Friday, April 1, 2016

CyrusOne Acquires Huge Chicago Data Center from CME Group

CyrusOne paid $130 million to acquire a huge data center in Aurora, Illinois from CME Group, which operates the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX.

The deal includes a 428,000-square-foot data center serving the Chicago metropolitan region. In addition, CyrusOne has acquired approximately 36,000 colocation square feet available for lease and approximately 15 acres of developable land directly adjacent to the data center.

CME Group has entered into a 15-year lease for data center space at the Aurora facility. The company’s electronic trading platform, CME Globex, is to remain in operation within this space. The agreement is expected to enhance the range of services available to CyrusOne and CME Group’s mutual customers through connectivity, hosting, and data offerings.