Indiana Data Center
An adaptive reuse of the former State Line Generating Plant, the Digital Crossroad data center campus in Hammond Indiana is a short drive with a long list of benefits.
A dedicated onsite substation provides 100+ MW of capacity utilizing a distributed redundant topology. DX-1 is built to Tier III concurrently maintainable standards and supports up to 20MW with a design PUE of 1.15.
High-efficiency. Low carbon footprint.
Water Side Economization
The central utility plant houses a pump system that draws Lake Michigan water through a heat exchanger.
When water side is not the best mode, air side cooling is accomplished through use of an air side economizer / outside air.
Flexible Munters units automatically shift modes based upon load, offering industry-standard refrigerant-based cooling when ambient conditions require.
Over 72,000 square feet of space is available to host your IT infrastructure. DX-1 utilizes hot aisle containment and supports up to 25kW per rack. Multi-layered security and a 100% uptime SLA gives you the confidence that your mission-critical applications will be available 24x7x365.
Connecting the Midwest
Located less than 12 fiber miles from 350 Cermak in Chicago, Digital Crossroad clients have access to over 1,700 strands of dark fiber and simple cross connect connectivity to multiple, onsite Tier 1 carriers for sub 2ms roundtrip latency to hundreds of carriers and cloud on-ramps.
Digital Crossroad’s Indiana Toll Road (ITR) initiative activates a stranded fiber asset that stretches 156 miles across Indiana from Illinois to Ohio and provides high-speed connectivity access to businesses, universities and local communities.
Digital Crossroad will offer a significant technological advantage for the region.
With the ITR network initiative underway, Digital Crossroad is creating a second Silicon Valley in Northwest Indiana by offering the fastest and lowest latency network connectivity to hyper-scaler operators, enterprises, universities, labs and broadcast stations. In addition, Digital Crossroad will enable companies to provide “bandwidth for all.”
Top State for Doing Business
According to CNBC Indiana ranks as one of the top states for doing business. Indiana’s balanced budget and cash reserves supports their legislative commitment to tax incentives, passing these cost savings right to your business when you need it most.
Top 10 Best State Tax Climate
Indiana is one of only a handful of states to maintain a AAA bond rating and a budget surplus. According to the Tax Foundation, Indiana’s long history of smart fiscal choices makes it one of the top 10 best tax climate states in the nation. (P.S. Illinois ranks 35th.)
Designated Opportunity Zone
The Digital Crossroad data center campus is located in Lake County Indiana, which has been certified and designated as an Opportunity Zone by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Lowest Total Cost of Ownership
The Total Cost of Ownership at Digital Crossroad is up to 50% lower than other markets. All Digital Crossroad customers benefit from exemption from sales tax on IT hardware, software, electricity, and construction fit out work.
The Digital Crossroad data center campus represents a transformation of the former State Line Generating Plant – a coal-burning relic of the 20th century.
Green Power Choice
Digital Crossroad clients can purchase as little as 5% or as much as 100% of their electricity from renewable sources such as wind and solar.
The data center campus will utilize ~1MW of renewable solar energy to power the offices, common spaces and other non-critical areas of the data center.
A closed-loop multi-modal cooling system removes waste heat from the data center and utilizes nearby Lake Michigan to reduce the need for artificial refrigerants.
Over 24 football fields of aggregate, asphalt and concrete were upcycled in the new campus to avoid the landfill.
Digital Crossroad has partnered with Purdue Northwest to build a 4,000-square-foot “smart” greenhouse that will take some of the waste heat from the data center and use it to grow crops – a first in the U.S.
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