With the acquisition of a brand-new, purpose-built 103,000-square-foot colocation data center (MI2) at 2100 NW 84th Avenue in Doral, Florida, CoreSite (an American Tower company) has announced its foray into the Miami market. Additionally, CoreSite owns and runs a 43,000 square foot data center (MI1) in the heart of downtown Miami at 2115 NW 22nd Street.
The standalone MI2 Miami data center at America’s Gateway Park has a roof that can resist winds of up to 185 mph and was designed to withstand a Category 5 hurricane. CoreSite’s MI1 data center will be linked to MI2 as part of the integration process, giving data center colocation clients improved access to a more comprehensive ecosystem in addition to the fiber providers already present at the facility.
Businesses will have additional IT infrastructure options and immediate capacity to enter or extend their footprint in the expanding Miami market with the addition of MI2 to CoreSite’s Miami data center facility. Financial terms of this data center acquisition were not disclosed.
“Miami serves as a key conduit for businesses to manage and grow operations in both North and South America. This expansion in the CoreSite Miami data center campus will provide the hybrid IT solution enterprises turn to for secure and scalable connectivity to South America from the U.S,” said Juan Font, President and CEO at CoreSite and SVP of U.S. Tower. “We are excited to build on our proven record of operational excellence in the greater Miami area where we have been operating since 2006, offering optimal customer experience, critical security and business continuity support and access to cloud and network providers.”
While CoreSite’s MI1 colocation data center is strategically located downtown and offers ultra-low latency to greater Miami and South American network Points-of-Presence (POPs), it also features critical building infrastructure and all major systems are designed to be concurrently maintainable, making it an ideal interconnection site for content caching.
With a total square footage of about 150,000, CoreSite’s enlarged Miami data center campus would support the worldwide digital transformation of enterprises in all sectors. Clients will also be able to take advantage of CoreSite’s interconnection platform, Open Cloud Exchange, which would offer great connectivity and an interconnected partner ecosystem needed to expand into new markets, scale quickly when needed, lower operating costs, and quicken IT modernization.
The MI2 acquisition is a part of CoreSite’s ongoing effort to expand its regional footprint in the Southeast after the addition of two colocation data centers in Atlanta and one in Orlando earlier in 2022, as well as to add large scale, purpose-built capacity and richer connectivity options in the company’s existing markets. With the addition of these properties, CoreSite’s data center portfolio now has 28 facilities spread across 10 markets, 450+ networks, 23 native cloud onramps, and over 35,000 interconnections.