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CoreSite Corporation started in 2001 as CRG West, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group. It was created to meet the needs of interconnection and data center customers at One Wilshire in Los Angeles and 55 South Market in San Jose.
From 2001 through 2009, CRG West continued to expand its data center footprint across the U.S. and broaden its offering of interconnection services. As CRG West’s strengths and abilities continued to grow, so did the company’s customer base. The Any2Exchange® for Internet peering was launched and quickly became the second largest of its kind in the country.
In 2009, CRG West rebranded as CoreSite, a name more indicative of the company’s national capabilities, international reach and mission-critical reliability. In 2010, CoreSite became publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Headquartered in Colorado, US, CoreSite has 17 operational data centers with two more under construction, in eight major communications markets across the United States, serves more than 800 customers and has a portfolio totaling more than 2.8 million square feet of data center space.
Services provided by CoreSite
CoreSite offers colocation and interconnection solutions for networks, cloud and IT service providers and enterprise companies spanning a variety of industries.
Colocation refers to the practice of deploying client’s IT infrastructure off-site at a data center or multi-tenant data center provider. There are many benefits of colocation, including access to economies of scale, greater bandwidth, lower latency, constant security, higher reliability, easy access to managed services, and flexible scalability.
As technology and customer demands evolve, CoreSite’s extensive interconnection solutions and more than 2.8 million square feet of on-demand colocation space are flexible enough to meet even the most stringent needs. From cabinets to cages or private suites, CoreSite has a colocation solution for client’s business.
Data Center Interconnection Solutions
Coresite open cloud exchange: The CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange is a community of enterprises and public, private and hybrid cloud providers that allows you to connect to numerous buyers and sellers and discover new partnership opportunities.
Peering exchanges: CoreSite data centers feature top Internet Exchanges such as AMS-IX, DE-CIX, LINX and NYIIX, as well as their own CoreSite Any2Exchange® for Internet peering.
Data center cross connects: CoreSite cross connects provide access to a dynamic ecosystem of customer networks, facilitating traffic exchange, reinforcing network resiliency and enabling disaster recovery.
Blended IP: Offering single connections for traditional connectivity and fully redundant connections for mission-critical applications, Blended IP is a simple solution for the low bandwidth requirements that accompany a data center deployment.
AWS direct connect: AWS Direct Connect allows you to connect directly to Amazon Web Services through a private network connection, reducing network costs, increasing security and ensuring more consistent network performance.
Inter-Site Connectivity: Inter-site connectivity creates a virtual extension between sites, allowing one to expand capacity or augment network access to enable growth within client’s region.
Healthcare Organizations: CoreSite data centers provide high-performance, reliable solutions that enable healthcare organizations to overcome growing patient demands, tightening regulatory requirements and critical security challenges.
Financial services: With CoreSite data center solutions, financial services organizations can meet the strictest regulations, be confident in the security of their data, scale cost-effectively and easily connect to ultra-low latency network solutions.
Network providers: CoreSite data centers help network providers maximize their return on interconnection with access to highly-interconnected facilities, direct-tethered campuses, leading peering exchanges and an expanding customer ecosystem.
Cloud & IT service: CoreSite enables cloud and IT service providers to scale flexibly, maintain performance and security, and easily interconnect to a variety of network, enterprise and other cloud companies.
Digital media: Digital media and content providers rely on CoreSite for access to numerous Tier 1 networks and CDNs, robust performance and flexible colocation solutions.
Meet the Key Executive
Tom Ray, President & CEO
Tom apart from being the key executive, Tom is a member of the company’s Board of Directors too. Tom has been responsible for CoreSite’s activities since its founding in 2001.
Prior to the initial public offering of CoreSite, Tom also served as a Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, focusing upon opportunities for the firm’s real estate funds and leading those funds’ activities in the data center sector. He brings over 25 years of experience making and managing investments and businesses throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. Prior to joining Carlyle, Tom held roles of increasing responsibility with the Security Capital Group of companies (ProLogis, CarrAmerica and predecessors to Archstone-Smith). Prior to that, he practiced real estate and transactional law. Tom received his M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin Graduate School of Business
“We are focused on providing our customers with data center solutions to meet their individual business needs.”