Make us your home page

IT company Peak 10 breaks ground on new data center in Tampa

Peak 10, a national provider of IT services, today is breaking ground on a 60,000-square-foot data center facility in Tampa, its first such facility designed and constructed completely from the ground up.

David Jones, president and CEO of the Charlotte, N.C.-based IT firm, said the "newest generation of data centers" will provide redundancy for Peak 10's existing Tampa centers and tie in to the company's nine other metro locations.

The new two-story cloud and data center, which will serve up to 600 more customers once complete, will be located on a seven-acre parcel in Hidden River Corporate Park near the University of South Florida. It brings Peak 10's Florida footprint to roughly 230,000 square feet.

News of the multi-million dollar project drew kudos from area politicians and economic development officials as a way to lure more companies to relocate or expand in Tampa Bay, particularly in target industries like life sciences, defense and cyber-security.

"In every one of our target industries, IT is the backbone, and we need to stay current to stay relevant," said Rick Homans, president and CEO of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp., which helped Peak 10 expedite permitting for the site.

No government incentives were involved, Homans said.

The project will be built into three separate data centers, with the first center opening in early 2015 and phases two and three completed over a five-year period.

IT company Peak 10 breaks ground on new data center in Tampa 06/12/14 [Last modified: Thursday, June 12, 2014 9:00am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Pinellas licensing board asks Sen. Jack Latvala for $500,000 loan

    Local Government

    The troubled Pinellas County agency that regulates contractors wants Sen. Jack Latvala to help it get a $500,000 lifeline from the state to stay afloat.

    State Sen . Jack Latvala, R- Clearwater, is being asked to help the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board get $500,000 from the state so it can stay open beyond February.  [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
  2. In advertising, marketing diversity needs a boost in Tampa Bay, nationally


    TAMPA — Trimeka Benjamin was focused on a career in broadcast journalism when she entered Bethune-Cookman University.

    From left, Swim Digital marketing owner Trimeka Benjamin discusses the broad lack of diversity in advertising and marketing with 22 Squared copywriter Luke Sokolewicz, University of Tampa advertising/PR professor Jennifer Whelihan, Rumbo creative director George Zwierko and Nancy Vaughn of the White Book Agency. The group recently met at The Bunker in Ybor City.
  3. Tampa Club president seeks assessment fee from members


    TAMPA — The president of the Tampa Club said he asked members last month to pay an additional assessment fee to provide "additional revenue." However, Ron Licata said Friday that the downtown business group is not in a dire financial situation.

    Ron Licata, president of the Tampa Club in downtown Tampa. [Tampa Club]
  4. Under Republican health care bill, Florida must make up $7.5 billion


    If a Senate bill called the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 becomes law, Florida's government would need to make up about $7.5 billion to maintain its current health care system. The bill, which is one of the Republican Party's long-promised answers to the Affordable Care Act imposes a cap on funding per enrollee …

    Florida would need to cover $7.5 billion to keep its health care program under the Republican-proposed Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017.  [Times file photo]
  5. Amid U.S. real estate buying binge by foreign investors, Florida remains first choice

    Real Estate

    Foreign investment in U.S. residential real estate recently skyrocketed to a new high with nearly half of all foreign sales happening in Florida, California and Texas.

    A National Association of Realtors annual survey found record volume and activity by foreign buyers of U.S. real estate. Florida had the highest foreign investment activity, followed by California and Texas. [National Association of Realtors]