Tuesday, October 17, 2017


CoreSite adds Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute from Silicon Valley to Chicago



Service is now available across more than 3.1 million sqf of data centre space from seven markets.

US data centre services provider CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE: COR) has made Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute available from seven of its sites nationwide.

The cloud service can now be privately accessed from Northern Virginia, Chicago, Silicon Valley, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, and Boston which deliver CoreSite’s own cloud ecosystem, the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange.

Microsoft’s Azure ExpressRoute has been designed to allow its users to quickly create private connections between Azure data centres and infrastructure on their premises or in a colocation environment.

Before adding Azure ExpressRoute, CoreSite customers could already privately connect to Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365 via the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange.

Brian Warren, Senior Vice President of Engineering & Product at CoreSite, said: “We are excited to announce the expanded availability of Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute connectivity to our customers across seven of our key markets.

“We are enabling our customers with the solutions necessary to bring together all of their applications, data, devices, and resources, both on-premise and in the cloud, with predictable, reliable and secure high-throughput connections.”

In addition to the seven US regions, CoreSite also operates in Miami. In total, the company’s portfolio includes 20 data centres which amount to a total floor area of 3,240,000 sqf.

Based in Denver, Colorado, CoreSite was founded in 2001 and is headed by CEO Paul Szurek and CFO Jeff Finnin.

The company has a market capitalisation valuated at $5.19bn with shares at the close of trading on August 18 ($110.11) nearly topping the company’s highest share value to date ($110.52).