CoreSite Realty Corporation has announced the availability of Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute through CoreSite’s Boston data center. Private connectivity to Microsoft Azure via ExpressRoute is now available in four of CoreSite’s markets, including through its Denver, Los Angeles, and New York data center campuses.

CoreSite customers in Boston may now privately connect to Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics 365 via the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange, which provides private, SLA-backed virtual connections and on-demand provisioning. The integration of Azure ExpressRoute and the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange provides CoreSite customers with the opportunity to establish a fast and reliable connection into Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics 365 that bypasses the public Internet. With a dedicated, high-performance Azure ExpressRoute connection, customers have a natural extension of their data centers and can build hybrid applications that span on-premises infrastructure and Azure without compromising privacy or performance.

CoreSite customers in Boston, Denver, New York, and Los Angeles can efficiently transfer large data sets for high-performance computing, migrate virtual machines between dev-test environments in Azure to production environments housed in a CoreSite datacenter and optimize replication for business continuity, disaster recovery, and other high-availability strategies. Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute also enables Office 365 and Dynamics 365 customers to streamline network connectivity for Exchange, Skype for Business and SharePoint services.

“By providing our customers with direct connectivity to Azure ExpressRoute in our Boston market, we are enabling enterprises to more effectively deploy and realize the benefits of hybrid and multi-cloud solutions,” said Brian Warren, senior vice president of engineering & product at CoreSite. “Through the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange, we are able to offer our customers flexible and reliable connections to the cloud, while ensuring security, optimal performance and scalability.”

CoreSite’s Boston data center (BO1) borders Cambridge and Boston’s central business district, serving the many health care, financial, technology, and educational enterprises located in the area, and currently provides access to more than 80 network, cloud and IT service providers. This strategically located colocation facility is tethered to regional communication hubs and offers customers secure, reliable, high-performance solutions for their mission-critical business applications.