Alpharetta's commitment to the IT industry – shown in part
through its creation of the Alpharetta Technology Commission – helped Peak 10 decide
to expand its data center campus in the city.
The Peak 10 Atlanta team and its executive leadership will hold a reception on Nov. 5 at 4:30 p.m. in celebration of the company's growth and this expansion. Customer appreciation and partner engagement will be the order of the day as the company reveals its expansion plans.
Peak 10 has begun construction within an existing 75,000-square foot building to accommodate customer growth.
The new location for the national IT infrastructure and cloud provider is located on Windward Parkway in Alpharetta’s High Tech Corridor, Peak 10 reported in a recent news release. The building will be built out in three 15,000 square foot phases for three separate data centers. Completion of the first phase is expected in Spring 2014. The new location is located on 12 acres, giving the company enough real estate to build out a full data center campus in the future.
“We have been very selective with this expansion in Atlanta. We will be investing significant capital into this site, a campus that will afford Peak 10 exceptional expansion capabilities,” said David Jones, the president and CEO of Peak 10. “We anticipate continued exponential growth for our Atlanta operations and the Windward/Alpharetta area affords us all of the essentials for demand growth, stable power infrastructure, multiple fiber carriers and access to a technology-oriented employment community.”
“We chose Alpharetta for our expansion because of its strong commitment to the IT industry,” said Angela Haneklau, vice president and general manager for Peak 10’s Atlanta operations. “We look forward to serving as IT advisors and trusted business partners to the organizations in the North Fulton County technology and business communities and beyond.”
Due to exponential growth, Peak 10 is quickly filling up the addition with customers such as Kauffman Tire, an automotive retail business; Alternative, a fashion apparel company; and Curse, the largest Massively Multi-player Online property in the U.S.
Upon completion, the data center facilities at Peak 10’s new Atlanta location will include:
- A large office space to accommodate employee and client growth
- High Reliability Power Grid
- Concurrently maintainable
- Diverse Redundant Power Feeds
- Connections to Peak 10’s private network
- Compliance with SSAE 16, PCI, and HIPAA/HITECH regulations
- 24/7/365 Guarded Security and Video Surveillance
“The City of Alpharetta is excited to welcome Peak 10,” said Peter Tokar, economic development director for the City of Alpharetta. “As a major hub for technology and Big Data in the Metro Atlanta Region, Peak 10’s location in Alpharetta will provide yet another wonderful asset to our business community and our network of high tech companies.”
The new building brings Peak 10’s entire Atlanta footprint to more than 100,000 square feet. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Peak 10 operates data centers in 10 key U.S. markets, serving customers around the globe.