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Flexential Goes to the Edge, Unveils HybridEdge Offering at 2018 PTC Conference


Latest Deployment of Edge Capability Expands Offerings and Reach in Tier 2 Markets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. and HONOLULU (Jan. 22, 2018)Flexential, a hybrid IT infrastructure provider, today unveiled its HybridEdge offering that delivers a holistic edge computing strategy with superior reach and connectivity to service providers, mobile operators, content providers, enterprise businesses and their end users. This announcement follows Peak 10 + ViaWest’s rebrand to Flexential and its commitment to delivering the highest level of service and satisfaction to the organizations it serves. Flexential will showcase its HybridEdge offering at this year’s Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) 2018 conference from Jan. 21-24 in Honolulu, HI.

The Internet of Things and rich media content delivery to mobile devices is expected to swell to unprecedented levels, and 20 billion active internet-connected devices will cause bandwidth demand to soar globally by 2020. By serving content closer to user communities in markets typically underserved by data center and telecom service providers, Flexential can relieve network constraints for businesses and consumers seeking faster access to high-quality content.

“Increasingly, organizations are finding their Tier 1 network infrastructure is not keeping up with their end users’ needs, and centralized service delivery models are becoming obsolete as Tier 2 market demands increase,” said Chris Downie, CEO of Flexential. “With HybridEdge, we offer enhanced Tier 2 capabilities that leverage our global reach, network backbone, and high-capacity, low-latency bandwidth. We are confident these capabilities will help organizations meet the growing network demands of their business, increase their reach, reduce latency and lower costs.”

The key differentiators of Flexential’s HybridEdge offering include:

  • High bandwidth: HybridEdge serves high-bandwidth needs with a 100Gbps network backbone designed to deliver high-quality internet and rich-media content quickly. The network supports caching popular content and web-application data close to end users in underserved Tier 2 markets.
  • Reach: Flexential’s global connectivity is anchored by a portfolio of 41 secure, redundant and connectivity-rich data centers covering a footprint of 3 million square feet. Its network backbone spans over 12,000 route miles across North America, delivering onramps to hyperscale cloud providers and peering exchanges.
  • Simplicity: Flexential simplifies edge networking with a single portal for selecting and quickly provisioning services.
  • Savings: Flexential helps businesses lower total cost of ownership by reducing their long haul transport cost and bringing services closer to their end users.

During PTC, Downie will participate in the roundtable discussion, “Executive Insight Roundtable 2: Will the Edge Eat the Cloud?” taking place from 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. HST on Monday, January 22. Moderated by Joe Weinman, author of Cloudonomics and Digital Disciples, the panel focuses on the major architectural shift underway with edge computing and how companies can best adhere to the shift.

Downie and members of the Flexential team are in suite #1211 at the Modern Hotel during PTC exhibit hours, showcasing HybridEdge as well as Flexential’s other leading data center solutions for enterprise companies.

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