Colo space at Cermak

Mike Hammett nanog at
Fri Nov 13 02:32:51 UTC 2015

Has something happened the past couple months to cause a quick shortage of space at Cermak? I had an offer sent a few months ago (when I didn't need it) where a cab and five cross connects were cheaper than what five cross connects normally are, much less the cabinet value as well. Around that time I think cabinets were going for $700 or so for basic primary\redundant 20A. Now the cabinet is going for $1,800. It went from being the cheapest I've seen at Cermak to the most I've seen at Cermak in a matter of a few months. Two people with space in that building are citing an uptick in demand. Really? That much of a demand increase with hundreds of thousands of square feet coming online in the Chicago metro? 

Can anyone corroborate that story or are they just making stuff up hoping I agree to inflated cabinet prices? 

Mike Hammett 
Intelligent Computing Solutions 

Midwest Internet Exchange 

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