Flexential Plans Major Platform Expansion to Handle Unprecedented Growth

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Flexential, one of the world’s top suppliers of data center colocation, cloud, and connectivity, plans to add 33 MW of new sustainable data center construction projects in 2022, more than double the rate of expansion from the previous year. By the end of 2022, Flexential expects to have greatly expanded its nationwide FlexAnywhere platform, with the objective of giving clients over 220 MW and 3 million square feet of capacity across 19 markets.

Flexential has commenced construction on the first phase of a new highly sustainable data center in the important Atlanta, GA market as the next step in its plan. Atlanta-Douglasville will have approximately 150,000 square feet of IT space and 22.5 MW of power capacity when fully built out. It will be built to the company’s most energy- and water-efficient Gen 5 design.

Flexential also stated that it has finished the largest development project it has ever undertaken. Colocation customers in Portland now have access to 358,000 square feet of space in the Hillsboro 3 data center, which has a capacity of 36 megawatts. The nationwide platform expansion complements recently announced initiatives in Denver, Colorado, and Dallas, Texas.

New FlexAnywhere Solutions

Photo Chris Downie, CEO at Flexential
“As we all reflect on the challenges of the past two years and look to the future to accommodate new realities, driving growth has never been a more complicated mission,” said Chris Downie, CEO at Flexential.

To meet the demand for quick deployment of vital infrastructure, the firm has announced three new preconfigured blueprints that will help clients grow their digital businesses. The solutions include best practices for expediting the implementation of hybrid IT solutions, boosting infrastructure performance, and lowering latency to public clouds, partners, and consumers. They were developed based on substantial customer input from hundreds of real-world deployments.

“As we all reflect on the challenges of the past two years and look to the future to accommodate new realities, driving growth has never been a more complicated mission,” said Chris Downie, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Flexential. “Traditional playbooks will not suffice. Companies must reimagine what it takes to meet the needs of their teams and their end-users.”

The three new FlexAnywhere designs have been intended to particularly address the primary pain points that CIOs experience while dealing with ever-changing business concerns. It would help CIOs:

Provide Agility and Ability to Scale IT Infrastructure – to meet company needs, services, tools, and new business initiatives, with the capacity to quickly scale up or down resources, infrastructure, and data center footprints based on demand. The solution tackles the issue of aging IT infrastructure by assisting CIOs in developing short- and long-term cost-cutting and commitment-management plans.

Improve Application Performance and Reliability – to enable CIO-level insight into key infrastructure and achieve greater SLAs, application and network availability requirements.

Deliver Superior Network Performance and Interconnection – to increase dispersed user response times and predictability, offer secure and dependable access to key data centers, and improve network dependability for customers’ cloud providers and business partners.

Flexential will invest in expanding direct connectivity to all major public cloud providers through its national private 100 Gbps backbone in 2022, which will underpin the new FlexAnywhere solution architecture. Clients may use the Flexential Cloud Fabric to lessen their dependency on the public Internet for cloud connectivity and use a self-programmable gateway to flex connections to AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. Flexential’s Xperience Platform enables monitoring and administration of data centers and cloud installations in a single unified platform. This would provide clients with insight, control, and efficiency across their entire hybrid IT environment.

Flexential announced one of the industry’s largest asset-backed securitization and green bond offerings in December 2021, with $2.1 billion in fresh financing aimed at fueling the company’s sustained expansion. Flexential’s new Green Finance Framework was used to issue the notes, highlighting the company’s commitment to connecting corporate development with sustainability. To be eligible for funding, all new data center projects sponsored by the Framework must have a power use effectiveness (PUE) of 1.4 or below, as well as zero water usage.