CoreSite Realty deploying Ciena's multi-domain service orchestrator to improve network automation and reliability

CoreSite Realty Corp. is deploying Ciena's Blue Planet multi-domain service orchestrator (MDSO) to improve its Open Cloud Exchange platform and deliver advanced functionality and new features to customers. The offering includes support for 100-Gbps connections and for single port connections to Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, upgraded capacity management capabilities, and strong API functionality.

CoreSite Realty Corp. (NYSE:COR) said that it is deploying Ciena's Blue Planet multi-domain service orchestrator (MDSO) to improve its Open Cloud Exchange platform and deliver advanced functionality and new features to customers. The offering includes support for 100-Gbps connections and for single port connections to Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, upgraded capacity management capabilities, and strong API functionality. CoreSite says the Open Cloud Exchange platform is expected to be completely operational by July.

CoreSite is a data center servicesprovider with direct connectivity to communications service providers and the ability to support fiber and Ethernet-based interconnection (see, for example, "SEA-US Trans-Pacific Cable System to land at CoreSite's Los Angeles data center"). Available across all of CoreSite's eight North American markets,its Open Cloud Exchange interconnection platform enables enterprises and service providers to expand hybrid and multi-cloud network architectures. The Open Cloud Exchange platform currently gives customers direct access to AWS Direct Connect, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, Alibaba Cloud, Faction, PacketFabric, major public and private cloud providers, and other network and services providers as well.

According to CoreSite, network operators and enterprises can develop, deploy, and automate the end-to-end provisioning of network services encompassing the WAN, data center, and cloud with Ciena's Blue Planet MDSO. Blue Planet will enable CoreSite's customers to interconnect to various cloud service providers through an on-demand portal within the upgraded Open Cloud Exchange platform, says the company.

"We are excited to work with Ciena's world-class development team to create for our customers an exceptional Open Cloud Exchange upgrade to provide our customers innovative ways to efficiently and effectively customize and optimize their network architecture," said Brian Warren, senior vice president of product and engineering at CoreSite. "This new platform will provide our customers with the ability to quickly adapt to new demands, while maintaining full self-service control of network transformation."

In April Ciena enhanced policy capabilities in the Blue Planet software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) orchestration platform using the architectural framework from the Linux Foundation's open-source Open Networking Automation Platform (see "Ciena enhances Blue Planet platform's policy capabilities for more software-centric networks").

With Blue Planet's networking automation capabilities, the Open Cloud Exchange will enable customers to adjust bandwidth to a specific cloud service provider to meet changing needs.

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