Hybrid IT data center solutions provider Flexential, formerly known as Peak 10 + ViaWest, has completed a $32 million expansion of its data center at 5737 NE Huffman Street outside of Portland, Oregon. This Portland data center houses the U.S. cable landing station for the Hawaiki submarine cable, which delivers “low-latency” connection between the continental U.S., Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand and American Samoa. The 115,000-square foot expansion brings this colocation data center to 240,000 square feet.
Flexential’s Portland data center is an Uptime Institute-certified Tier III facility, one of two in Oregon, with concurrently maintainable electrical and mechanical systems. This fault-tolerant design would accommodate for potential disruptions to individual system components while maintaining power and cooling supplies to customer IT equipment. This data center also features Flexential’s unique SuperCRAC cooling system, a proprietary technology which would result in a Power Usage Effectiveness rating of 1.3 or lower – one of the lowest energy efficiency ratings in the industry.
“This data center, our largest in Oregon, benefits from a holistic design approach, with all systems and components contributing to maximum efficiency, allowing us to pass along cost savings to our customers,” said Chris Downie, CEO of Flexential. “The efficient design, coupled with direct, low-latency connections that span the U.S. and provide access to Asia-Pacific, make it an ideal location for companies seeking a cost-efficient IT infrastructure solution complete with capacity to expand and a global connectivity reach.”
US Network Backbone
The New Cross Pacific (NCP, pdf file) subsea cable also lands in Brookwood, delivering up to 80 Terabits per second of capacity to significantly reduce latency between the U.S. and the high-growth Asian markets of Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and China. Both cables, the NCP and the Hawaiki submarine cable, serve as an extension of Flexential’s FlexAnywhere network fabric, which would provide customers with “high capacity, low latency and secured” connectivity from the data center and cloud to the edge.
FlexAnywhere is anchored by a 100 Gigabit, scalable to 400 Gigabit, per second U.S. network backbone that delivers full-service, single-hop connections to key customer locations across the country.
Flexential’s suite of assets span 21 domestic and international markets and comprises 41 data centers with a highly redundant design and a connectivity-rich setup.