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Flexential completes 70,000 sqft data centre expansion in Atlanta

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Flexential has completed a 70,000 sqft expansion of its Atlanta colocation facility in order to better serve the fast-growing financial technology industry.

The expansion is the largest to take place in Atlanta this year, bringing Flexantial’s national data centre footprint to 3.1 million sqft and underscores the company’s commitment to providing top tier data centre solutions to customers in financial services, technology and data intensive industries.

"Companies are experiencing a data tsunami, with an increased need to store, process and access data securely, efficiently and strategically," said Mike Fuhrman, chief product officer, Flexential. "Atlanta is a perfect example of a market with exponentially growing demand for secure, enterprise-grade, cost-effective, and resilient data management solutions. Expanding our facilities footprint and interconnectivity in vital metropolitan areas is a key component of our growth strategy. We're proud to offer our customers increased flexible and essential access to capacity in the Southeast with the confidence of security and availability."

Atlanta and its neighbouring Transaction Alley are the third-largest FinTech hub in the US with more than 70% of all credit card transactions now processed through the Atlanta metropolitan area, according to data from the Atlanta Small Business Network.

As a result, these data-intensive companies need secure, reliable, and scalable means to gain access and transport the data without loss of connectivity. Recognising the demand for data management and IT strategy solutions this market creates, the new Flexential expansion increases the company's capacity in Georgia to more than 8MW of power and a total of 175,000 sq ft.

"As Georgia's largest credit union, we gain tremendous confidence and benefits through the geographical placement of Flexential's connected data centres, which deliver the highest level of security and reliable service for our members," added Chad Jaenke, vice president of IT operations and technical support, Delta Community Credit Union. "Every person we work with at Flexential is knowledgeable, responsive, and genuinely cares about the success of our business." 

At the end of 2018, Flexential completed another major expansion this time to its FlexAnywhere network fabric with new point of presence (PoP) deployments and carrier capabilities.

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