Construction Starts on Downtown Chicago Data Center
CHICAGO—CoreSite Realty Corp. of Denver has commenced construction on the first phase of its 169,000-square-foot colocation data center known as “CH2” here.
“We’re excited to have under construction an enterprise-class, purpose-built data center designed to deliver 18 megawatts of power and 169,000 net rentable square feet of capacity in Downtown Chicago,” says Matt Gleason, CoreSite’s VP and general manager. “We expect to complete the first phase of the building next year, delivering an efficient data center design capable of supporting high density requirements and enabling customers to solve for mission critical, performance-sensitive hybrid cloud applications.”
Company officials say the CH2 data center is designed to leverage an interconnected campus environment with plans to deliver connection via redundant high-count dark fiber to CoreSite’s CH1 data center, the company’s key interconnection hub in Chicago.
On Tuesday, CoreSite Realty, a provider of secure, reliable, high-performance data center and interconnection solutions across the US, announced the launch of its CoreSite Interconnect GatewaySM or “CIG” solution.
The CoreSite Interconnect GatewaySM offers businesses a way to simplify and accelerate their digital integration by enabling a dedicated, high-performance interconnection solution between their cloud and network service providers, while establishing a flexible IT architecture that allows them to adapt to market demands and rapidly evolving technologies.
The CoreSite Interconnect GatewaySM solution starts with CoreSite’s scalable, secure, and reliable data centers, and directly integrates enterprises’ WAN architecture into CoreSite’s native cloud and carrier ecosystem using high-speed fiber and virtual interconnections, the company stated.
“With our CoreSite Interconnect GatewaySM, we address key challenges many enterprises are struggling with as they modernize their WAN architecture and integrate their digital strategy,” said Steven Smith, CoreSite’s chief revenue officer. “We offer customers a simplified and managed network solution that reduces latency, improves application performance, and provides a consistent end-user experience that is protected with an industry-leading SLA.”
In February, CoreSite reported that it expanded its Washington DC campus with a new colocation data center facility (“DC2”) that is open and operational. The DC2 data center connects via high-count dark fiber to CoreSite’s DC1 data center, one of the company’s key interconnection hubs on the East Coast, as well as to its Reston campus in Northern Virginia.
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