MSP Today Expert Feature
June 16, 2014

Peak 10 Building New Tampa Data Center from Ground Up

Cloud services provider Peak 10 is continuing a year of rapid expansion with the construction of a new 60,000-square-foot data center in Tampa. The facility is the first that Peak 10 has designed and constructed exclusively, and brings the service provider’s total footprint in the area to more than 129,000 square feet.

The I-75 business sector as well as the University of South Florida area will be supported by the new data center, which will offer all of Peak 10’s secure cloud and data center offerings. The facility will have the capacity to serve more than 600 customers and will be built as three separate buildings, with the first data center scheduled to open in early 2015. The additional buildings are expected to be constructed over a five-year period.

The company operates 24 data enters throughout the U.S. and specializes in IT infrastructure and managed services for the middle market. The company holds a Cisco (News - Alert) Cloud Provider Certification as well as Cisco Powered Cloud IaaS and DRaaS designations. The latter is exceptionally useful as the new facility is being constructed at a high elevation, outside of the local flood zone. It is designed to withstand a Category 5 hurricane and includes features like high-impact window glazing and a six-point physical security system.

"After researching the area, we determined that a facility to meet our standards was not already built, and as part of our commitment to the Tampa Bay market and community, we decided to move forward on a custom build," said Cheryl Kleiman, vice president for Peak 10, overseeing Tampa operations. "This third facility is special for us – it is the first time that we are building our own data center from the ground up." 

Earlier this year, the company announced a partnership with Tech Data (News - Alert) Corporation for distribution of the Peak 10 suite of cloud and managed services powered by Cisco. Tech Data is selling the offerings through its TDCloud solution in their Solutions Store.

Peak 10 is in the process of being acquired by private equity firm GI partners. The move will bolster the company’s expansion and Peak 10 stands to benefit from GI’s technology finance expertise, which includes investments in Digital Realty Trust, The Telx Group and SoftLayer (News - Alert) Technologies.

Edited by Maurice Nagle