Boston Data Center Checks All the Boxes For Multicloud, Hybrid Cloud or Hyperscale Infrastructures

When you think of Boston, you probably conjure up images of Harvard, MIT or Tufts, institutions famous for business, engineering and medicine. These days, it would be appropriate to add artificial intelligence to the picture, along with cybersecurity, cloud computing and even wireless communications technology. That’s because Boston is also where the headquarters for enterprises such as Accenture (artificial intelligence: “AI”), GE (energy and medical devices) and Akamai (content delivery and cybersecurity).

Boston ranks 5th in the top 30 cities for startups in the world and is a hotbed for SaaS and other IT services companies specializing in wealth management and investment, healthcare data analytics, life sciences, business process automation and other industries that are growing as they embrace digital transformation.

The city is also a global communications gateway. The Boston metro subsea cable landing station serves as a landing point for EXA North and South as well as Amitie, providing fiber optic connectivity to the U.K., Ireland and France.

Locating a piece of your infrastructure in Boston can open opportunities to tap into a well-established and growing digital ecosystem of enterprises, access a dense consumer population and expand into markets outside the U.S. 

With all those advantages, wouldn’t it be great if there was a data center provider with a location bordering Boston’s central business district? Read on.

Purpose-Built for Clouds, Carriers and Compliance

Strategically positioned to provide low-latency connectivity to the many financial and technology enterprises in the area, CoreSite’s BO1 colocation facility is one of the most connectivity and fiber rich addresses in all of New England and combines a convenient location for technician access with state-of-the-art reliability.

With low latency access to the important Cambridge research area, BO1 offers a variety of connectivity options to all Boston’s digital ecosystem has to offer.


Once inside the doors – secured by biometric scanners, key cards and 24/7/365 in-house security staff – you’ll find:

  • Direct connection to all major cloud providers, including AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, IBM, Alibaba and Oracle
  • The ability to integrate the Open Cloud Exchange®, providing enterprise-class connectivity services and automated multicloud orchestration
  • One of the most networked carrier hotels in New England, enabling you to control networking costs by leveraging internet peering with CoreSite’s Any2Exchange®
  • Inter-site and inter-market connectivity,  which simplifies interconnection with other enterprises colocated in BO1 and market-to-market deployments though CoreSite data centers across the U.S.
  • 253,000+ square feet of colocation data center space upon full build-out
  • Resilience and a 100% uptime SLA backed with N, N+1 and 2N redundancy
  • Modern data center space including updated, state-of-the art mechanical and electrical infrastructure as well as a tech lounge that includes a kitchen, couches and TV

CoreSite’s Boston facility is one of the only data centers bordering Boston’s central business district, which puts it close to the aforementioned variety of industries as well as government entities. With low latency access options to the important Cambridge research area, BO1 offers a variety of connectivity options to all Boston’s digital ecosystem has to offer. Furthermore, BO1’s physical and environmental infrastructure meets compliance requirements for HIPAA, ISO 27001, PCI DSS, NIST 800-53, and SOC 1 Type 2 and SOC 2 Type 2, as well as FISMA and FEDRAMP specifications.

Ready for Customized Build-Outs

You’ll notice that I said “upon full build-out” in the checklist above. CoreSite offers build-to-suit services (powered shell, infrastructured shell and turn-key) enabling you to design a deployment according to your needs now, and flexibly scale as your business and data center requirements grow. 

So, are you ready to see if CoreSite’s Boston data center checks all the boxes for your muticloud, hybrid cloud or hyperscale infrastructure? I’m confident that it does, but you can start by watching this video

We would welcome the opportunity to show you around BO1 or any of the 24 data centers we operate in eight key markets. Just click here to book a tour!

Matt Gleason

Matt Gleason

VP, General Management

Matt is responsible for the general management as well as providing oversight for sales engineering and capacity inventory management functions. He has 20+ years of experience in critical power and mechanical system operation, leadership and business management of network-centric data centers.

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