CoreSite, a datacenter provider has announced that the company’s Los Angeles datacenter has been selected as the North American access point for the new SEA-US Trans-Pacific cable system. The SEA-US Trans-Pacific cable system is an underwater cable that connects different countries along its path.
The SEA-US Trans-Pacific cable system is expected to come online by the 2nd quarter of 2017. The initial capacity of the cable system will be 20 Terabit per second.
SEA-US Trans-Pacific Cable System Selects CoreSite’s Los Angeles Data Center Campus for Its North American Access Point
Providing submarine cable connectivity between Asia and the West Coast of the United States
January 16, 2017 07:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR), a premier provider of secure, reliable, high-performance data center and interconnection solutions across the U.S., announced today that CoreSite will be the access point for the SEA-US Trans-Pacific Cable System in its Los Angeles data center campus. SEA-US’s Submarine Line Terminating Equipment (SLTE) will be hosted by CoreSite and directly connect the West Coast of the U.S. with Indonesia and the Philippines, including Manado in Indonesia, Davao in Southern Philippines; Piti in the territory of Guam; as well as Honolulu (on the island of Oahu), Hawaii. The SEA-US cable system addresses the traffic demands for broadband and mobile content on the trans-Pacific route with unmatched latency from Indonesia to the United States.
The system will be approximately 15,000 kilometers in length, stretched along a unique route and has been designed and engineered to bypass earthquake prone areas in East Asia, thereby providing a unique and strategic diverse path in the range of connectivity to transpacific networks with ensured stable and reliable connectivity.
“CoreSite drives high-performance solutions to business requirements by connecting strategic communities of interest supported by best-in-class network and computing services,” said Paul Szurek, CEO of CoreSite. “The SEA-US submarine cable system will be the sixth subsea cable to offer direct access from our Los Angeles campus, augmenting the importance of CoreSite’s data center platform in the trans-Pacific route to key Indonesian and Asian markets.”
The CoreSite Los Angeles campus includes two data center facilities – LA1, also known as One Wilshire®, and LA2 with over 424,000 square feet of scalable space in downtown Los Angeles, connected by robust dark-fiber assets. With over 500 current customers, 240 of which are networks, CoreSite’s Los Angeles campus is one of the most densely interconnected data center campuses in the world, making it a strategic landing point on the SEA-US cable system. Using SEA-US, CoreSite customers will benefit from a state-of-the-art high-performance route connecting businesses to Southeast Asia.
The SEA-US trans-Pacific cable system is backed by a consortium of seven investing companies, including PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia International, Globe Telecom, Hawaiian Telecom, Teleguam Holdings, GTI Corporation, RAM Telecom International (RTI), and Telkom USA, and has been designed with 2-fiber-pair cable and optical transmission technologies with an initial capacity of 20 terabit per second (Tb/s) (100 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) x 100 wavelengths x 2 fiber-pairs). The SEA-US system is expected to begin operating during the second quarter of 2017.
CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR) delivers secure, reliable, high-performance data center and interconnection solutions to a growing customer ecosystem across eight key North American markets. More than 1,000 of the world’s leading enterprises, network operators, cloud providers, and supporting service providers choose CoreSite to connect, protect and optimize their performance-sensitive data, applications and computing workloads. Our scalable, flexible solutions and 400+ dedicated employees consistently deliver unmatched data center options — all of which leads to a best-in-class customer experience and lasting relationships. For more information, visit www.CoreSite.com.
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