Flexential to build new Portland data center, expand in Nashville

14 Jun 2019 by Mike Allen

Flexential, a leading provider of data center colocation and hybrid IT solutions, announced major expansions in both its Portland, Oregon and Nashville, Tennessee facilities. Expanding its national footprint, Flexential will build a vast, new state-of-the-art data center in Portland. Also, it will add a 40,000 square foot expansion to one of its Nashville data centers.

"Always striving to stay ahead of our customers' IT capacity needs, we constantly seek opportunistic expansion of our data center portfolio nationwide. Customers look to us to provide flexible colocation services, in the most appropriate location, in order to solve complex IT requirements. Physical data center space is an essential piece of nearly every solution—from colocation, cloud, DRaaS or professional services," said Joe Guerriero, General Counsel and Real Estate Portfolio Manager, Flexential.

The new facility will be constructed in Hillsboro on 20 acres of land near the company's existing data centers. Flexential already has two data centers in Hillsboro. According to the company, this data center will be the largest to date. The new data center will increase its Portland footprint to over 500,000 gross square feet. Direct access to three trans-Pacific subsea cables, supplying connectivity between Asia and the western coast of the United States, and some of the lowest tax rates in the U.S. are the main attractions of Flexential's Portland facilities.

The company informed that nearly 40,000 sq. ft. of additional raised floor capacity at one of its Nashville data centers will be available in August 2019. With the expansion, the Nashville site will have a total of 10.65 MW and 165,000 sq. ft.

In another development, real estate and infrastructure development company, Landmark Dividend, acquired the Flexential data center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Flexential has recently opened a 70,000 sq. ft addition at its Atlanta colocation facility to provide additional speed, security and services for the fast-growing financial technology industry. Flexential's robust suite of assets spans 21 markets and comprises 40 highly redundant and connectivity-rich data centers.


Mike Allen

Mike Allen serves as VP of Solutions & Engineering and engages with clients directly to determine the best course of action for their IT infrastructure based on current and future requirements. Mike has an extensive technical background having worked for some of the largest carriers both domestically and Internationally. He specializes in data center, network, cloud and communications. He holds several certifications including CCNA and SSCA.

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