You are hearing a lot about convergence – of wired and wireless infrastructure and, in another context, of data center operators and wireless solutions providers. Of course, I’m referring to the acquisition of CoreSite by American Tower, a “convergence” resulting in three data centers being added to the CoreSite data center ecosystem, as announced on June 7.
These facilities are in Atlanta and Orlando, cities rich with growth opportunities for enterprises of all sizes as well as cloud and IT service providers. As one of the fastest-growing data center markets, Atlanta has the third-largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the United States.
With a plan to become America’s premier future-ready city, Orlando is committed to leading digital transformation. It has 5G and small cell deployment projects in flight, is actively addressing digital divide challenges and has been working since 2017 to evolve into a smart city.
Adding American Tower’s assets into the CoreSite data center ecosystem represents several important advantages for customers.
Integrating American Tower’s data centers into CoreSite’s ecosystem helps to develop end-to-end connectivity between mobile data networks at the tower and digital platforms in the data center, in anticipation of emerging edge uses cases and 5G rollout.
Will Rogers is famous for a quote: “Buy land. They ain't making any more of the stuff.” That was long before data centers existed. However, it’s remarkable in foresight because owning the real estate which towers and data centers are built upon and making sure that land is where business opportunities exist or can be cultivated is advantageous for all stakeholders in the digital-first world – that includes consumers. The bottom line is, location is critical, especially as 5G cellular networks proliferate and connectivity to the cloud and the edge continues to be more influential in how we communicate, do business and improve the quality of life.
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SVP, 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.Read more from this author