CoreSite’s Open Cloud Exchange Platform Accelerates Digital Business

CoreSite, a hybrid IT solutions provider and subsidiary of American Tower Corporation, has released innovative product enhancements to its software-defined networking platform, the Open Cloud Exchange (OCX).

The enhanced services include automating additional provisioning functionality within AWS and Microsoft Azure Cloud and direct cloud-to-cloud communication capabilities on CoreSite’s managed virtual routers. This comes at a time when rapid and secure cloud connectivity is paramount for businesses to succeed in today’s digital economy.

CoreSite revolutionized network connectivity over a decade ago with the introduction of the OCX. The interconnection platform provides connectivity and a robust and interconnected partner ecosystem needed to reach new markets, rapidly scale on-demand, reduce total cost of operation and accelerate IT modernization.

Since its debut, CoreSite has invested in building out the platform to support modern use cases in the age of digitization. The enhanced network services introduce additional automation for the AWS and Microsoft Azure Clouds to the OCX ecosystem, with more leading cloud service and SaaS providers slated to join over the next few months.

“The Open Cloud Exchange provides our diverse customer base with the fastest and most secure way to interconnect their private infrastructure with public cloud resources – and to interoperate with each other. We make it simple by providing our Service Delivery Platform where customers can instantly scale by turning up or turning down virtual routers in their environment with just a few clicks of their mouse,” said Brian Warren, SVP of Development and Product Management at CoreSite.

The OCX platform serves customers of all types. Recent use cases include:

  • An IT solutions and managed services provider that was able to cut spending by 35 percent and enhance system security for its high-profile customers with direct cloud connectivity.
  • A health care customer benefited by expanding its disaster recovery and business continuity strategy by adding the OCX to its colocation solution.
  • A telecommunications customer leveraged the OCX to expand its business operations to the West Coast.

Additional benefits include:

  • Rapidly scale and deploy new applications across multiple U.S. markets using inter-market connectivity
  • Improve network performance and security with guaranteed private network isolation, throughput and lower latency compared to public internet connections
  • Increase speed to market and gain greater control and optionality
  • Recoup expensive cloud egress fees and redirect funds and internal resources to other business priorities

For more information, visit CoreSite.