Flexential, a colocation and hybrid IT infrastructure provider formerly known as Peak 10 + ViaWest, has announced the launch of FlexAnywhere – a software-defined network fabric that would deliver high capacity, low latency and secured connectivity from the data center and cloud, to the edge.
FlexAnywhere would deliver high-speed predictable throughput from Flexential’s growing portfolio of 41 interconnected edge data centers across the United States, yielding faster performing applications and reduced costs for customers by eliminating the need for multiple, complex network deployments. It provides access to more than 80 domestic and international carriers, 14 cloud nodes, multiple peering exchanges and more than 250 network, data center, managed service and cloud providers, including AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.
Additionally, FlexAnywhere would deliver fast direct network connection to Asia and the South Pacific via the New Cross Pacific and Hawaiki subsea cables. “Businesses today struggle to keep up with the rapid pace of technology evolution,” said Craig Matsumoto, senior analyst at IT industry analyst firm, 451 Research. ” Even with cloud technologies, once they select an infrastructure solution, they can find themselves locked into long-term contracts as better technologies emerge. Services like FlexAnywhere let users consume network and infrastructure in a more flexible way, helping them to remain nimble.”
Network Partner Ecosystem
Access to the FlexAnywhere ecosystem is supported by Flexential’s growing list of network partners including CenturyLink, Zayo, Telia Carrier, Megaport and PacketFabric. Customers also have access to 24/7 network support and on-call backbone engineering staff.
“We are committed to helping our customers overcome interconnection complexities and connect them to any location,” said Chris Downie, CEO of Flexential. “With the launch of FlexAnywhere, our customers can bypass the public internet and use a single interface to directly connect their infrastructure to hyperscale cloud providers, back office platforms and internal customer data centers over a private and secure network.”