press release

ASAPP Selects Flexential® to Support its Research Computing Power Needs for Artificial Intelligence

June 22, 2020

Philadelphia-Collegeville data center used for cost efficiency, power and space requirements for global business

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – June 22, 2020 – Flexential, a leading provider of data center colocation and hybrid IT solutions, announced it is supporting artificial intelligence research-driven customer ASAPP to provide colocation for the company’s high-density research computing requirements.

ASAPP’s artificial intelligence platform is leveraged by Fortune 500 contact center agents to dramatically improve customer engagement by radically improving agent productivity. ASAPP continues to grow as the volume of contact center interactions skyrockets due to the pandemic. Flexential is supporting ASAPP’s research by providing the infrastructure needed to run its supercomputers, which produce an abundance of heat in a small footprint, requiring a state-of-the-art data center with the highest power and cooling capacity. Flexential’s Philadelphia-Collegeville data center meets these high-density requirements and offers ASAPP the peace of mind of knowing it has site support in place at all times and never has to worry about downtime.

“Flexential met our requirements, from cooling to power configurations to time constraints, so that my team does not require frequent presence in the data center,” said Sarah McDowell, ASAPP head of IT. “Our goal is to provide technology for our researchers and staff that is ‘invisible’ and Flexential has been instrumental in empowering us to realize that goal. As our research compute requirements continue to grow, we are confident that Flexential can scale quickly.”

Flexential’s Philadelphia-Collegeville data center was able to provide high-density services with space, power, cooling, network speed, and cost-effectiveness in a tight timeframe, which was important to ASAPP. The company also uses the FlexAnywhere™ Network, a combination of an industry-leading 100GB network backbone and secure, low latency connections to hyperscale cloud providers such as AWS, Google, Oracle and Microsoft Azure. FlexAnywhere delivers superior performance, reliability and service delivery while maintaining low latency.

“Now that AI technology is used more than ever, we are proud to support ASAPP’s business by providing the infrastructure and optimized cost structure they need to operate effectively,” said Patrick Doherty, Chief Revenue Officer at Flexential. “ASAPP is a prime example of why our Philadelphia-Collegeville data center is an excellent choice for companies headquartered in New York, offering a secure, cost-effective solution, especially those with a high-density need. Our FlexAnywhere Network gives them the edge in reaching their data, when and how they want.”

For more information on the Philadelphia-Collegeville data center, visit https://www.flexential.com/data-centers/pa/philadelphia.