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Flexential Closes Out 2018 with Multiple NC Award Wins

December 20, 2018

Accolades from Business North Carolina, Grant Thornton and Charlotte Business Journal recognize Flexential as one of the state’s top privately-owned technology organizations

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – December 20, 2018 – Flexential, a leading provider of hybrid IT data center solutions, has made a considerable mark as one of the top companies in North Carolina. Flexential adds three new recognitions to its repertoire:

  • The No. 1 position in Business North Carolina Magazine’s “North Carolina Mid-Market Fast 40”
  • A spot in the top 40 for Grant Thornton’s “North Carolina’s Top 100 Private Companies” – up seventeen places from 2017
  • Acknowledgement once again in the Charlotte Business Journal’s 2018 Fast 50 Awards as one of Charlotte’s fastest growing companies

Following a successful merger and acquisition deal between legacy Charlotte-based data center provider Peak 10 and Denver-based ViaWest, Flexential was announced in January 2018, uniquely positioning the rebranded company as the fifth largest provider of colocation, connectivity, cloud, managed solutions and professional services in the US.

“Flexential has been a trusted technology partner of ours for 17 years, and these recent award wins come as no surprise to us,” shared Flexential customer, Todd Atwood, CIO of the AmWINS Group, Inc. “We value Flexential’s consistent support, flexibility and innovative thinking in helping us provide the exceptional quality, reliability and effectiveness of AmWINS global service delivery platforms.”

These award honors reflect what has been a highly successful year for Flexential. Notable accomplishments include the launch of the FlexAnywhere platform, expanding Flexential’s global connectivity ecosystem at the network edge, data center expansion projects in key markets such as Atlanta and Portland, Ore. and additional point of presence, and peering exchanges in prime data center locations of Los Angeles, Charlotte, N.C. and others.

“Closing out the year with these recognitions brings the Flexential rebrand full circle and validates our commitment to corporate growth, enabling our customers’ success and contributing to North Carolina’s overall business economy,” said Chris Downie, CEO of Flexential. “I’m so proud of all the hard work from each of our employees, which positions us for sustained success in the years to come.”

About Flexential

Flexential helps organizations optimize their journey of IT transformation while simultaneously balancing cost, scalability, compliance and security. The company is committed to building trusted relationships and delivering tailored solutions that suit the individual needs of its customers. Utilizing its people, values and reliable performance, Flexential is deeply invested in the success of its 4,200+ customers, who trust it to deliver core data center solutions of colocation and connectivity, as well as cloud, managed solutions and professional services. Flexential’s robust suite of assets spans 21 domestic and international markets and comprises 40 highly redundant and connectivity-rich data centers. For more information on Flexential, please visit

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