Providing submarine cable connectivity between key Asian cities and the West Coast of the United States
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 3, 2015-- CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR), a premier provider of secure, reliable, high-performance data center solutions across the U.S., announced today that CoreSite will host the FASTER submarine network’s Los Angeles landing, directly connecting the West Coast of the U.S. with Japan. Backed in part by Google, FASTER addresses the traffic demands for broadband and mobile content on the trans-Pacific route.
FASTER is backed by a total of six investing companies, including Google, China Mobile International, China Telecom Global, Global Transit, KDDI and Singtel, and has been designed with 6-fiber-pair cable and optical transmission technologies with an initial capacity of 60Tb/s (100Gb/s x 100 wavelengths x 6 fiber-pairs). The FASTER system is expected to begin operating during the second quarter of 2016.
“CoreSite drives high-performance solutions to business requirements by connecting strategic communities of interest supported by best-in-class network and computing services,” said Tom Ray, CEO of CoreSite. “The FASTER submarine cable system will be the seventh subsea cable to offer direct access from our Los Angeles campus, augmenting the importance of CoreSite’s data center platform in the trans-Pacific route to key APAC markets.”
CoreSite’s Los Angeles campus includes the One Wilshire data center (LA1) as well as the 424,000 square-foot Wilshire Annex (LA2), connected by robust dark-fiber assets. With over 500 current customers, 230 of which are networks, CoreSite’s LA campus is one of the most densely interconnected data center campuses in the world, making it a strategic landing point on the FASTER cable system. Using FASTER, CoreSite customers will benefit from a state-of-the-art route connecting businesses to the APAC region.
CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR) delivers secure, reliable, high-performance data center solutions across eight key North American markets. More than 800 of the world’s leading enterprises, network operators, cloud providers, and supporting service providers choose CoreSite to connect, protect and optimize their performance-sensitive data, applications and computing workloads. Our scalable, flexible solutions and 350+ dedicated employees consistently deliver unmatched data center options -- all of which leads to a best-in-class customer experience and lasting relationships. For more information, visit www.CoreSite.com.
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