U.S. IT infrastructure and cloud hosting services provider, Peak 10, Inc., is in the final construction phase of its new 60,000-square-foot data center facility in Tampa on Parkedge Drive in the University of South Florida area of Tampa.
Peak 10‘s new data center is currently undergoing data center commissioning in which all systems and components of the facility are tested both individually and collectively at full load to ensure they remain operational if utility power is lost. The 60,000- square-foot data center is slated to open this July.
The building is constructed of a two-story concrete precast hardened shell to withstand a Category 5 hurricane. Situated outside the area’s flood zone on 6.88 acres in Hidden River Corporate Park, the facility offers 23,600 square feet of office and support space and 36,400 square feet of data center space. Designed, constructed, and operated to meet industry Tier 3 standards, the new Peak 10 data center is the company’s first facility designed and constructed completely from the ground up.
“We’ve seen a significant increase in the number of technology-centric businesses moving to or starting up in the Tampa area,” said Peak 10 vice president and general manager, Cheryl Kleiman, who oversees the company’s Tampa operations. “But they are not the only companies seeking space in our new data center. Organizations across a diverse range of industries are being affected by trends in mobility and Big Data, and by changing regulatory requirements for handling data. They want more security. They want faster, easier connections to cloud services. Our new data center increases our capacity to deliver high-performance, secure colocation, cloud and other services that these companies need to gain and maintain a competitive edge.”
The facility will bring Peak 10’s entire Tampa data center footprint to more than 129,000 square feet in three separate facilities, and its total Florida footprint to roughly 230,000 square feet. 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.