CoreSite picks Ciena to launch enhanced cloud exchange platform

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’s operates.

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, and cloud.

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 experience. 

“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.”