Data center expansion completed by Flexential

September 27, 2018 by  

The $32m expansion undertaken by Flexential, a provider of solutions for hybrid IT data centers, to its data center has added 115,000 square feet, bringing the facility’s total size to 240,000 square feet.

Flexential officials say the data center at Portland is one of only two in the state that is an Uptime Institute-certified Tier III facility with concurrently maintainable mechanical and electrical systems. Additionally, the expanded data center features a SuperCRAC cooling system that is unique to Flexential. This proprietary technology provides the facility with a Power Usage Effectiveness rating among the industry’s lowest at 1.3, with a low score representing high efficiency.

Efficiency ratings are something that a wide range of companies find advantageous to include in a brochure printing or other promotional material.

The Portland data center at 5737 NE Huffman Street houses the cable landing station for the submarine cable that enables the first low-latency, carrier-neutral connection between Hawaii, American Samoa, Australia, New Zealand and the mainland United States. In addition, the high-growth Asian markets of Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and China are connected to the U.S. via subsea cable (New Cross Pacific) with a capacity of up to 80 terabits per second, cutting back on latency between parties.

Each of the cables work as a Flexential Flex Anywhere network fabric extension, which supplies clients with secure connectivity, low latency and high capacity to the edge from the data center and cloud.