Chicago Colocation

DCITraq, the datacenter infrastructure marketplace
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DCI Traq™ is our completely free, proprietary, cloud based software that enables users to dynamically research, compare and purchase colocation, managed hosting, cloud, and related connectivity through COLOTRAQ’s unrivaled network of service providers worldwide. This robust new software is truly an industry first and highly innovative in its design and has a fully integrated Center of Intelligence, a CRM platform, and comprehensive reporting/ commissions management tools and powerful real time metrics.

Let COLOTRAQ help you find data center colocation services in Chicago!

If you need to find a data center in the Chicago market, COLOTRAQ can help you and at no charge to our customers. Our connections and expertise make us the perfect partner to assist you in completing your colocation project. 500 providers (with close to 3,000 data centers world wide) can bid for your business. If you are reaching capacity in your existing data center, looking to relocate or consolidate your data centers, or are searching for a lower cost provider, we can be of assistance.

Overview of the Chicago market

The Chicago market consists of three separate submarkets: 1) downtown, 2) the western suburbs, and 3) suburbs near O’Hare airport, such as Lombard, Aurora, Oak Brook, and the well-known Elk Grove Village. The central carrier hotel in downtown Chicago is considered the “place to be” for data center needs in the Midwest, due to the low cost of network services. Challenges in this market include:

  • Geographical distance - Commutes are sometimes close to two hours.
  • Carrier density and latency - The major driver for downtown Chicago is financial services.
  • Constricted market - Because the downtown Chicago data center market is essentially full, there are few opportunities for additional facilities and expansions.

Despite these challenges, demand still remains high and is expected to rise.


COLOTRAQ’s value-add is simple yet noteworthy: We know the business, the markets, and the facilities.

We are completely independent and neutral because we don’t own, operate, or work for any data center providers; yet we work with all of the commercial data centers in Chicago. As such, COLOTRAQ’s clients get to pick the best of the best. The data center sourcing consultants we employ have comprehensive facility and market knowledge. They save you time and money by working directly with our data center providers, reviewing your requirements, and getting you competitive proposals. This promotes fair competition and ensures that you get the best data center provider, at the best price, based on YOUR requirements, not on arbitrary quotas. We can help you find data center colocation services in the Chicago area, while giving you a client engagement experience that rivals any of the top tier consulting firms (while not paying any of the fees). To get started, click the button.