Coresite Expand in Washington D.C.

In the course of expansion, Coresite Realty Corporation – a US based colocation and peering service provider, has announced the opening of their second data center and colocation facility (DC2) in the Washington D.C.

According to CoreSite, the data center (DC2) is set to meet the digital transformation demands in downtown Washington D.C. DC2 will also enjoy the benefit of unmatched proximity to serve government agencies and financial institutions, as well as a broad choice in network and cloud connectivity within the facility.

This brand new 25,000 square foot data center is built to be highly scalable, ranging from a single rack to a private suite. DC2 is also connected directly to prior CoreSite’s Data center and Colocation facility (DC1 – Interconnection Hub) located in the K Street corridor of Washington D.C. This connection makes all needed service providers on DC1 to be accessed seamlessly on DC2.

“The addition of this facility to our D.C. campus delivers large scale and efficient data center design that enables local enterprises and government agencies to solve for mission critical, performance-sensitive hybrid cloud applications, as well as serving as a diverse point of interconnection to Northern Virginia submarkets.” Senior Vice President of General Management, CoreSite, Juan Font, said.

Tethered by dark fiber directly to CoreSite’s Northern Virginia data center campus, DC2 is given the seamless access to a larger network and services as provided across CoreSite’s facilities. This, amongst other setups empowers CoreSite to boast of a low-latency network solution with access to over 95 networks of customer’s choice, including global carriers, subsea cables, metro networks, SDNs and more with DC2.

As a peering service provider, DC2 also enabes connection to Any2Exchange for Internet peering and LINX NoVA. CoreSite’s customers can also benefit from their one-to-many cloud access through the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange. Other features of DC2 includes native access to AWS Direct Connect, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, Alibaba Cloud, IBM Cloud Direct Link and Oracle FastConnect which is also seen in DC1.

DC2 is a project of datacenter/colocation expansion not just by facility but by market proximity as well. Good to know that this has influenced CoreSite’s market over time, just being a neighbor to offices of the US Departments of Labor, Commerce and Treasury. They are not just in Washington and Virginia, CoreSite also have data centers in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and the Silicon Valley region.