FLEXENTIAL EXPANDS ITS CHARLOTTE DATA CENTER
Colocation provider Flexential has announced the opening of its newly expanded Data Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The expansion adds 20,000 square feet to the Charlotte facility and this marks the third expansion for Flexential in about a month. The first and second expansions were at the company’s Portland, Ore and Nashville, Tenn facilities.
The company’s Charlotte facility now have a total capacity to 6MW, with a footprint of more than 129,000 square feet.
“Charlotte is where we planted one of our first flags and a touchstone for our entire business. At Flexential, we anticipate the capacity needs of our customers and build to ensure they can achieve their IT goals today and well into the future,” said Chris Downie, CEO of Flexential. This investment will allow us to continue expanding the services we provide to our family of partners here in the city, and to help support this community’s economic success.”
Flexential which was formed last year as the combination between Peak 10 and ViaWest, is now planning to construct a new facility, the largest to date, in Hillsboro on a 20 acres of land near its existing data centers. This will increase Flexential’s footprint in the market to more than 500,000 gross square feet upon completion.
“Flexential understands the needs of Charlotte’s tech companies, because they’ve been here from the beginning. A reliable partner to our vital technology industry, Flexential has played a significant role in the rapid expansion of this sector and the growth of our regional economy,” said Mike Montagna, VP of information systems at Charlotte Regional Business Alliance.
In an earlier announcement, Flexential also revealed that in August 2019, it will open about 40,000 square feet of additional raised floor capacity at one of its Nashville data centers, offering a total of 10.65MW and 165,000 square feet at its Nashville sites.