CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR), a provider of data center and interconnection solutions across the U.S., has announced its Reston Campus as the latest Amazon Web Services (AWS Cloud) Direct Connect location serving the Northern Virginia market.
Through AWS Direct Connect, CoreSite customers can directly access AWS Cloud services over a private, enterprise-grade network connection. The benefits of direct access would include reduced data-transfer costs, improved network security, and consistent network performance.
CoreSite is an Amazon Partner Network (APN) Technology Partner and has been providing its customers with direct access to AWS Direct Connect service since 2011. With this expansion, AWS Direct Connect is now directly available in four CoreSite markets with deployments in Los Angeles, New York/New Jersey, Silicon Valley and now Northern Virginia. Additionally, access to AWS Direct Connect is available in five major markets through CoreSite’s Open Cloud Exchange.
AWS Direct Connect provides a dedicated network connection between an Enterprise’s network and an AWS Direct Connect location. CoreSite customers can access AWS Direct Connect through a cross connection or through elastic on-demand connectivity via the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange. AWS Direct Connect provides a private, low-latency alternative to connecting over the public Internet or backhauling from a corporate data center.
Additionally, AWS Direct Connect allows customers to create logical separation between public and private environments through a single connection, providing dynamic access to the entire AWS secure cloud services platform. The AWS cloud services platform offers compute power, database storage, content delivery, and other functionality to enable hybrid-IT solutions, allowing enterprises to move more workloads to cloud environments.
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“CoreSite customers with mission-critical requirements demand private, high-performance connectivity from their IT infrastructure to cloud providers as they deploy their hybrid-IT solutions,” said Brian Warren, Senior Vice President of Product and Engineering, CoreSite. “AWS Direct Connect provides enterprises with the ability to establish a secure, dedicated connection that can reduce network costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a more consistent, lower latency network experience than Internet-based, or long-haul connections.”
CoreSite’s Northern Virginia data center campus in Reston includes two data center facilities totaling over 390,000 square feet of data center space. CoreSite’s Reston colocation campus would provide direct, low-latency access to and from Ashburn and CoreSite’s data center in Washington, D.C.