Denver, CO – November 9, 2023 – CoreSite, a leading hybrid IT solutions provider and subsidiary of American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT) (“American Tower”), today announced that the leading specialized cloud storage cloud platform provider, Backblaze, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLZE), is now leveraging CoreSite’s colocation and connectivity solutions.
Managing over three billion gigabytes of data capacity, Backblaze supports more than 500,000 customers in over 175 countries, on a cloud storage platform designed to make it easy for businesses, developers, IT professionals and individuals to build applications, host content, manage media, and back up and archive data.
While Backblaze utilizes multiple data centers globally, it announced in December 2022 that it selected CoreSite as its colocation and connectivity partner for the cloud storage company's expanded service in the eastern U.S. data region. The infrastructure expansion enhances Backblaze customers’ cloud storage options and strengthens data resilience.
CoreSite’s Reston, Virginia (VA2) data center establishes the ideal east coast location, providing Backblaze with further geographic diversity and contributing an exabyte of capacity to support growing customer needs. To protect the integrity of Backblaze’s operations and its customers’ data, VA2 offers redundant infrastructure and robust security.
In addition, CoreSite offers the on-net carriers Backblaze requires, as well as native cloud onramps that allow Backblaze customers to replicate their data from hyperscale cloud providers, including AWS and its Amazon S3 platform, to the Backblaze platform without egress fees.
“We are committed to making cloud storage and data replication easy for our customers,” said Chris Opat, Senior Vice President of Cloud Operations at Backblaze. “CoreSite serves as a partner in this mission, helping us move forward and achieve powerful results.”
CoreSite helped Backblaze rapidly deliver its suite of cloud storage products to East Coast customers while also providing seamless integration to Backblaze’s network and public cloud partners via the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange®.
Backblaze makes it astonishingly easy to store, use, and protect data. The Backblaze Storage Cloud provides a foundation for businesses, developers, IT professionals, and individuals to build applications, host content, manage media, back up and archive data, and more. With over three billion gigabytes of data storage under management, the company currently works with over 500,000 customers in over 175 countries. Founded in 2007, the company is based in San Mateo, CA. For more information, please go to www.backblaze.com.
CoreSite, an American Tower company (NYSE: AMT), provides hybrid IT solutions that empower enterprises, cloud, network, and IT service providers to monetize and future-proof their digital business. Our highly interconnected data center campuses offer a native digital supply chain featuring direct cloud onramps to enable our customers to build customized hybrid IT infrastructure and accelerate digital transformation. For more than 20 years, CoreSite’s team of technical experts has partnered with customers to optimize operations, elevate customer experience, dynamically scale, and leverage data to gain competitive edge. For more information, visit CoreSite.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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