15 June 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
Flexential has launched FlexAnywhere a software-defined network fabric that offers high capacity, low latency connectivity from the data centre and cloud, to the edge.
The new offering extends Flexential’s 100Gbps
network backbone to now being able to offer full-service,
single-hop connections to customers anywhere reducing network
"We are committed to helping our customers overcome
interconnection complexities and connect them to any location,"
said Chris Downie, CEO of Flexential. "With the launch of
FlexAnywhere, our customers can bypass the public internet and
use a single interface to directly connect their infrastructure
to hyperscale cloud providers, back office platforms and
internal customer data centres over a private and secure
FlexAnywhere delivers quick predictable throughput from
Flexential’s 41 interconnected edge data centres
across the US producing faster applications and reduced costs
for customers by removing the need for multiple network
deployments. As a result customers have access to more than 80
domestic and international carriers, 14 cloud nodes. As well as
multiple peering exchanges and more than 250 network, data
centre, managed service and cloud providers including: AWS,
Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.
"Businesses today struggle to keep up with the rapid pace of
technology evolution. Even with cloud technologies, once they
select an infrastructure solution, they can find themselves
locked into long-term contracts as better technologies emerge,"
said Craig Matsumoto, senior analyst at 451 Research. "Services
like FlexAnywhere let users consume network and infrastructure
in a more flexible way, helping them to remain nimble."
Also because of its use of New Cross Pacific and Hawaiki
subsea cables, FlexAnywhere offers the fastest direct network
connection to Asia and the South Pacific. Access to
FlexAnywhere is also available via Flexential’s
network partners including: CenturyLink, Zayo, Telia
Carrier, Megaport and PacketFabric.
"As a global broadband communications company, we share
Flexential's goal of providing more connectivity options to
consumers and businesses of all sizes and industries," said Jim
Elliot, vice president of technical operations at Viasat, a
Flexential customer. "Working with a high-quality partner
enhances the integrity of our offerings and enables us to
better deliver affordable and fast connections to our
customers, whether they are on the ground, in the air or at
Last month Flexential launched a new wholesale data centre
offering aimed at enterprises, mobile carriers plus cloud and