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Peak 10 shows off new digs in Alpharetta
by James Swift
jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
September 03, 2014 02:17 PM | 2451 views | 2 2 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend | print
From left, attendees included Lancope CEO Mike Potts, Peak 10 CEO David Jones and Vice President Angela Haneklau, Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle, Georgia Association of Technology President Tino Mantella and Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce President Brandon Beach.
From left, attendees included Lancope CEO Mike Potts, Peak 10 CEO David Jones and Vice President Angela Haneklau, Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle, Georgia Association of Technology President Tino Mantella and Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce President Brandon Beach.
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While the official grand opening is not until October, Peak 10 offered a sneak peek of its newest data center at an event last Thursday.

The Charlotte-based information technology infrastructure company announced it was moving to the Golden Corridor last year. The 15,000 square foot facility is located off Windward Parkway at 12655 Edison Drive.

The company CEO and President David Jones said his company had maxed out its available space at its other two Georgia data centers in Norcross.

“We did a very extensive canvas across Gwinnett, north Fulton and even the Kennesaw area,” he said. “Because of the technology corridor and the power capabilities … when you look at the customer base we serve, the mid-market, it just made a lot of sense.”

A major benefit of the relocation, he said, was the room for future developments. “That makes it a lot easier for us, because next time, we won’t have to go searching for land.”

The company’s 26th data center, Jones said, was truly state of the art. “I guess you could say it’s our fourth generation of data centers,” he said.

Alpharetta Economic Development Director Peter Tokar said while he cannot give an official estimate for the number of jobs the new facility may create, the center’s shared-space structure certainly could draw quite a few employers to the area.

“What makes Peak 10’s center so unique is the fact that they have an office component to it as well,” he said. “Potentially, with the available offices that they have here, they could create literally a few hundred jobs.”

In addition to the data center and upstairs office space, the facility is also home to a business disaster recovery space and a meeting space open for possible community events.

“We offer so much more than we were able to offer before,” said company Vice President and General Manager Angela Haneklau. “We now have a facility to really complement our footprint in Atlanta.”

Alpharetta-based Lancope, Inc. was announced as the facility’s first official tenant.

“It’s great to know they’re only five minutes away from the rest of the team,” said Lancope President and CEO Mike Potts.

Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Brandon Beach said his organization is committed to providing a high quality of life for transplant businesses like the company.

“The chamber and the state love ribbon cuttings, because that means you’re investing in our state and in our community,” he said. “But more importantly, you’re hiring people and adding jobs.”

Through its data and storage services, Mayor David Belle Isle said the company was an “enabler” for other businesses.

“As happy as we are to have you here just for your own sake,” he said, “what we also equally love is that you’re helping the companies that are here be more successful.”

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400 commuter
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September 03, 2014
Great! A few hundred more cars jamming up GA400/Windward Parkway during rush hour. Go buy some damn land somewhere rural Ga and build your data center.
JaxMichael
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September 05, 2014
They're building a data center, not a shopping mall. Maybe you aren't familiar with the traffic, or lack thereof that surround data centers. Dry your eyes.
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