Enschede Zwolle.

Europe # 2

Poland: Warsaw /Portugal: Lisbon /Spain: Barcelona Madrid Seville/ Sweden: Stockholm /Switzerland: Geneva Zurich /Turkey: Istanbul/ UAE: Abu Dhabi Dubai /United Kingdom: London Manchester.

Chicago Colocation & Surrounding Suburbs


  • Chicago colocation and datacenter service Find low latency to the World from Chicago with undisputed peering capability to world-class networks.
  • Chicago colocation and datacenter service Take advantage of close proximity to 3 major exchanges: Chicago Stock Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange and Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
  • Chicago colocation and datacenter service Strategic Midwest location ideal for business continuity and disaster recovery operation.
  • Chicago colocation and datacenter service CloudAndMetal offer Colocation in 5 highly rated Datacenters in Chicago.

41.8781° N, 87.6298° W / Population : 2.71 million

Colocation Chicago

Included with our Colocation Services

Around the Clock presence

24/7 On site presence with support availability by phone. Visit the facility with no restriction anytime, any day.

Remote hands availability

We provide free basic remote hands. Call us and let us know what you need done. If it doesn't' require having to open the server, it's free.

Highest Security

Physical security with around the clock cameras, in person check-in, biometrics & proximity card readers. Certified & Compliant

Reliable Network

We provide each one of our clients a blend of top tier bandwidth with a 100% Uptime guarantee.

High Density

Each one of our datacenters provides redundant and consistent high power electricity for your appliances. Choose 120 to 208+ volts.


Inside our datacenters, our customers can choose to connect to any Cloud, Storage or Application provider on site for a quicker result.

Our Datacenter Partners

World Class Facilities with Unrivaled Peering and connectivity.
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Remote and Smart Hands

Don’t bother about dispatching a technician or taking a trip to maintain your data center environment. We have direct line of communication with remote and smart hands allowing you to focus on your business while our seasoned, 24×7 technicians handle all the IT management, maintenance, and can act as your eyes and ears in emergencies within any facility.

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Colocation FAQs

Why choose Colocation?

Owning and operating a Datacenter simply cost millions. Unless you have a strong business case for owning one, most companies choose to colocate (rent space) from providers who have such business model. As result, many of our clients find it cost-effective and secure to outsource. In fact, with an increase for working remote for employees, a centralized environment to host all of your core business applications makes sense. We’ve compiled few key reasons why colocation would make sense:

1- Your office is not a datacenter :

For optimal performance, your servers and network devices need to have proper cooling,  redundant power and network connectivity. In a datacenter, uptime is set to 99-100% because they offer uninterruptible power supply (UPS), emergency backup generators  and HVAC System to ensure stability & reliability even in the face of natural disasters. Redundancies also allow the colocation provider to perform maintenance without taking a single customer offline.

2- Compliance and Security:

Compliance has become a centerpiece of data planning. In the financial and health care verticals especially, it is exceedingly expensive to maintain compliant in-house data centers. Using a commercial colocation data center facility enables organizations to more easily and cost effectively maintain compliance with ever-changing federal regulations and industry standards. Many colocation facilities adhere to the specific administrative, physical, and technical safeguards set by the HITECH Act and are HIPAA compliant or PCI compliant. Most of these facilities have 24/7/365 in person security, restricted access etc…

3- Disaster Recovery :

Having a primary Datacenter is great, but what are your plans if it goes down?  Colocation facilities allow customers to colocate servers for disaster recovery replication or leverage additional disaster-recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) offerings from the data center provider. We work with our customer to make this a reality.

What's the meaning of Colocation?

What is Colocation?

Colocation or “colo” is the practice of renting space from a third party datacenter to host your servers or other computing devices. In a colocation setting, businesses are provided with networking, physical security, redundant power and redundant cooling. We have a strong partnership with both local Chicago datacenters, the continental U.S and abroad. If looking for Private Cages, Full Rack/Cabinet, Half Rack or single server colocation, we can help. We get involved from the hardware shipping or procurement process to the time your servers are connected and online.

Can I connect my on premise devices to a Datacenter?

If moving your services to a Datacenter is not an option for your company, we can still help with getting a dedicated private connectivity to your office(s). This is a Direct Internet Access (DIA) coming directly from our providers with connection speed ranging from as low as 50 mbps to up to 150 Gbps. We currently offer:


Traffic from an ISP or customer network to the Transit Provider Network.


Uninterrupted direct connection between your on premise infrastructure and datacenter.


Direct private connection to your cloud provider : AWS, GOOGLE CLOUD or AZURE

Why choose a Private Cage Colocation Space?

Choosing private cage data center colocation ensures that the highest level of security protects your resources. Only IT professionals from within your organization and technicians at the data center in question will be able to access those private cages – no other client will have access to your valuable equipment. Private suites also provide more flexible cooling options. Instead of taking the needs of multiple clients into consideration, a data center can customize the cooling options for the cages within the suite to the exact specifications that are needed for your servers.