CoreSite launched an Open Cloud Exchange to help its data center customers to connect directly to the cloud service providers of their choice.
The CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange is available immediately in seven of CoreSite's North American data center campuses including Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, New York, Northern Virginia, Boston, and Washington, DC.
CoreSite's partners in providing initial Open Cloud Exchange services include:
- CENX, a leader in Carrier Ethernet interconnect systems and services, will provide its CENX Automated Ethernet Lifecycle Management software specially designed for CoreSite's Open Cloud Exchange, enabling single sign-on management of Layer 2 cloud infrastructure services and full MEF CE 2.0 compatibility.
- RightScale, the leader in cloud computing management, will provide the platform to deploy and manage business-critical applications across public, private, and hybrid clouds. RightScale offers efficient configuration, monitoring, automation, and governance of cloud computing infrastructure and applications.
- RiverMeadow Software will deliver its automated cloud onboarding SaaS developed specifically for migrating servers and workloads into and between Carrier Service Provider Clouds.
- Brocade will provide the hardware infrastructure and switching logic at the heart of the Open Cloud Exchange.
"We're building the industry's premier home for cloud services," said Jarrett Appleby, COO, CoreSite. "With networks—the oxygen for cloud services—as the foundation, adding the industry's leading cloud providers will create best-in-class scalability, management, automation, software, and many-to-many exchange capability. The Open Cloud Exchange offers our customers enormous provider flexibility, guaranteed performance, real-time monitoring, and easy management of cloud infrastructure services."
Separately, CoreSite announced plans to acquire a 280,000 square-foot building and 10 acres of land in Secaucus, New Jersey. The new facility, which will be referred to as NY2, will offer up to 18 critical megawatts of capacity. CoreSite expects to invest $65.0 million to acquire the facility, redevelop the powered shell, and complete the initial phase of inventory consisting of 65,000 square feet. The company said there is potential to build additional data centers at the site as market demand warrants.