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Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Connectivity Now Available in CoreSite’s Los Angeles Data Center Campus

September 30, 2015 at 8:01 AM EDT
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CoreSite Customers May Provision Service Prior to Full Deployment Completion in Q4 2015

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 30, 2015-- CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE: COR), a premier provider of secure, reliable, high-performance data center solutions across the U.S., today announced that it has signed an agreement with Microsoft to provide direct connectivity to Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute from the CoreSite data center campus in Los Angeles. This initial deployment in CoreSite’s platform will be the only native Azure ExpressRoute location in Los Angeles and is expected to be fully turned up by the end of 2015.

CoreSite customers in Los Angeles may connect directly to Azure ExpressRoute via the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange, which provides private, security-enhanced virtual connections and on-demand provisioning. The integration of Azure ExpressRoute and the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange provides customers with greater performance, and better reliability.

Microsoft Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services, including analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage and web. Developers and IT professionals using Azure will benefit from the following:

  • An open and flexible platform
  • Easy integration with existing data storage processes
  • Scalability to meet growing needs
  • Pay-as-you-go service model
  • Security policy inclusive of the ISO 27018 standard

“By offering CoreSite customers native access to Azure ExpressRoute in our Los Angeles data centers, we further our goal of providing the availability to connect to leading cloud providers in our facilities,” said Brian Warren, SVP of Product at CoreSite. “As a leader in the computing and IT space, Microsoft brings many added benefits to our Los Angeles data center community. We are pleased with this initial Azure ExpressRoute deployment in our portfolio and welcome Microsoft Azure to our LA campus.”

“We are pleased to welcome CoreSite to the Azure ExpressRoute ecosystem,” said Ross Ortega, Principal Program Manager, Azure Networking. “With CoreSite and Azure ExpressRoute, we look forward to helping our joint customers experience the benefits of cloud through the power of Azure.”

CoreSite’s Los Angeles data center campus is comprised of two facilities – LA1, also known as One Wilshire, and LA2 – totaling more than 563,000 square feet of data center space and serving a customer community of more than 500 domestic and international carriers, media and entertainment firms, cloud computing providers, social networking sites, gaming companies and enterprises. Flexible, scalable deployment options including cabinets, cages and private suites are available in CoreSite’s LA1 and LA2 data centers.

About CoreSite

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

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