Arelion enhances Florida network reach via Flexential 

April 30, 2024
The service provider established a new PoP at Flexential’s Tampa-North site.

Arelion has deployed a fully diverse Point-of-Presence (PoP) at Flexential’s North data center.

This PoP supports business growth in South Florida’s regional edge markets by providing Arelion’s entire portfolio of IP and optical transport services to wholesale and enterprise customers.

This network expansion continues Arelion’s ongoing investment in the Florida peninsula by strengthening the region’s connectivity ecosystem to support customers delivering cloud, media, artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning (AI/ML) applications in Florida’s growing technology hubs.

With Arelion’s new PoP, our customers gain access to a wealth of benefits. These include multi-terabit capacity and diverse low-latency services, which not only bolster Flexential’s interconnection capabilities but also cater to the connectivity requirements of new AI/ML workloads.

Flexential’s Tampa—North data center serves Florida’s high-tech corridor, offering secure connectivity, colocation, cloud, and data protection services. The 60,000-square-foot facility features 3 megawatts of critical power and sustainable cooling capabilities, enabling Flexential to support the compute-intensive solutions of Florida’s flourishing business communities.

Due to its recent tech boom, Florida has been dubbed the “Silicon Coast,” with Tampa experiencing a 30 percent growth in tech jobs over the past five years. Neighboring St. Petersburg is also a hotbed of tech investment, with a $20 million innovation center projected to create 1,200 tech jobs in the area. The global carrier’s new PoP is currently live. It strengthens Arelion’s presence in Florida, with Arelion recently collaborating with Telxius to expand connectivity to North and Latin America through landing stations in Boca Raton and Jacksonville, FL.

"This partnership underscores Flexential's commitment to supporting evolving technology needs of enterprise businesses with robust, scalable IT infrastructure," stated Ryan Mallory, COO of Flexential. "With our comprehensive suite of services and the expansive reach of our FlexAnywhere™ platform, combined with Arelion's high-capacity global connectivity solutions, we're positioned to support continued business growth across diverse industries in South Florida and beyond."

Through this partnership, Arelion and Flexential provide customers in North America with enhanced access to Arelion’s global Internet backbone, as well as Arelion’s portfolio of reliable, fully diverse connectivity services, including scalable 400G Wavelengths, IP Transit, Dedicated Internet Access (DIA), Cloud Connect, Global 40G Ethernet Virtual Circuit (VC) and DDoS Mitigation services for service providers, content providers, and enterprises.

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Sean Buckley

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