CoreSite, a provider of data center colocation and hybrid IT solutions and a subsidiary of American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT), has announced the launch of new Open Cloud Exchange (OCX) capabilities. These capabilities would enable customers to rapidly create higher-bandwidth virtual connections to Google Cloud and between CoreSite data centers, including 20G and 50G services.
These enhancements to CoreSite’s software-defined networking platform, Open Cloud Exchange, would help cut down on the amount of time needed for businesses to increase their network capacity and support the upcoming wave of high-bandwidth, low-latency hybrid applications. Some examples of these applications include artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and digital media production.
CoreSite released the new OCX capabilities as part of an initiative to support a global streaming media and entertainment (M&E) client, which will leverage the enhanced functionality to support its burst operations in peak production season – improving operational agility to meet stringent movie launch schedules.
Google Partner Interconnect
The following are some of the most important ways in which customers might benefit from CoreSite OCX’s new capabilities:
- Increase the speed of data transmission to cloud applications by up to five times for enhanced machine learning operations and visual effects.
- Make it easier to quickly extend the network capacity between the business edge and public cloud providers by simplifying the procedure.
- Decrease operational expenditures by allowing customers to properly scale their networks to suit the demands of their businesses both now and in the future.
“Businesses are looking for innovative ways to improve their agility and optimize their operations,” said Juan Font, President and CEO of CoreSite and Senior Vice President of U.S. Tower. “CoreSite is delivering the platform customers require to meet the growing need to access and effectively manage their data by providing enhanced connection capabilities through our proprietary Open Cloud Exchange with Google Partner Interconnect.”