CoreSite LA3: CoreSite launches LA3

Dec 02, 2020 | Posted by Eric Bell

CoreSite has officially launched LA3, which was built in the parking lot of LA2 at 900 N Alameda. LA2 has an interesting history as it was  that was built in 1940 as a Postal Annex and it was the central mail processing facility for the Los Angeles metro until 1989.

The LA2/LA3 campus is connected by diverse dark fiber to CoreSite's One Wilshire data center.

The total cost of the project is expected to be $134 million and CoreSite already invested $94.5 million in the facility, according to the company’s SEC filings.

Artist Rendering of LA3

CoreSite Press Release on Dec 1, 2020:
CoreSite Expands in Los Angeles with Opening of LA3 Data CenterDecember 1, 2020 at 7:00 AM EST

 - Phase One - Open to support high density, next generation edge infrastructure -
 - The first ground-up, purpose-built data center in the heart of the Los Angeles metropolitan area -
 - Offers powerful interconnection to One Wilshire with robust ecosystem and access to leading cloud providers -

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 1, 2020-- CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR) (the “Company”), a premier provider of secure, reliable, high-performance data center, cloud and interconnection solutions in major U.S. metropolitan areas, today announced the opening of phase one of its new ground-up, enterprise class data center development in Los Angeles.

CoreSite has designed a 160,000+ square foot facility with a total of 18 megawatts of capacity, referred to as LA3, in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, and adjacent to CoreSite’s LA2 facility. The LA3 data center is the first purpose-built, ground-up development in downtown Los Angeles. CoreSite has completed phase one of the LA3 development, which consists of 51,000 square feet and six megawatts of capacity. Customers can have direct access to the largest interconnection community in North America while deploying in a modern, optimally efficient data center.

LA3 expands our footprint in Los Angeles – one of our most high-demand markets – expanding our world-class ecosystem connectivity,” says Brian Warren, CoreSite’s Senior Vice President of Development and Product Engineering. “We believe this enterprise-class, purpose built, ground-up development will be extremely well suited to meet our customers’ needs.” 

LA3 has a resilient and efficient design with: 

  • Optimized connectivity, three separate diverse fiber entry routes into the new data center 
  • High-count diverse dark fiber connecting LA3 to CoreSite’s LA1 and LA2 data center facilities. Customers are a cross connect away from accessing one of the world’s most well-developed ecosystems of cloud providers, networks and subsea cables. 
  • Designed for high resiliency, with all systems concurrently maintainable with diverse power delivery paths to the customer during maintenance activities 
  • Sustainably designed cooling system that utilizes economization for more than 60% of the year 
  • Compliant with LEED and ENERGY STAR design standards 
Expansive Los Angeles Campus with Robust Ecosystem

 CoreSite’s Los Angeles campus boasts one of the most well-developed data center ecosystems in the world, including domestic and international carriers, enterprises, cloud computing providers, media and entertainment firms, social networking sites and gaming companies. Tethered together by high-density dark-fiber, the campus is comprised of over 670 networks, cloud and enterprise customers. 

 As part of a connected campus, LA3 is positioned to deliver a rich community of: 

  • Enterprises with high-performance, low latency needs 
  • Best-of-breed solution partners for hybrid cloud architecture, migration and managed services needs 
  • Leading cloud service and content providers accessed via The CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange® featuring AWS Direct Connect, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud Direct Link and Oracle FastConnect
  • The largest selection of networks, including leading network providers deployed natively into LA3, create a low-latency network solution with global carriers, subsea cables, metro networks, SDNs and more