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CoreSite Supports AWS Direct Connect New Sub 1G Connections and Access to AWS GovCloud (US)

October 23, 2013 at 8:03 AM EDT
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AWS Direct Connect locations in New York and Los Angeles supported by expanded connectivity for CoreSite customers in Silicon Valley, Boston and VirginiaDENVER, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CoreSite (NYSE: COR), a provider of network-dense, cloud-enabled data center solutions and the CoreSite Mesh, today announced the support of AWS Direct Connect sub 1G connections and connections to AWS GovCloud (US) Services in its data center facilities. Currently AWS Direct Connect is deployed in CoreSite's LA1 facility at One Wilshire in Los Angeles and NY1 facility at 32 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan. CoreSite will now support extended network connectivity for customers in Silicon Valley, Boston and Virginia. CoreSite's support of AWS Direct Connect's sub 1G connections enables customers to establish private network connections to AWS to reduce network costs, increase throughput, and deliver more consistent network performance than can be achieved over the public Internet.

CoreSite is leveraging its Open Cloud Exchange to directly connect customers in Los Angeles and New York, as well as extending network connectivity to Silicon Valley, Boston and Virginia, to provide access to AWS Direct Connect. CoreSite's Open Cloud Exchange provides an on-ramp to cloud service providers across CoreSite's data center portfolio. CoreSite's Open Cloud Exchange is a community of interconnected enterprises and cloud and network service providers whose members benefit from improved performance, added security and access to a marketplace of buyers and sellers located in data center campuses across the country. The Open Cloud Exchange enables customers to leverage best-of-breed cloud providers within CoreSite data centers, giving customers a predictable, secure and dynamic connectivity solution. The expanded connectivity and availability of AWS Direct Connect and the sub 1G connections is a critical offering included in the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange. CoreSite will be demonstrating the Open Cloud Exchange and highlighting AWS Direct Connect availability at the upcoming AWS re:Invent Conference in Las Vegas, November 12-15, 2013.

AWS Direct Connect Sub 1G Connections

CoreSite, as a member of the AWS Partner Network (APN) supporting AWS Direct Connect, is now able to provide customers the availability of sub 1G connections at speeds of 50M, 100M, 200M, 300M, 400M and 500M. These new AWS Direct Connect sub 1G connections allow CoreSite customers to take advantage of the cost-savings and performance benefits of cloud environments. Customers gain increased control over their services with dynamic bandwidth allocation that results in an optimized user experience and yields lower operating costs. These sub 1G connections are especially suited to meet the needs of small and mid-sized businesses, helping them manage expenditures by eliminating unused IT resources. With a simple cross-connect to AWS Direct Connect that can be established in less than 24 hours, as opposed to weeks, speed and flexibility are an added benefit. Customers can achieve millisecond latency between their network and the AWS infrastructure, resulting in improved application performance and security.

AWS Direct Connect Access for AWS GovCloud (US)

CoreSite also announced that customers can leverage the Open Cloud Exchange to use AWS Direct Connect to access AWS GovCloud (US) in its data center campuses in both Los Angeles and New York with extended connectivity from data center campuses in Silicon Valley, Boston and Virginia. AWS GovCloud (US) addresses the specific security and regulatory compliance requirements of US government agencies and their contractors to move more sensitive workloads into the cloud, combining the ubiquity and scale of the world's largest public cloud services portfolio with the dedicated security and administration of private resources. When combined with CoreSite's 99.9999% uptime, customers gain both the security and reliability needed to effectively create, store and transfer data while benefitting from the cloud infrastructure provided by Amazon Web Services.

"Today's announcements build on our long term relationship with AWS, extending CoreSite's support of AWS Direct Connect to customers and expanding access to AWS within CoreSite to five key markets across North America," said Jarrett Appleby, CoreSite COO. "The availability of AWS Direct Connect sub 1G connections in multiple markets enables CoreSite customers to seamlessly access one of the world's premier cloud service providers with minimal latency and dedicated, secure throughput for their applications."

Bob Gill, Research Director, Gartner Research

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About CoreSite

CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE: COR) propels customer growth and long-term competitive advantage by connecting Internet, private networking, mobility, and cloud communities within and across its fifteen high-performance data center campuses and through the CoreSite Mesh. More than 750 of the world's leading carriers and mobile operators, content and cloud providers, media and entertainment companies, and global enterprises choose CoreSite to run their performance-sensitive applications and to connect and do business with each other. With direct access to more than 275 carriers and ISPs, North America inter-site connectivity and the nation's first Open Cloud Exchange that provides access to the "most lit" buildings and cloud "on-ramps," CoreSite provides easy, efficient and valuable gateways to global business opportunities. For more information, visit

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