Flexential completes $32 mn expansion of data center at Ore

Flexential, a provider of IT data center solutions, has completed $32 million expansion of its data center at Ore.
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The 115,000-square foot expansion brings the data center to 240,000 square feet and boasts international connectivity and 18 MW critical load UPS capacity.

Flexential’s Portland data center is an Uptime Institute-certified Tier III facility, one of only two in Oregon, with concurrently maintainable electrical and mechanical systems. This design accommodates for potential disruptions to individual system components while maintaining power and cooling supplies to customer IT equipment.

The data center features Flexential’s unique SuperCRAC cooling system, a technology resulting in a Power Usage Effectiveness rating of 1.3 or lower – one of the lowest efficiency ratings in the industry.

“The 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,” said Chris Downie, CEO at Flexential.

The Portland data center houses the U.S. cable landing station for the Hawaiki submarine cable, which delivers the first carrier-neutral, low-latency connection between the continental U.S., Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand and American Samoa.

The New Cross Pacific (NCP) 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.

FlexAnywhere is anchored by a 100 Gigabit, scalable to 400 Gigabit, per second US network backbone that delivers full-service, single-hop connections to key customer locations across the country.

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