CoreSite Realty Corp is a Maryland corporation formed on February 17 2010. The Company is a fully integrated self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust Through its controlling interest in its Operating Partnership the Company is engaged in the business of ownership acquisition construction and management of strategically located data centers in some of the fastest growing data center markets in the United States, including the Northern Virginia (including Washington D.C.), New York, and San Francisco Bay areas, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Miami and Denver, which are specialized and secure buildings that house networking storage and communications technology infrastructure including servers storage devices switches routers and fiber optic transmission equipment.These buildings are designed to provide the power cooling and network connectivity necessary to efficiently operate this mission-critical equipment. Data centers located at points where many communications networks converge can also function as interconnection hubs where customers are able to connect to multiple networks and exchange traffic with each other. As of December 31, 2016, the property portfolio included 20 operating data center facilities, office and light‑industrial space and multiple development projects and space, which collectively comprised over 3.5 million net rentable square feet ("NRSF"), of which over 2.2 million NRSF is existing data center space.The Company competes with numerous developers owners and operators of technology-related real estate and data centers many of which own properties similar to ours in the same markets in which its properties are located including AT&T Inc., CenturyLink Inc., Savvis, Inc., a CenturyLink company, CyrusOne, Inc., Digital Realty Trust, Inc., DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc., Equinix, Inc., Internap Network Services Corporation, Quality Technology Services, RagingWire Data Centers, a NTT Communications company, SABEY Corporation, Verizon / Terremark Worldwide, Inc., Shaw Communications Inc. / ViaWest, Inc., and Zayo Inc.
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