CoreSite, CENX link to support cloud-based services

JANUARY 20, 2011 -- Data center provider CoreSite Realty Corp (NYSE: COR) and Carrier Ethernet exchange company CENX, Inc. have reached an agreement that will enable CENX to offer its Carrier Ethernet exchange services in CoreSite data centers.

JANUARY 20, 2011 -- Data center provider CoreSite Realty Corp (NYSE: COR) and Carrier Ethernet exchange company CENX, Inc. have reached an agreement that will enable CENX to offer its Carrier Ethernet exchange services in CoreSite data centers. The agreement supports CENX expansion to new markets, including the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Northern Virginia, and Washington, DC as well as additional data centers in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York.

In particular, the pairing will enable service providers to leverage the CENX exchange and CoreSite data centers to deliver cloud-based offerings, according to Nan Chen, president of CENX. The agreement also expands CENX’s footprint in North America. At full deployment, CENX Carrier Ethernet Exchange services are expected to be available to all of CoreSite’s more than 600 data center customers.

CENX had executed a similar partnership to extend its footprint in Europe. Chen said that similar agreements in other parts of the world would not be out of the question.

“At CoreSite, our mission is to find new ways to deliver increased value to every customer, while focusing on what we do best: data centers and peering,” said Thomas M. Ray, president and CEO of CoreSite. “The agreement with CENX enables our data center customers to benefit immediately from Carrier Ethernet services with a leading provider, augmenting the range of interconnection and peering currently available in our data centers. We believe that the CENX platform will create additional value to our customers, who currently rely upon CoreSite to facilitate or provide over 9,000 interconnections making Internet and other forms of communication increasingly efficient, responsive and reliable.”

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