NetActuate, a leading global provider of network and infrastructure services, announced the launch of services from a new data center in Chicago, Illinois. Newly-available services include colocation, virtual machines, bare metal, and high bandwidth connectivity. This new Chicago location also includes the upgraded anycast platform that enables faster, automated management of network services. 

“As a centrally located major financial hub in the United States, Chicago has become a foundational part of many of our customers’ footprints” said Mark Mahle, CEO of NetActuate. “Adding a second location for services will offer greater in-market redundancy, and improved availability of high performance infrastructure.”

NetActuate’s recent 2023 ITDM Global Network and Infrastructure Outlook Report found that 90% of IT decision-makers plan to expand their footprint in the next year or two. Of those planned expansions, 43% are planning to deploy in the central United States in the coming year.

Chicago’s central location within the United States makes it a favorable choice for businesses that need to reach multiple markets across North America f. As a major financial hub in the US, Chicago is home to three major financial and futures exchanges: the Chicago Stock Exchange, the Chicago Board Options Exchange and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Companies in the financial sector find colocation in Chicago especially useful, as they can easily access low-latency connections for high-frequency trading and other financial applications.

NetActuate’s new Chicago location is a part of a network of data centers that is home to nearly 900 companies and close to 200 providers, providing many opportunities for interconnection. Chicago is also a great option for disaster recovery and redundancy, because of its relatively moderate climate conditions that generally avoid extreme temperatures, earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters. 

This enterprise-class facility features multi-factor security, redundant power and cooling, and numerous connectivity options. For those seeking to comply with regulatory requirements, NetActuate’s Chicago data center is certified compliant for HIPAA, ISO 22301, ISO 27001, NIST 800-53/FISMA, PCI DSS, SOC 1 Type II, and SOC 2 Type II. 

Providers can easily deploy and expand their global presence on NetActuate’s anycast delivery platform, built on one of the largest peered IPv4 and IPv6 networks in the world. Purpose built to deliver low latency and high reliability across diverse global markets, NetActuate’s anycast platform is available in over 40 US and global locations, with simple, predictable monthly pricing.

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About NetActuate

NetActuate is a leading provider of highly available, low latency custom network and infrastructure services that reach every major global market. From the datacenter to the last mile, we help providers take their products and services to the global edge faster. Our customers can rapidly scale without fear of high costs or devastating performance issues. We built one of the world’s largest global networks by number of peers, and it serves as the foundation for our performance BGP anycast platform that powers over 25 billion transactions a day.  

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