You’d think it was springtime with all the growing going on at Peak 10.
In addition to data center expansions in Cincinnati, Ohio and Atlanta, Georgia and a brand new data center going up in Tampa, Florida, Peak 10’s Nashville, Tennessee facilities are in the midst of a two-prong growth spurt. Phase 1 includes a new cloud cluster in addition to 6,600 square feet of new data center space to be known as Nashville 4. Completion is expected in November 2014. Then there is Phase 2 – the build-out of a new Tier 3 data center that includes multiple independent distribution paths serving the IT equipment and dual power inputs. Further details on this facility will be released in 2015.
With Peak 10’s sales office and three existing Nashville data centers, Nashville 4 brings the total footprint in that city to nearly 100,000 square feet. This makes Peak 10 the largest provider in the market by footprint, according to research firm The 451 Group.
VP & GM of Nashville operations, David Smith, said the expansion was prompted by the demand for services arising from the area’s vibrant business climate and by the company’s established reputation. “Our community of approximately 400 clients is growing steadily for both colocation and cloud services. We want to be ready to grow with our existing customers, as well as accommodate our expanding base,” he said.
The company deployed its first cloud cluster in Nashville in 2008; the new cluster, located in Peak 10’s Nashville 3 facility, will have capacity for approximately 100 additional cloud customers locally and nationally. At the core of this multi-million dollar investment is Cisco’s Unified Computing System™ (UCS) environment, which serves as the network backbone for Peak 10’s national cloud infrastructure. In addition to more compute resources to ensure scalability and overall performance, Peak 10 customers will have more hands-on features with the UCS-based cloud cluster such as self-provisioning, burstable cloud services and enhanced compliance, redundancy and replication capabilities.
When it comes to technology partner alliances, you’ll find few as supportive and beneficial to customers as the relationship between Cisco and us, not only in Nashville but throughout Peak 10 operations.
Named Cisco’s 2014 Data Center Cloud Partner of the Year in the Americas. Peak 10 also holds the Cisco® Cloud Provider Certification with a Cisco Powered Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) designation and was the first in the Americas to achieve the Cisco Powered Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) designation. Most recently we were named a partner in Cisco’s Intercloud, a worldwide network of interconnected clouds that will enable a new generation of standardized cloud applications and the proliferation of highly secure hybrid clouds.
More expansion is already on the drawing board and planned for 2015, in Nashville and beyond. Ensuring that our clients’ requirements for superior colocation and cloud services will always be available and that our products and services are engineered using only best-in-class technologies are core tenets we stand by.