CoreLink Overview – Who is CoreLink?
CoreLink Data Centers is a provider of colocation data center services and solutions with five facilities spanning Seattle, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Chicago. CoreLink is owned by their management and MC Venture Partners, a private equity and venture capital company.
CoreLink was started in 2007 as a partnership between MC Venture Partners and entrepreneur Geoff Hampson, aimed at acquiring existing data centers in underserved markets.
Chicago Data Center Facility
CoreLink’s Chicago data center is a 81,600 sq. ft., N + 1 facility, with the capacity to deliver 16 MW of power to the 65,000 sq. ft. of raised floor space.
The Chicago facility is located some 25 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, and 11 miles northwest of O’Hare International Airport.
Connectivity providers at this facility include AT&T, AboveNet, Level3 and Verizon. Access to additional carriers and peering exchanges is possible through a 10Gbps connection to 350. East Cermak, one of the largest data center facilities in the world.
Las Vegas Data Center Facility
CoreLink’s Las Vegas data center facility is a 13,260 sq. ft., N+1 facility, with the capacity to deliver 1.6 MW of power to the 9,500 sq. ft. of raised floor space.
The Las Vegas facility is located just off of Las Vegas Blvd., and 7 miles from the McCarran International Airport, just near the famous Fremont Street.
Connectivity carriers offered at the Las Vegas facility include 1Velocity, AFS, Cogent, CenturyTel, Integra, Level3, Mzima, Premianet.com, XO and Time Warner Telecom.
Phoenix Data Center Facility
CoreLink’s Phoenix data center facility is a 27,000 sq. ft., N+1 facility, with the capacity to deliver 3 MW of power to the 16,200 sq. ft. of raised floor space.
The Phoenix facility is located adjacent to the Park Central Shopping Center, some 9 miles away from the airport and a 3 mile straight shot on N. Central Ave. to downtown.
Connectivity providers include AboveNet, Cogent, Cox, Highwinds, Integra, Level3, Qwest, Salt River Project, TW Telecom, XO and Zayo. CoreLink offers a blended bandwith solution and 10 Gig and 2.5 Gig ports on campus via redundant and diverse fiber paths.
Seattle Data Center Facility
CoreLink has two Seattle data center facilities. The Seattle 01 data center is a 17,200 sq. ft, N+1 facility, and the Seattle 02 data center is a 40,000 sq. ft., N+1 facility. Combined the two facilities offer 33,000 sq. ft. of raised floor space.
The Seattle 01 and 02 data centers are located near each other, just 4 miles north of the SeaTac airport and 9 miles south of downtown Seattle.
The Tough Questions
With an N+1 infrastructure, how do you guarantee 100% uptime in your SLA? Wouldn’t you need a 2N infrastructure to do that?
Is CoreLink going after 2nd tier markets or 1st tier markets? They have a presence in Las Vegas and Pheonix, both second tier markets, but they also have a presence in Seattle and Chicago. Why did they move into Chicago instead of another second tier market?
When will CoreLink come out with a Cloud service? It’s becoming expected for a data center to also offer a cloud computing product.
Latest Posts on CoreLink
- Customer Win: CoreLink Selected by Seattle Computing CoreLink was selected by Seattle Computing to provide network infrastructure support. Seattle Computing supports companies that require intensive IT infrastructure support, and CoreLink’s Seattle data center facility will provide a facility and highly available infrastructure for Seattle Computing’s customers. “CoreLink and Seattle Computing are both dedicated to delivering unmatched service levels that our respective ...
- Customer Win: CoreLink Selected By Planet Logic CoreLink was selected by Planet Logic to provide customized and scalable infrastructure support to Planet Logic, LLC. In the service level agreement, CoreLink is to provide 100% uptime, and guarantee full and uninterrupted availability of their services hosted in CoreLink’s Chicago data center facility. This is a big win for CoreLink, as Planet Logic provides managed ...