Web hosting company Peak 10 announced on Wednesday it is expanding its Charlotte operations to the University Research Park area near UNC-Charlotte with a new 62,000-square-foot data center that will be built out in phases.
The move follows the opening of Peak 10’s second enterprise-class data center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and the addition of its new virtual private delivery option called Virtual Private Data Center.
The Charlotte web hosting market has been growing significantly in recent years, particularly with the North Carolina’s affordable power costs encouraging more data center center builds in the area.
Phase 1, which will encompass Peak 10’s Charlotte 4 data center, is scheduled to be completed in the coming months and will showcase 14,000 square feet of premier raised floor space. Subsequent phases will be completed as the customer base expands, says Peak 10.
“Peak 10 continues to grow its managed services portfolio delivered via our cloud and our customer owned platforms based on increasing demand from new and existing customers. The demand for our rock solid solutions led us to add a fourth Peak 10 facility and a new location, in Charlotte,” said Pat O’Brien, the vice president and general manager of Peak 10 Charlotte. “Because of its convenient location in University Research Park, our new facility is easily accessible to businesses throughout Charlotte as well as the outlying counties. This new, enterprise class facility can also serve as a disaster recovery and business continuity location for customers that have intercity, interstate or national requirements.”
Like all Peak 10 data centers, Charlotte 4 will be engineered with five-point physical security, uninterruptible power, HVAC systems, fire suppression and around-the-clock monitoring and management.
The data center will be SSAE 16 and PCI compliant and interconnected with Peak 10’s private network, which provides customers the advantage of highly available Internet access and the ability to leverage all data centers in nine other markets when implementing disaster recovery solutions.
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce president Bob Morgan said Peak 10’s new investment “affirms the number of small and medium sized businesses served by Peak 10 is rapidly growing, Charlotte is an entrepreneurial-friendly city with opportunities for all, and Charlotte’s reliable and inexpensive source of electricity is a competitive advantage.”
The new building is located within the David Taylor Corporate Center, which is owned by Beacon Partners. Once the data center is completed, Peak 10’s entire Charlotte footprint will span more than 129,000 square feet. The hosting company operates nine other technology campuses in the US, serving customers around the globe.
Peak 10 provides a complete portfolio of cloud, managed services and data center solutions out of its Charlotte data centers.
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