Flexential Announces Expansions to the Northwest NAP at Its Portland, Oregon Data Center Campus
The company partners with Telstra to add a new point-of-presence in Hillsboro to enhance the long-established FlexAnywhere Network
Flexential, a leading provider of data center colocation, cloud and connectivity solutions, announced it has expanded its global reach by partnering with Telstra, a leading global telecommunications and technology company, to add a new point-of-presence (POP) in Hillsboro, Ore. The new PoP gives both Flexential and Telstra customers the ability to directly interconnect to the FlexAnywhere Network and the Telstra network proving the lowest latency possible for domestic and international connectivity.
“We’ve seen incredible demand for connectivity into Asia-Pacific over the last year, so partnering with Flexential allows us to establish a U.S. Pacific Northwest presence for our customers at the most interconnected data center in the region,” said Nick Collins, President of Telstra, Americas. “Interconnection is the key to modern computing, cloud, AI and ecommerce. Our customers want secure, low latency connectivity between Asia Pacific, the U.S. and beyond.”
Telstra, one of the largest mobile network operators in the world, manages a core subsea network of more than 400,000km that terminates in 58 data centers in Asia, Europe and the Americas, with access to more than 2,000 PoPs in 200 countries around the globe.
“This partnership with Telstra reinforces Flexential’s Portland–Hillsboro 2 data center as the true NAP of the Northwest, adding more connections to what is already housed in the data center – the two largest Asia Pacific subsea cables carrying the world’s traffic between North American and Asia-Pac,” said Flexential’s Chief Operating Officer of Colocation Services Ryan Mallory. “Today more than ever, connectivity is the key to business success. Our Hillsboro 2 data center offers a myriad of connections making it easy for our customers to get their data where it needs to go.”
The NAP of the Northwest houses the New Cross Pacific subsea cable (NCP) with 80 Tbs of capacity, which supports China Telecom, China Unicom, Chunghwa Telecom, China Mobile and Korea Telecom and is the largest in the Pacific. Flexential’s Portland–Hillsboro 2 data center also connects to the Hawaiki Submarine Cable which links North Americato American Samoa, Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii at another 60Tbs capacity. These two systems are complemented by more than 30 of the world’s largest carriers, including as CenturyLink, AT&T, Comcast, and Telia Sonera, as well as national and regional providers such as Zayo or Wave for a full array of network needs.
Flexential also announced today it is cutting a virtual ribbon on a new 60,000 sq. ft. and 5 MW expansion to its Portland–Hillsboro 2 data center, the NAP of the Northwest, on August 12. This is the final expansion of the building, increasing the total square footage to 242,000 and 18 MW of capacity for wholesale and retail colocation providing 1,500 plus watts per sq. ft. of power density. Hillsboro 2 also is a cloud data center which can support hybrid IT needs, including private cloud, managed public cloud, managed containers, as well as DRaaS and Backup-as-a-Service.
In addition, Flexential will break ground next month on its third data center in the Portland area, Hillsboro 3, which will offer 358,000 sq. ft. and 36 MW, the largest data center in the Flexential fleet. When completed the Flexential campus will provide more than 700,000 sq. ft. of space and almost 60 MWs of power.
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