Web hosting company Peak 10 announced on Monday it has opened its second enterprise-class data center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Having multiple data centers in the same region provides web hosting companies with a secondary location for disaster recovery purposes, which is an attractive value-add for customers.
The company will provide its managed hosting, cloud hosting, and data center services out of the new Fourt Lauderdale facility. Peak 10 recently improved its private cloud service by adding a new virtual private delivery option, Virtual Private Data Center.
The new 11,000 square-foot data center brings Peak 10 South Florida’s total raised floor footprint to 66,000 square feet. Peak 10 operates nine other technology campuses in the US, serving customers around the globe including its third data center in Louisville, Kentucky which opened in late 2011.
“Our team has seen an increasing demand for our consultative approach to delivering rock solid solutions to customers across all industries. We are glad to have our South Florida 2 facility open for business to meet this demand,” said Stefan Pittinger, regional vice president and general manager of Peak 10 South Florida. “Peak 10 provides cloud computing and cloud storage services to a growing number of high-growth companies, making it a business engine for the South Florida region’s economic development and stability. Our new expansion and steady growth are a direct result of these high-growth customers.”
The second South Florida data center is engineered with five-point physical security, uninterruptible power, HVAC systems, fire suppression and around-the-clock monitoring and management.
It is interconnected with Peak 10’s private network, providing customers with highly available Internet access and the ability to leverage 20 data centers in nine other markets when implementing disaster recovery solutions.
The new South Florida site underwent a formal commissioning process prior to opening the data center, including multiple and repeated test cycles using equipment that simulates how the data center operates at various load levels and during failover conditions.
Customers moving their IT infrastructure into the new South Florida data center will also have the benefit of a customer workspace as part of Peak 10’s Workspace Recovery service, which can be used as a temporary office or to quickly recover from a disaster to reduce the impact on business operations.
Peak 10 South Florida’s customized cloud computing, managed services and data center solutions improve performance and availability, lower costs, and maximize internal resources for customers while keeping their IT assets close to the business.
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