US-based data center, cloud and interconnection solutions provider CoreSite Realty Corporation, has just announced the opening of its new data center facility in Los Angeles.

Codenamed LA3, the new data center is designed to span about 160,000 square feet with a total of 18MW IT capacity upon full build. The facility is located in downtown Los Angeles, and adjacent to CoreSite’s LA2 data center.

“LA3 expands our footprint in Los Angeles – one of our most high-demand markets – expanding our world-class ecosystem connectivity. We believe this enterprise-class, purpose built, ground-up development will be extremely well suited to meet our customers’ needs,” said Brian Warren, Senior Vice President of Development and Product Engineering at CoreSite.

With this announcement, the company has completed and opened the first phase of LA3, a purpose-built, ground-up data center project. The facility now offers 6MW of IT capacity and spans 51,000 square feet, providing direct connectivity access to its customers in North America.

LA3 is connected via dark fiber to CoreSite’s LA1 and LA2 data center facilities, keeping customers a cross connect away from accessing variety of cloud providers, networks and subsea cables.

Coresite is also expanding its footprint in Chicago with the development of a new data center CH2, for which the company has acquired approval from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, following its application with the Illinois Data Centers Investment Program.

The company made further efforts to benefit from the 2019 Illinois data center tax incentive, and in September, Coresite announced that it has executed a Memorandum of Understanding for the Illinois Data Centers Investment Program with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, gaining 10.25% tax incentive that will be extended to CoreSite’s participating customers for purchasing equipment.

Phase one of CoreSite’s CH2 data center has also been completed, featuring 55,000 square feet and 6MW of IT capacity.