Astound Business Solutions, CoreSite partnership enables cloud on-ramps, fiber diversity

Nov. 2, 2023
The two companies can extend their fiber and data center service sets to more business customers.

Astound Business Solutions and CoreSite, a hybrid IT solutions provider, have allied to provide complementary fiber and routes to cloud-based services to business customers.

As part of the agreement, Astound is deploying its network into CoreSite’s hybrid IT infrastructure in multiple purpose-built data center campuses in strategic markets, including Boston, Chicago, Washington D.C., Los Angeles and Silicon Valley.

By integrating with CoreSite, Astound’s new and existing business customers will get direct access to native cloud onramps to the leading public cloud providers and high-performance, dedicated connectivity to networks and partners within CoreSite’s data centers. In turn, CoreSite customers will have access to more than 40,000 fiber route miles on Astound’s nationwide fiber network.   

Astound selected CoreSite based on the IT provider’s 20-year track record of providing highly redundant, secure colocation solutions and its robust ecosystem of enterprise customers and digital platforms. In addition, CoreSite’s high-performance, secure and diverse connectivity translates into a competitive edge and growth opportunities for Astound’s business customers through operational continuity, reduced costs, lower latency and scalability. 

Both providers see synergies from the partnership.

For Astound, the benefit is expanding its product portfolio, mainly cloud services.

“Astound and CoreSite are highly complementary, both geographically and operationally, and we are committed to maintaining a localized, customer-centric business approach,” said Patrick Knorr, Chief Commercial Officer for Astound Business Solutions. “Working with CoreSite strengthens our offerings for our 75,000 business customers in key markets across the U.S. and we look forward to the prospect of expanding the relationship as our business continues to grow.” 

Likewise, CoreSite’s multi-site customers can enhance network diversity while connecting more sites through one source.

“Adding Astound to key CoreSite data center campuses across the U.S. benefits Astound’s customers through enhanced connectivity and cloud access, while our customers benefit from having Astound’s strong nationwide fiber network available to them,” said Juan Font, President and CEO of CoreSite, SVP of U.S. Tower.  “This collaboration makes sense on many levels, and we look forward to working with Astound to develop it further.’”  

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About the Author

Sean Buckley

Sean is responsible for establishing and executing the editorial strategies of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report across their websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products.

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