25 June 2018
| James Pearce
CoreSite Realty Corporation has launched an Open Cloud Exchange platform, offering customers support for single port connections to Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, enhanced capacity management capabilities, and support for 100G connections.
CoreSite – which offers high-performance data
centre and interconnection solutions – said the
service is expected to be fully operational in early July and
will also include direct access to AWS Direct Connect, Alibaba
Cloud, and PacketFabric.
The enhanced service is utilising Ciena’s Blue
Planet Multi-Doman Service Orchestrator, and will be made
available across all eight markets where
CoreSite serves more than 1,250 enteprises, network
operators and cloud providers through its flexible and scalable
solutions, all based in eight North American market.
"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, SVP 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."
Ciena’s Blue Planet MDSO is an open and
vendor-agnostic software solution that allows network operators
and enterprises to create, deploy, and automate the end-to-end
provisioning of network services spanning the WAN, data centre,
CoreSite will use it in its enhanced Open Cloud Exchange
platform to enable customers to interconnect to a number of
cloud operators through an on-demand platform.
Kailem Anderson, VP of software and services at Ciena said:
"Innovative data centre providers like CoreSite understand the
benefit of leveraging advanced software solutions to not only
reduce network complexity and costs, but to help accelerate
service delivery and provide a best-in-class customer
"Ciena’s Blue Planet solution accomplishes
these goals by providing software control and intelligent
automation capabilities that will enable
CoreSite’s network providers to truly adapt to
rapidly changing IT environments."
Open cloud Exchange,