CoreSite Realty Corporation and CENX, Inc., have announced the execution of an agreement enabling CENX to offer its Carrier Ethernet Exchange services in CoreSite data centers. The agreement supports CENX expansion to new markets, including the Bay Area, Boston, Northern Virginia, and Washington, DC as well as additional data centers in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York.

The increased data center presence readies CENX for immediate growth, with some industry analysts projecting the Carrier Ethernet market to hit $40 billion by 2014. CoreSite’s data center offering creates an efficient, reliable deliverable to Exchange members with a single data center provider to uphold service level agreements and uptime guarantees. CoreSite data centers are SAS 70 certified, with 99.999% uptime posted across the portfolio since its inception.

CENX will own and operate its Carrier Ethernet Exchange services, with CoreSite’s network-dense data centers providing national access points. CENX Carrier Ethernet Exchanges offer access to more than 15 million Ethernet Service Locations (ESLs), the most of any Carrier Ethernet Exchange provider (based on published data). CENX Exchange members benefit from extended network reach, route optimization and diversification, and cost savings. At full deployment, CENX Carrier Ethernet Exchange services are expected to be available to all of CoreSite’s 600+ data center customers.

“At CoreSite, our mission is to find new ways to deliver increased value to every customer, while focusing on what we do best: data centers and peering,” said Thomas M. Ray, president and CEO of CoreSite. “The agreement with CENX enables our data center customers to benefit immediately from Carrier Ethernet services with a leading provider, augmenting the range of interconnection and peering currently available in our data centers. We believe that the CENX platform will create additional value to our customers, who currently rely upon CoreSite to facilitate or provide over 9,000 interconnections making Internet and other forms of communication increasingly efficient, responsive and reliable.”

“As a result of CoreSite’s extensive data center presence, CENX is well-positioned for significant growth,” said Nan Chen, president of CENX. “As the world’s first, largest and most connected Carrier Ethernet Exchanges, we believe that combining our services with CoreSite’s strong, well-connected data centers and our innovation in integrating Carrier Ethernet services, IP, voice, and video connections over a single or protected high-speed connection, we will provide an extremely compelling platform for service and content providers alike.”