Monday, October 23, 2017

Peak 10 pushes colocation footprint to nearly one million sqf with data centre acquisition

Company promises not to slow down on expansion during 2017 in response to demand and growing IT requirements from customers.

Data centre and cloud services provider Peak 10 has announced its first expansion of 2017 with the acquisition of a site in Louisville, Kentucky.

The 33,000 sqf site brings the company’s total data centre footprint to just over 860,000 sqf split across 16 sites in the US alone.

The new Louisville facility sits 18 miles east of Peak 10’s existing sites in the same city and more than doubles the 28,000 sqf of hosting space to 61,000 sqf.

The building contains sales offices, data centre space, and a Technical Assistance Center which Peak 10 said it will integrate and invest in “immediately to meet its stringent facility requirements and ensure adherence to its processes, systems and operating procedures”.

The company said Louisville is an attracting business hub with several companies in the manufacturing, logistics and healthcare industries, including Fortune 500 companies, which Peak 10 is interested in.

Around 30% of Peak 10’s top 50 customers fall within these industries, a company statement reveals.

Chris Downie, who was appointed CEO of Peak 10 in September 2016, said: “This purchase furthers a critical focus on data centre expansions for Peak 10.

“A key pillar of our strategy is continued investment in the success of our customers and we expect dynamic growth from existing and new customers in Louisville.”

“Throughout its 16+ year history, Peak 10 has made significant investments by way of new data centre construction, or acquiring existing data centres.

“We knew we needed to increase available capacity in Louisville to address the demand for our services, and this opportunity presented itself at the right time.”

Peak 10 was founded in March 2000 with the first data centre opened in August that year in Jacksonville, Florida.

Since then, the company has opened facilities in other American states including North Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia and Georgia.