FLEXENTIAL: The Power of People in a Technical World
Flexential provides colocation, connectivity, cloud, managed solutions and professional services to thousands of organizations in the Tampa Bay, State of Florida and across North America, enabling these businesses to optimize IT transformation while balancing cost, scalability, compliance and security.
Flexential delivers increasingly critical IT services at a time when corporate digital transformation initiatives continuously challenge internal IT resources. The company helps organizations solve their most complex connectivity challenges with 100% network, power, and bandwidth uptime commitment. Its FlexAnywhere network fabric enables companies to reach end users through high capacity, low latency and secure connectivity from the data center and the cloud to the edge of their businesses.
Flexential got its start in Tampa in 2002 as Peak 10, a colocation and managed services provider that began as a single data center housing and managing mission-critical IT infrastructure. As its customers’ IT environments expanded over the years, so too did Flexential’s service footprint. In 2015, Flexential built a second, enterprise-class data center in Tampa; a 65,000-square-foot North Tampa facility built to withstand a Category 5 hurricane. By 2017, Peak 10 acquired Denver-based colocation provider ViaWest and formed Flexential a year later.
Today, Flexential is a coast-to-coast, hybrid IT provider helping customers meet their evolving IT requirements with 41 highly redundant and connectivity-rich data centers and 13 cloud pods in 21 geographic markets. But beyond an expanding roster of data facilities, core to Flexential’s mission of delivering advanced IT solutions to its 4,200 customers, are its people.
Flexential demonstrates the power of people in a technical world, accelerating customer success through tailored solutions, trusted relationships and reliable, value-added services. The company’s local engineers and service staff, proven experts in managing and optimizing infrastructure, work 24/7 to enhance, scale and safeguard the systems and applications powering global business. Additionally, Flexential’s security professionals help customers in highly regulated industries navigate increasingly complex compliance mandates. Flexential has 1,000 employees, of which 75% are engineers and 625+ are ITIL certified.
This combination of dedicated people and innovative technology enables Flexential to stay ahead of customer growth, meet ever-evolving market needs and deliver modern cloud and colocation solutions.
Flexential was named as the Best Place to Work by Florida Trend magazine for seven consecutive years. Its North Tampa data center was named Project of the Year for the Florida region of the Design-Build Institute of America in 2015. In 2016, it received the Best Sustainability Project award by the Tampa Chapter of NAIOP.
“Flexential has proven to be more than just a vendor for us. The Flexential team has been a partner in delivering crucial colocation services and support to further our mission of preventing, treating and curing cancer. When we made the decision to move our primary data center off-site, the opportunity to take advantage of the Flexential Tampa facility and its many advanced features sealed the deal.”
John McFarland, Director of Architecture and Engineering – Moffitt Cancer Center