Peak 10 Inc is expanding its Charlotte operations to the University Research Park area near UNC-Charlotte. Its new 62,000-square-foot facility will be built out in phases.
Phase 1 of the expansion, which will encompass Peak 10’s Charlotte 4 data center, is scheduled to be completed in the coming months and will showcase 14,000 square feet of premier raised floor space. Subsequent phases will be completed as the customer base expands.
Demand led to fourth facility need
“Peak 10 continues to grow its managed services portfolio delivered via our cloud and our customer owned platforms based on increasing demand from new and existing customers. The demand for our solutions led us to add a fourth Peak 10 facility and a new location, in Charlotte,” said Pat O’Brien, the vice president and general manager of Peak 10 Charlotte.
“Because of its convenient location in University Research Park, our new facility is easily accessible to businesses throughout Charlotte as well as the outlying counties.”
He added, “This new, enterprise class facility can also serve as a disaster recovery and business continuity location for customers that have intercity, interstate or national requirements.”
A great place to do business
Like all Peak 10 facilities which meet enterprise-class standards, Charlotte 4 will be engineered with five-point physical security, uninterruptible power, HVAC systems, fire suppression and around-the-clock monitoring and management.
It will be SSAE 16 and PCI compliant and interconnected with Peak 10’s private network, which provides customers the advantage of highly available Internet access and the ability to leverage all data centers in nine other markets when implementing disaster recovery solutions.
“The entrepreneurial and dynamic business climate in Charlotte has served our company well; it’s a great place to do business,” said David Jones, the president and CEO of Peak 10.
“Our team delivers Infrastructure-as-a-Service to many of the 240+ energy-oriented organizations, in addition to high-growth technology companies, making Peak 10 a backbone to the Charlotte region’s economic growth and stability. We are committed to this region and it shows through the expansion of our local operations three times over the last seven years and continued, steady growth planned over the next 5-10 years.”
“Peak 10 is Charlotte’s poster child of a successful entrepreneurial startup company,” said Bob Morgan, the president of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. “Its new investment here affirms three key points:
- The number of small and medium sized businesses served by Peak 10 is rapidly growing.
- Charlotte is an entrepreneurial-friendly city with opportunities for all.
- Charlotte’s reliable and inexpensive source of electricity is a competitive advantage.”
The new building is located within the David Taylor Corporate Center, which is owned by Beacon Partners. It brings Peak 10’s entire Charlotte footprint to more than 129,000 square feet. Peak 10 operates nine other technology campuses in the U.S., serving customers around the globe.