CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As greater Atlanta positions itself as a leading technology hub, national IT infrastructure and cloud services provider, Peak 10, Inc., announces the opening of its third data center facility in the market, responding to the sustained demand for Peak 10's cloud and data center services to support the region's prospering business and technology communities. Adding to Peak 10's 35,000-square-foot local presence, the opening of its Alpharetta facility marks the first complete phase of three 15,000-square-foot data center expansions to accommodate growth.
Powered by more than 13,000 tech companies, Atlanta has emerged as a frontrunner in business and technology innovation, leading the country in health IT companies, telecom and Internet security and emerging as a mobile payment epicenter. Capitalizing on the rapid expansion, Alpharetta – a northern suburb of Atlanta – is branding itself as "The Technology City of the South," now home to 35 percent of all the technology companies in Georgia. Amidst this growth – one aspect has been critical in enabling this technology boom to flourish: a solid foundation of infrastructure.
"With the Atlanta market, we are witnessing a remarkable shift as this region becomes a magnet for technology and innovation driven by advancements of data-centric sectors from finance and mobility to logistics, retail and healthcare IT," said David Jones, Chairman & CEO of Peak 10. "The convergence of these markets – supported by data center and cloud services – creates boundless growth potential for us and our customers here. As the region continues to expand, we will remain deeply interested and invested in their success."
Peak 10 serves hundreds of customers in the greater Atlanta area including automotive retail business, Kauffman Tire; leading value retailer of new and used DVD and Blu-ray movies, MovieStop; and one of the largest online gaming information properties in the United States, Curse. The Peak 10 Alpharetta facility—located off Windward Parkway in the heart of Alpharetta's tech corridor—will allow Peak 10 to serve up to 800 more businesses and bring Peak 10's total footprint in greater Atlanta to more than 100,000 square feet.
"We continue to experience great demand for our services as businesses seek secure, hybrid IT infrastructure solutions, supported by exemplary customer support – and the explosion of financial and medical industries in Alpharetta are a perfect fit for Peak 10," said Angela Haneklau, vice president for Peak 10, overseeing Atlanta operations. "This third facility opens up many more doors for Peak 10 and the greater Atlanta region to continue the growth trajectory together."
As testament to growth potential, the facility's first fully operational tenant, Lancope Inc., an Alpharetta-based leading provider of network visibility and security intelligence through contextual security analytics, has already secured its space in the data center as a way to increase the security and redundancy of mission critical data. Beginning its relationship with Peak 10 two years ago, Lancope has experienced a 45 percent growth over the last three years, and remains one of the premier technology companies to originate in Atlanta and to grow alongside it. "As we looked strategically for business partners to grow with us, Peak 10 became a logical choice," said Mike Potts, CEO, Lancope. "Having already established a relationship two years ago with Peak 10 in their Norcross data center, the company offered the best value and best relationship—from efficiency, space and location, all the way down to price."
Peak 10's Alpharetta facility offers businesses a large office space to accommodate employee and customer growth as well as Disaster Recovery (DR) space to accommodate business continuity needs, a high reliability power grid, diverse redundant power feeds, compliance with SSAE 16, PCI and HIPAA/HITECH regulations and 24/7/365 customer support—all aimed at helping businesses increase agility, lower costs, improve performance and focus internal IT resources on core competencies. Beyond the technology, Peak 10's highly collaborative, customer-centric and compliant approach differentiates it from other providers – enabling the company to successfully grow and serve the big data and mission critical IT needs in the market.
"Peak 10's reliable, scalable infrastructure is fully equipped to serve our technology-oriented employment community – and help them grow," said David Belle Isle, Mayor of Alpharetta. "As we create a culture of technology in Alpharetta, companies like Peak 10 that are enabling innovation and growth are a cornerstone of economic development. We congratulate them on their latest expansion, look forward to future growth, and welcome them to the Technology City of the South."
Peter Tokar, City of Alpharetta, Economic Development Director, echoed these sentiments. "With its latest expansion, Peak 10 strengthens our goal of breaking the mold and positioning Atlanta to be a national leader in technology alongside Austin and Silicon Valley. The new facility supports Alpharetta's already attractive landscape – building on our community's wealth of available land, infrastructure and power grids – all necessary to build upon our diverse talent pool and drive technology education, business and innovation in Alpharetta and beyond."
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Peak 10 operates data centers throughout the U.S., including three in Atlanta, providing secure, tailored cloud computing and information technology infrastructure solutions to a diverse base of mid-market businesses. To learn more, visit www.peak10.com.
About Peak 10
Peak 10 provides reliable, tailored cloud computing, data center and other information technology (IT) infrastructure solutions and managed services, primarily for mid-market businesses. Peak 10 solutions are designed to scale and adapt to customers' changing business needs, enabling them to increase agility, lower costs, improve performance and focus internal IT resources on their core competencies. Peak 10 holds the Cisco® Cloud Provider Certification with a Cisco Powered Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) designation. Peak 10 undergoes annual examinations by third party auditors and helps companies meet the requirements of various regulatory and industry standards such as SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, Safe Harbor, HIPAA, PCI DSS, FISMA and ITAR. For more information, visit www.peak10.com.
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