K12itc Expands to Chicago
K12itc, a K-12 education focused, cloud-based technology company, announced today that it will open a data center in Chicago. This center, which opens on Monday, December 15, is located in the Lakeside Technology Center, the world’s largest data center.
This expansion allows K12itc to offer additional services and reach more schools across the Midwest. This includes backing up schools’ data every hour instead of every day, and protecting the schools’ technology systems from harm in case of a natural disaster.
“Opening this new data center allows us to provide and expand our optimum online capabilities to school districts across the Midwest,” said Brad Sandt, president and CEO of K12itc. “We will not only be able to protect their system in case of disaster, but more importantly, we will be able to back up their system in an easy, cost effective manner that allows school IT staff and teachers to focus on what they do best, educating our students.”
K12itc signed a two-year lease at the Lakeside Technology Center, a 1.1 million square foot multi-tenant data center, located at 350 East Cermak. This will be the company’s third data center location.
The Lakeside facility has four fiber vaults and three electric power feeds, which provides than 100 megawatts of power. In addition, the building contains a state-of-the-art cooling system that relies on an 8.5 million gallon tank of refrigerated liquid to keep the computers cool.