Sidera extends fiber network to CoreSite's data centers

Sidera may have its own growing colocation and data center business, but it continues to find opportunities to provide fiber connectivity to other providers, and the agreement it signed with CoreSite Realty on Monday is evidence of that trend.

Under the terms of the agreement, Sidera will provide connectivity to CoreSite data centers in five major markets where it currently operates its network: Chicago, Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., and Reston, Va.

Providing a way to connect the islands of data centers, Sidera's fiber network connectivity will be able to address the needs of CoreSite's market segment clients in demanding industries such as financial services, content delivery and media.

Besides connectivity, the agreement will provide CoreSite's customers various benefits. Financial customers, for one, will be able to get access to over 40 financial exchanges and Sidera's low latency network.

In addition, Sidera will extend peering on CoreSite's Any2 exchange. This means the service provider will be able to provide access to CoreSite's Open Internet Exchange, an aggregation hub that provides peering and interconnection elements to CoreSite customers.

While Sidera does provide colocation space for its business clients, they and other providers like tw telecom are finding a growing niche offering their fiber network services to other data center providers that need fiber connectivity.

Sidera itself will be able to respond to a number of other data center connectivity opportunities as it moves forward with its network
expansion efforts in Virginia, which are set to be completed in 2013. The service provider is also targeting potential opportunities in three other areas, including North and South Carolina, Miami and Latin America, where there has been continual growth in new data centers.

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