People from the Midwest are known for being friendly and eager to help out. Don’t just take my word for it. Researchers from the University of Cambridge analyzed personality traits of 1.6 million Americans via Facebook, surveys and other data and found that the Midwest really is the most “friendly” region in the country.
Chicagoans are no exception, and with more than 35 Fortune 500 companies in the city, it’s clear that there’s lot of opportunity for friendly interconnection among the many global financial services, healthcare and service integrators headquartered in the Chicago metro area. The concentration of potential business partners and market density is one reason why CoreSite and Google have collaborated to simplify and reduce the cost of access to Google Cloud using Dedicated Interconnect and Google Partner Interconnect at our Chicago data center campus. Another reason? As you might have seen in this July 13 press release, “the integrated solution eliminates key challenges related to implementing successful hybrid IT strategies and improving business outcomes.” That’s true for companies in Chicago as well as those located near Denver, Los Angeles, Reston and Silicon Valley – other cities where CoreSite data center campuses offer native on-ramps to Google Cloud and direct internet peering through the Any2Exchange® peering platform.
I am from Missouri, the “show me state.” When I hear a promise of better business outcomes, I want to be shown how that happens. Here are three proof points (of several) building the case for choosing CoreSite, matched to reducing total cost of operation (TCO), simplifying compliance and security, and reaching more customers.
Getting better return on investment into your hybrid IT deployment is another overarching business advantage. As for big-picture technology benefits, it’s easier for enterprises with multi-region and multi-cloud architectures to directly integrate networks with Google Cloud. Another plus is that both Partner Interconnect and the OCX are rapidly implemented, turn-key solutions; you’ll gain more flexibility, cost-control and superior application performance for high bandwidth use cases in a matter of days, instead of months.
If you have been considering deploying in Chicago, now could be a smart time to go forward. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (ILDCEO) enables eligible CoreSite customers to take advantage of a tax exemption program. The tax incentive applies to both new and existing customers at our CH2 data center. You should contact us to learn more, but here are the high-level details:
CoreSite is also making an exclusive offer to new customers deploying in our CH2 facility, the only enterprise-class data center in downtown Chicago. Again, you should get in touch to discuss the details, starting with:
Click here to get more information. And while getting ready for that discussion, you can take a hosted virtual tour, accompanied by a CoreSite sales representative. It’s a great way to see the new data center in our Chicago campus and explore the colocation and peering solutions we offer to optimize your hybrid IT strategy.
CoreSite has eight data center campuses spanning the U.S., regional and global interconnection enabled through an ecosystem of 775+ network, cloud and IT service providers. But the way we make it easy to do business might make you think we are from the Midwest.
Senior Director of Solution Architecture and Product Development
Brian is the Senior Director of Solution Architecture and Product Development at CoreSite and has 20+ years of engineering and corporate IT experience.Read more from this author
CoreSite’s new and existing customers at our Chicago (CH2) campus are eligible to participate in the Illinois sales tax exemption program, which is applicable to IT equipment and software deployed at the data center.