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CoreSite Achieves “Six-Nines” Availability for Third Consecutive Year

CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR), a provider of secure, reliable, high-performance data center solutions, today announced that for the third consecutive year it has achieved an average uptime exceeding 99.9999 percent, or “six-nines,” across its platform of data center facilities.

Six-nines availability reduces unscheduled downtime to less than 32 seconds per year, against CoreSite’s 100%-uptime service level agreement. Compared to the industry benchmark of five-nines availability, which correlates to downtime exceeding 5 minutes annually, six-nines availability provides businesses with nearly 10 times the statistical reliability in the data center environment supporting optimal performance of mission-critical data and IT infrastructure.

“We are pleased to again be an industry leader in data center reliability, reflecting the professionalism, training and care of our facilities teams as well as the high quality of our enterprise-class data centers,” said Tom Ray, CEO at CoreSite. “As part of our commitment to provide best-in-class service to our customers, we take pride in providing exceptionally high levels of reliability across all of our product and service offerings. Achieving six-nines availability for the third consecutive year, including 100-percent availability through Hurricane Sandy in 2012, is a testament to the quality and dependability of those services and our people. Importantly, the reliability of our data centers underscores the high standards and rigorous training we commit to in providing secure and high-performance solutions to enterprises, networks and clouds as they work together in CoreSite facilities to power and support the information, communication, and technology needs of the world’s most demanding customers.”

As part of our commitment to deliver excellence in all areas of customer experience, CoreSite’s on-site facility and security employees receive extensive and recurring training and must pass the company’s internal certification exams to reach specified levels of accountability. Providing an additional, third-party review, CoreSite’s data centers reflect SSAE 16 Type 2 SOC 1 certification. CoreSite remains committed to providing customers with highly reliable, secure and compliant data center solutions, including support enabling customers to comply with regulatory compliance requirements including HIPAA, PCI, FISMA, and others as needed.

About CoreSite

CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR) delivers secure and reliable data center solutions across eight key North American markets. CoreSite connects, protects and delivers an optimal performance environment and continued operation of mission-critical data and IT infrastructure for enterprises and Internet, private networking, mobility, and cloud service providers. CoreSite's scalable platform of over two and a half million square feet of efficient, network-dense, cloud-enabled data center capacity enables customers to accelerate business performance, reduce operating costs and increase flexibility across their IT and communications systems. CoreSite's 350 professionals deliver best-in-class service by placing customer needs first in supporting the planning, implementation and operating requirements foundational to delivering reliable, secure and efficient IT operating environments.

More than 750 of the world’s leading enterprises, carriers and mobile operators, content and cloud providers and media and entertainment companies choose CoreSite to connect, protect and optimize their performance-sensitive data, applications and computing workloads. CoreSite provides valuable gateways to global business opportunities with direct access to more than 275 carriers and ISPs, inter-site connectivity and CoreSite's Open Cloud Exchange, which supports rapid, efficient and scalable Ethernet access to multiple key public clouds, enabling simple, flexible, multiple-cloud capabilities.

For more information, visit www.CoreSite.com.

Forward Looking Statements

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