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chi-lakeside (3) This old printing plant at 350 E. Cermak Rd. in Chicago now plays a key role for the Internet, and will soon have a companion building.

CHICAGO—Digital Realty is set to launch a new data center adjacent to its mammoth Lakeside Technology Center, a 1.1 million square foot data center at 350 E. Cermak Rd. This location will make the new project a key component in the nation’s tech infrastructure, but before breaking ground, the company wants to test the waters.

Brian J. Rogal

Brian J. Rogal is a Chicago-based freelance writer with years of experience as an investigative reporter and editor, most notably at The Chicago Reporter, where he concentrated on housing issues. He also has written extensively on alternative energy and the payments card industry for national trade publications.

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