Flexential Adds 100 KSF to OR Facility

The Brookwood data center in Hillsboro, Ore. will total approximately 220,000 square feet. The site has been chosen as the U.S. point of presence for two submarine fiber cables.
Peak 10 + ViaWest Brookwood, with adjacent land to be developed
The Brookwood facility, with adjacent land to be developed

Flexential (formerly Peak 10 + ViaWest) has begun construction work on a 114,700-square-foot expansion of its Hillsboro, Ore. facility, that will feature a completely new building, adjacent to the existing one. The Brookwood data center will total approximately 220,000 square feet of raised floor space once it is completed.

The facility is located at 5737 N.E. Huffman St. It offers tenants 18,000 kVA capacity with fault-redundant UPS, private suites and cages in half and full cabinet configurations, 6,000 tons of fault-tolerant cooling capacity, anti-static raised flooring, as well as monitored security cameras and an intercom system, with biometric authentication and a six-zone security access.

High speed node

Construction is underway at the Hillsboro facility
Construction is underway at the Hillsboro facility

Two subsea fiber cables will end their path at Flexential’s Brookwood facility. Spanning more than 8,600 miles across the Pacific Ocean, the Hawaiki Submarine Cable will be the first carrier-neutral, low-latency, fiber connection between the continental U.S., Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand and American Samoa. It will provide access to international carriers, at up to 43 Terabits per second. A second cable, developed by NCP, will connect the Northwestern U.S. to East Asia, reducing latency and delivering up to 80 Terabits per second.

We are seeing great demand for connectivity-enabled colocation and highly-reliable hybrid IT solutions across the country, and especially in the greater Portland area. Our Brookwood data center is a highly sought after location due to its impressive high-density capacity and impending carrier-neutral, low-latency connectivity to Asia and the South Pacific. Our customers—and the industry—will continue to see us add new capacity and capabilities to our data centers to address this demand,” said Chris Downie, CEO of Flexential, in a prepared statement.

Flexential recently completed its expansion of Compark, a 140,000-square-foot data center facility in Denver. The company launched a 100-Gigabit backbone to multiple facilities across the U.S., including Brookwood, Compark and seven other locations.

First image via Google Street View; second image courtesy of Flexential