Flexential, a leading provider of data centre colocation and hybrid IT solutions, has announced the opening of its Nashville data centre expansion.
Adding almost 40,000 sq ft of additional raised floor capacity the expansion at Flexential's Franklin data centre includes 10,000 sq ft designated specifically for one large enterprise customer, with the rest built to prepare for additional demand anticipated from the growing region, especially in financial services and healthcare. This brings the company's Nashville sites to a total of 165,000 sq ft, offering 10.65 MW.
The Nashville data centre market, one of the fastest-growing in the country, was analysed in the Market Forecast Report, Nashville: Multi-Tenant Datacenter Market released last month by Dan Thompson, Research Director, Multi-Tenant Datacenters, 451 Research.
Thompson wrote, "The data centre market in Nashville has a clear market leader in Flexential. The company offers a full suite of cloud and managed services in the city, in addition to its traditional colocation products. Flexential has many recognizable logos on its customer list but maintains a solid mix of customers from the SME (small-to-medium enterprise) segment. The company has seen success with its compliance savviness and heavy focus on customer service."
"Not only is Flexential the market leader in Nashville - our market share in the region is three times the size of the closest competitor," said Mike Krza, chief operating officer, Flexential. "Nashville is one of the fastest-growing cities in the US and as it continues to expand, so will the need for local companies looking for hybrid IT. Flexential is at the forefront of making colocation and connectivity available to Nashville and we plan to continue investing in this rapidly growing region."
The new enterprise customer taking up one-fourth of the Nashville expansion shows Flexential's penetration of Nashville's large enterprise market. Thompson writes, "Flexential has been trending toward larger deals. The provider has rolled out a sales staff completely focused on the large enterprise segment, and fruits of this movement have already been seen, specifically in Nashville."
Flexential will host a ribbon-cutting grand opening on October 29 to celebrate its newest expansion.