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CoreSite Launches “CloudCommunity” – Cloud Test Centers and Innovation Forum

April 12, 2010 by  

Web Host ToolboxDenver, CO – CoreSite, a leading data center, colocation and peering provider, announces today its “CloudCommunity” initiative at the company’s Bay Area data center in Milpitas and Los Angeles data center at 900 N. Alameda.

The program features a multi-regional, interconnected cloud testing environment as well as an interactive forum for cloud-related innovation and thought leadership. CoreSite will provide participants with data center space, power, cooling, security, and connectivity via the Any2 Internet exchange. 3Tera® will be offering the use of their industry-leading cloud integration application “AppLogic” free of charge as well, including a full tutorial on proper usage.


Bandwidth will be provided free of charge, courtesy of InfoRelay, an enterprise-level managed service provider. InfoRelay, an existing CoreSite customer in multiple data centers, also recently expanded at its presence by 50 cabinets at CoreSite’s Northern Virginia data center.

CoreSite’s CloudCommunity will allow companies to test service models and improve their “clouds” with respect to geographic load balancing, disaster recovery models, on-demand processing and storage, and energy efficiency.

“CoreSite’s CloudCommunity initiative shows how strategic they view cloud computing and we’re excited to provide support for the program,” said Bert Armijo, svp marketing and product management, 3Tera, Inc. “With the CloudCommunity initiative and CoreSite’s Any2 network enterprises and service providers can test cloud implementations across multiple locations. Combined with a turn-key cloud computing platform like AppLogic® participants will be able to test high-end services such as instant fail-over, application migration, disaster recovery and data consistency allowing quicker evaluation of performance, security and operational costs required to successfully leverage the cloud.”

“We have commissioned our cloud-based testing framework and will being testing in March 2010,” stated Dave Clark, president of Red Peak, a provider of grid computing solutions. “We are excited to see the results from this program and look forward to playing a significant role in the thought leadership forum.”

Point-to-point connectivity will be available from Milpitas to Los Angeles via CoreSite’s Any2 Internet exchange, delivering a multi-regional test environment for companies choosing to engage in this manner. Participants will be posting feedback on the CloudCommunity public forum, located at http://www.CoreSite.com/blog/CloudCommunity/. The forum is open for comments from all companies with an expertise or interest in cloud computing initiatives.

“CoreSite’s CloudCommunity initiative is going to help accelerate the adoption of cloud computing by providing an easy and powerful way for participants to test real cloud deployments,” said Matt Reid, vice president at Eucalyptus Systems. “We are pleased to be among the first organizations to take advantage of CoreSite CloudCommunity to promote the rapid evolution of the open source Eucalyptus private cloud software.”

About CoreSite
CoreSite partners with customers to provide reliable, secure data centers that improve business continuity and promote the growth of their ICT infrastructure. The company builds and manages data centers across the United States, offering more than two million square feet of wholesale data center space and colocation services to more than 500 customers. A wholly owned operating partner of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms, CoreSite delivers the level of security, service, and network access businesses need to compete in the global marketplace. Visit www.CoreSite.com for additional information.

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