(The Hosting News) – Managed services company and data center provider Peak 10 has officially unveiled it’s construction of a 2nd data center in Atlanta. The new facility, which spans 10,000 square feet, now brings the holdings owned in the Atlanta area by Peak 10 to 33,000 feet. This news follows the $95 million expansion partnership between Peak 10 and RBC Capital Markets.
“Our facility expansion is a direct result of our steady growth and success in the greater Atlanta region since opening in 2008, and will allow us meet the current and future demand for our customized IT services,” said Matt Searfoss, the vice president and general manager of Peak 10 Atlanta. “The second Atlanta data center brings cutting-edge facility technologies into play, including engineering designs that take advantage of energy efficiencies available to us. As we continue to invest in our infrastructure, our valued customers can enjoy the most current state-of-the-art facilities while receiving the expertise and attention they have come to expect from our dedicated team.”
Like all Peak 10 facilities which meet enterprise-class standards, the new Atlanta data center is engineered with multiple levels of security, uninterruptible power, cooling systems, fire suppression and around-the-clock monitoring and management. It is SAS70 Type II compliant and interconnected with Peak 10’s private network, which provides customers the advantage of highly available Internet access and the ability to leverage data centers in nine other markets in implementing disaster recovery solutions.
“The response from SME businesses in the market continues to be positive, which is one of the reasons we found expansion in this area so critical,” said David Jones, the president and CEO of Peak 10. “Our recent expanded credit facility positions Peak 10 to meet customers’ growth and technical service needs for the future. We are excited to be investing capital in our new Atlanta facility, as well as our managed services infrastructure and virtualization platform.”
To ensure an unparalleled level of stability and facility integrity, the new Atlanta facility will undergo a formal commissioning process prior to customer installations. Leveraging an industry leading facilities engineering and IT consulting firm, Peak 10’s data center commissioning is a structured process which establishes the capability and reliability of mission critical infrastructure. The process includes multiple and repeatable test cycles using equipment that simulates how the data center operates at various load levels and failover conditions.
“We continue to invest capital to enhance our footprint and service delivery capabilities in existing markets, such as Atlanta, through strategic expansions due to high customer demand,” said Jeff Spalding, the executive vice president of market operations for Peak 10. “As a result, we continue to expand our scale without diminishing our core value proposition – strong local market leadership and customer service.”
Peak 10 Atlanta’s managed IT and data center services improve performance, reliability, lower costs and maximize internal resources for customers while keeping their valuable information technology assets close to the business. Peak 10 offers a wide range of technology services including virtualization, managed hosting, and cloud-based services in a cost-efficient and reliable platform for its customers. The company owns and operates data centers in ten key markets that include Cincinnati, Ohio; Atlanta, Ga.; Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C.; Tampa, Jacksonville and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Nashville, Tenn.; Louisville, Ky.; and Richmond, Va.