Server Farm Realty

Chicago, Illinois

Data center developer Server Farm Realty (SFR) contracted ESD to help transform 840 South Canal – a facility that previously housed a General Electric factory and served as Northern Trust’s data center and operations hub – into an 8-story, Tier III data center space. ESD led the planning, design, and implementation of the design for the building’s repurpose.

The facility is supported by a high-efficiency UPS catcher block design and distributed redundancy to the loads by increasing normal operating loads on the PDUs to 66%. The configuration provides power to servers from two different PDUs and insures against loss of power in the event of a PDU failure or during maintenance.