Data center and interconnection solutions provider CoreSite has announced availability of a second native point of connectivity to Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect at CoreSite’s Silicon Valley data center campus. With the addition of ‘AWS logical redundancy’ capability, CoreSite customers can improve resiliency by establishing two logical Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) peering sessions with two AWS devices over a single physical AWS Direct Connect connection.
If one peering session goes down or if one of the AWS devices is out of service for maintenance, customers will not lose connectivity to AWS with this new functionality. Logical redundancy does not replace the need to have physical resiliency, per the resiliency recommendations in the AWS guidelines.
Prior to this launch, customers would need to have leveraged both CoreSite and another AWS Partner Network (APN) provider to achieve location redundant physical resiliency over AWS Direct Connect. Now, with two native endpoints in Silicon Valley, CoreSite customers can achieve the same level of resilient connectivity in two separate CoreSite data centers. CoreSite’s platform leveraging AWS Direct Connect would enable hybrid cloud architectures to improve network performance, reduce operating costs and increase security.
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“We are pleased to be one of two APN Partners in the United States to offer our customers expanded availability and improved resiliency options with AWS Direct Connect Logical Redundancy Support,” said Gerry Fassig, Vice President of Sales, Western Region & Strategic Cloud. “Private connectivity solutions to strategic cloud providers like AWS are essential as digital transformation fuels higher demand for localized digital services at the edge.”
The CoreSite Silicon Valley data center portfolio is comprised of seven operational data centers with an additional data center under construction, providing colocation solutions to one of the largest concentrations of Internet and technology companies in the world. More than 185 international and national carriers, social media companies, cloud computing providers, media and entertainment firms, and enterprise customers currently connect to do business in CoreSite’s Silicon Valley data centers.