CoreSite has announced its expansion into the Atlanta and Orlando data center markets with the integration of three American Tower assets into CoreSite’s data center ecosystem: Atlanta AT1 (55 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303), Atlanta AT2 (1130 Powers Ferry Place, Marietta, GA, 30067) and Orlando OR1 (9701 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando, FL, 32819).

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The Open Cloud Exchange (OCX), CoreSite’s software-defined networking technology that delivers fully managed, direct, and secured connectivity into all of the major cloud service providers (CSPs), is now available at all three data centers, which total more than 250,000 square feet.

Photo Juan Font, President of CoreSite and SVP, U.S. Tower Division of American Tower
“These facilities have been serving Atlanta- and Orlando-area businesses for years and now operate as an integral part of the broader data center ecosystem within CoreSite,” said Juan Font, President of CoreSite and SVP, U.S. Tower Division of American Tower.

The Atlanta and Orlando data centers, which were bought by American Tower from DataSite and Colo-ATL, would provide enterprises of all sizes secure, reliable connectivity solutions to satisfy their critical IT infrastructure needs. The OCX delivers enhanced connectivity and a highly integrated partner network, which would be required to expand into new markets, scale on-demand, lower total cost of operation, and speed IT modernization.

“With a long-standing track record of operational excellence in these markets, these facilities have been serving Atlanta- and Orlando-area businesses for years and now operate as an integral part of the broader data center ecosystem within CoreSite,” said Juan Font, President of CoreSite and SVP, U.S. Tower Division of American Tower. “The Atlanta and Orlando teams are equipped with the technical, security, remote hands and customer service expertise organizations rely on to future-proof their digital businesses. Offering low-latency, redundant and secure colocation services as well as the OCX, businesses of all sizes can seamlessly and dynamically scale their IT infrastructure to meet their ever-changing needs.”

The Atlanta Data Center Market

As one of the fastest-growing data center marketplaces, Atlanta has one of the largest concentrations of Fortune 500 firms in the United States. AT1, the second most networked skyscraper in the heart of downtown Atlanta, and AT2 in Marietta make up CoreSite’s Atlanta data center campus. These assets would be perfectly positioned to service this rapidly expanding technological cluster as a whole.

Orlando, a city whose goal is to be a ‘Future-Ready City,’ would offer enterprises, IT services providers and cloud service providers (CSPs) a densely populated market that is positioned to be a digital transformation leader.

CoreSite’s Orlando data center campus is a 16-acre safe haven with regional and global reach that enables access via Internet Exchange to South America.

The integration of these assets into the CoreSite data center portfolio expands upon CoreSite’s offering to now include 27 data centers in 10 markets, 450+ networks, 23 native cloud onramps and 35,000+ interconnections.

“This Atlanta and Orlando market expansion delivers on the value proposition originally envisioned with the CoreSite acquisition,” said Steve Vondran, Executive Vice President and President, U.S. Tower Division of American Tower. “With the incorporation of these three assets, CoreSite and American Tower continue to develop the infrastructure required to offer seamless, end-to-end connectivity between mobile data networks at the tower and digital platforms at the data center campus. The complementary global communications real estate portfolio and financial wherewithal that American Tower brings will continue to accelerate our growth and leadership in the emerging 5G digital ecosystem.”

Executive Summary

CoreSite has announced its expansion into the Atlanta and Orlando data center markets with the integration of three American Tower assets into CoreSite’s data center ecosystem.
  • The Open Cloud Exchange (OCX) delivers enhanced connectivity and a highly integrated partner network, which would be required to expand into new markets, scale on-demand, lower total cost of operation, and speed IT modernization.
The Atlanta Data Center Market
  • Atlanta has one of the largest concentrations of Fortune 500 firms in the United States
  • AT1, the second most networked skyscraper in the heart of downtown Atlanta, and AT2 in Marietta make up CoreSite’s Atlanta data center campus
  • Orlando, a city whose goal is to be a ‘Future-Ready City,’ would offer enterprises, IT services providers, and cloud service providers a densely populated market that is positioned to become a digital transformation leader