Peak 10 serves up Comcast Business’ Ethernet services

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 1:02pm
Mike Robuck

Peak 10, a national IT infrastrcutre and cloud-services provider, announced that it’s now offering Comcast Business’ Ethernet services in its Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. data center.

With Comcast Busienss, Peak 10 can provide its customers in South Florida and throughout the southeast access to high-bandwidth Ethernet connectivity, and  off-site data center back-up and cloud services for disaster recovery preparedness.

Peak 10 also added Comcast Business Ethernet as a connectivity option to its data centers in Atlanta, Jacksonville and Nashville.

In Ft. Lauderdale, Peak 10 operates two data centers – one that’s 22,000-square-feet of raised floor space and another that is 11,000-square-feet of raised floor space. Both deliver a variety of colocation, managed and cloud services to businesses that need to store, transfer and protect mission-critical applications and sensitive company data.

With multiple Peak 10 data centers connected to the nationwide Comcast Business network, South Florida businesses can store data at an off-site data center nearby and back up their data to a remote location. This helps protect against loss of company information in case of a power outage, flooding or other destruction due to a hurricane.

“Comcast’s Ethernet services allow us to provide our customers with reliable connectivity and scalable bandwidth that can be deployed quickly, and can scale along with the growth of the business,” said Stefan Pittinger, regional vice president, Peak 10. “We work with businesses in South Florida to develop their disaster recovery plans and general hurricane preparedness, and a key piece of that are secure, reliable and redundant connectivity options so our customers can maintain continuity of business operations and availability of critical applications.”

Peak 10 said its data center in Ft. Lauderdale was built to withstand a Category 5 hurricane and was specifically designed based on the impact of Hurricane Andrew in 1992, including a windowless design, access to two separate power infrastructures and the capacity to house 250 individuals from client companies within its offices in the event of a storm or disaster.

“While backing up data and planning for disasters is important for businesses and organizations everywhere, it is an absolute requirement in South Florida, which is in the path of hurricanes on a regular basis,” said David Lynch, regional vice president, Comcast Business. “In the past, backing data up over legacy T1 connections was painfully slow so customers often would skip doing it. The combination of our wider Ethernet availability and multiple Peak 10 data centers connected to our network means businesses and organizations of all sizes have a simple, integrated business continuity solution to help operations even in the face of a major hurricane or other natural disaster.”

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Peak 10 operates 23 data centers in 10 key markets in the U.S.



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