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Peak 10 History

In the late 1990s, numerous data centers came online to provide services to corporate America and large dot.com businesses.  Dave Jones, a former executive at a number of regional telecommunications firms, saw a need for the same reliable, secure data center services among mid-market businesses, particularly in emerging growth markets. In 2000, he and a business partner, Nick Kottyan, founded Peak 10 to serve these companies and opened our first data center in Jacksonville, Florida.  Nick Kottyan left the company in 2002, shortly after the firm became profitable, and Dave Jones has led the way since.

Just over a decade later, Peak 10 has evolved into a national information technology (IT) infrastructure solutions provider with facilities in key U.S. markets and serving customers around the world. We have a well diversified, stable customer base and among the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the industry; since 2008 more than half of new sales have been from existing customers. Peak 10 has also enjoyed double-digit year-over-year growth in revenue since our company’s inception.

Customer Satisfaction-drive Success

Peak 10’s successful growth is driven by a market strategy focused on relationship building with partners and prospects alike, combined with a philosophy of helping our customers achieve their business goals through strategic IT infrastructure solutions and high-caliber service delivery.

It’s a formula for success that has earned Peak 10 the respect of customers and analysts alike.

Moving Forward

Attuned to changing customer and industry needs, Peak 10 continues to grow by acquiring established data center facilities in high-growth markets, expanding into high-potential greenfield markets and developing competitively priced, high-demand business solutions that our customers need in order to stay competitive and prosper.

We now also benefit from the insights and operational improvements provided by Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, a private equity group that purchased Peak 10 in 2010. Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe is one of the largest and most experienced US private equity firms and among the first private equity investors in the data center space. Dave Jones and his management team continue to lead the company and are minority stake holders.

Peak 10 Timeline

The Start Up Years (2000-2003)

  • March 2000: Peak 10 founded
  • August 2000: Opened first data center, located in Jacksonville, Florida
  • January 2001: Opened a data center in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • July 2002: Opened a data center in Tampa, Florida
  • January 2003: Opened a data center in Raleigh, North Carolina

Acquisitions and Expansion (2004-2007)

  • October 2004: Acquired Xodiax in Louisville, Kentucky
  • November 2005: Opened second Louisville data center
  • May 2006: Acquired customer base of Intercerve, an MSP in Charlotte
  • July 2006: Expanded Charlotte facility
  • August 2006: Acquired RenTech in Nashville, Tennessee
  • September 2006: Expanded Raleigh facility and implemented sophisticated power generation solution
  • January 2007: Acquired bayMountain in Richmond, Virginia
  • February 2007: Expanded the Jacksonville facility
  • August 2007: Acquired a data center in Atlanta, Georgia

Accelerated Growth (2008-2009)

  • April 2008: Added a second Nashville data center
  • July 2008: Private cloud service introduced
  • October 2008: Opened a data center in Cincinnati, Ohio, a greenfield market
  • November 2008: Added a second Raleigh data center
  • December 2008: Added a second Tampa data center
  • June 2009: Added a third Charlotte data center
  • October 2009: Added a second Atlanta data center
  • December 2009: Acquired 1Vault Networks in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Market Leadership (2010+)

  • January 2010: Invested in major network upgrade
  • September 2010: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe becomes majority shareholder
  • December 2010: Added a second Richmond data center
  • January 2011: Implemented stratified cloud solution
  • November 2011: Added a third Louisville data center
  • March 2012: Added a third Nashville 3 data center
  • April 2012: Added a second Ft. Lauderdale data center
  • October 2012: Achieved the Cisco® Cloud Provider Certification with a Cisco Powered Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) designation
  • November 2012: Added fourth Charlotte data center
  • January 2013: Established dedicated sales presence in Philadelphia market
  • January 2013: Data centers and cloud infrastructure validated for PCI DSS 2.0 Level 1 compliance

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