Flexential Outlines Plans for its Data Center Expansion

Flexential, a provider of data center colocation, cloud, connectivity, and data protection, is unveiling plans to significantly grow capacity on its national FlexAnywhere Platform this year, with the construction of a new 36MW phased development at its Atlanta-Douglasville, Georgia campus.

This development adds a new facility on the campus bolstering the 22.5MW project announced in the fourth quarter of 2022. The first phases of the 22.5MW facility will be available for customers this year.

Flexential also announced that it aims to complete the first phase of its new Hillsboro 4 facility in Portland by fall of 2023 and outlined plans to break ground on its fifth facility in the market. The expansion will add two new data centers to the Hillsboro market and supports Flexential’s goal to grow capacity on the FlexAnywhere Platform by an additional 54 MW in Oregon, according to the company. 

The new projects will leverage Flexential’s latest efficient sustainable design and will target operating at 1.4 Power Usage Efficiency (PUE) and zero Water Usage Efficiency (WUE), as required to qualify for funding under Flexential’s Green Finance Framework.

Additionally, Flexential’s fifth generation design is optimized to support the rapidly growing power and density requirements of AI and GPU-driven high performance compute deployments.

The highly connected Atlanta metro area is home to health, IT, telecom, and internet security companies and is an attractive destination for mission critical enterprise workloads.

Flexential has had a presence in Atlanta for more than 20 years with three interconnected data centers within three different business regions, which will be complemented by the latest planned Atlanta-Douglasville expansions.

In Portland, the new Hillsboro 4 and 5 development projects are strategically located adjacent to Flexential’s largest development to date, the 36MW Hillsboro 3 data center. The first phase of Hillsboro 4 is on track to be available for customers by fall of 2023. Planning for Hillsboro 5, a 36MW development is underway and will support expansion of Flexential’s rapidly growing customer base in the market.

The new Hillsboro facilities will offer direct connections to Flexential’s Network Access Point (NAP) of the Northwest, a key global interconnection hub which houses the New Cross Pacific and Hawaiki submarine cables, and leading international carriers.

“Today’s expansion further supports customers in solving their most complex hybrid IT infrastructure requirements with Flexential. In addition to the new projects in Atlanta and Hillsboro, we are actively developing additional capacity options in Denver, Dallas, Las Vegas, and Tampa in 2023,” said Chris Downie, CEO, Flexential. “We are excited to enable our customers to rapidly scale their IT infrastructure across our national FlexAnywhere Platform of 41 data centers.”

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