(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Peak 10, Inc., a national IT infrastructure and cloud services provider, broke ground on the company’s 5th and newest data center in Franklin, Tennessee.
Located approximately 20 miles south of Nashville in Williamson County, Franklin is also home to four other Peak 10 data centers. Upon completion, the new data center will offer 20,000 square feet of office and support space, and 50,000 square feet of data center space, which will be built out over time. Peak 10 also operates data center facilities in nine other U.S. markets.
“Nashville has been noted by various publications and polls as one of the best places for doing business, and its economy ranks as one of the fastest-growing in the country,” explains David Smith, vice president and general manager for Peak 10’s Nashville operations. “The addition of this facility will enable us to better meet the ever-increasing demand for reliable, enterprise-class colocation and cloud services.”
Like all Peak 10 data centers, the new facility will feature high-level physical security; fully redundant network architecture; and top-tier equipment and technologies from industry-leading equipment manufacturers and technology companies. Prior to opening, the data center will be fully commissioned by an independent quality assurance and engineering team. The process applies key standards for mission-critical data center facilities including ANSI/TIA-942 and other standards established by ASHRAE, NFPA and critical infrastructure manufacturers.
Century Investment Partners, based in Franklin, Tennessee, is the developer and owner of the project. Century Skanska is the general contractor. Davis Stokes Collaborative PC is the architect.
“Peak 10 plays a critical role in providing complex IT solutions to companies in Williamson County and the entire region,” said Matt Largen, president and chief executive officer of Williamson Inc., which combines the Williamson County, TN Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development.
“We are thrilled the company has decided to expand their presence in the Nashville region,” he added. “Peak 10 is an integral part of the Middle Tennessee economy, and its employees also give countless hours to area non-profits to make this a better place for everyone.”
Peak 10 first entered the Nashville market in 2006, as it was experiencing the surge in economic growth that continues today. The area is globally known as a hub for healthcare companies, with many of them focused on the technology aspects of that sector. Its central location to major U.S. markets also makes it an attractive location for the corporate headquarters of many organizations.
Peak 10 currently provides IT infrastructure services to a wide range of companies in the Nashville area, including Tractor Supply Co., Music City Networks, 247 Sports, Source Medical and Broadcast Music, Inc. The company’s comprehensive compliance program, which includes a full-time, on-staff compliance officer, is particularly attractive to the company’s many healthcare and financial services customers.
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Peak 10 owns and operates 25 data centers in key U.S. markets and serves a diverse range of customers in the U.S. and abroad. 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 or the Peak 10 Newsroom for the latest news.