CoreSite Announces Direct Connectivity to Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute from Its Data Center Campus in Los Angeles

CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR), provider of colocation data center solutions across the U.S., 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 would be the only native Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute location in Los Angeles and is expected to be fully turned up by the end of 2015. 

cloud-hosting-coresiteCoreSite 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 would provide 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 would 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.”

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. CoreSite is serving a customer community of more than 500 U.S. based and international carriers, media and entertainment firms, cloud computing providers, social networking sites, gaming companies and enterprises.

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