Peak 10 Inc. has announced the opening of its second enterprise-class facility contiguous with current operations in Richmond. The 13,500-sq-ft addition brings Peak 10 Richmond’s total footprint to nearly 30,000 sq ft and will be the company’s 19th data center facility within its 10 U.S. markets.

“We are excited to have our Richmond 2 facility complete. We began the expansion project due to high customer demand from enterprise companies stretching from the Tidewater Virginia area to Washington, D.C.,” said Mark Wensell, Ph.D., the vice president and general manager of Peak 10 Richmond. “The second facility will allow us to continue serving the needs of our current and future customers and is a key part of our continued growth strategy.”

The second Richmond data center is engineered with multiple levels of security, uninterruptible power, HVAC systems, fire suppression, and around-the-clock monitoring and management. It is interconnected with Peak 10’s private network, providing customers with the advantage of highly available Internet access and the ability to leverage 17 data centers in nine other markets when implementing disaster recovery solutions.

“We have consistently executed our plan of expanding organically and investing capital in our existing markets with an acute focus on service quality and customer responsiveness,” said David Jones, the president and CEO of Peak 10. “This new data center facility in Richmond exemplifies this strategy. With our relationship with Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe, and RBC Capital Markets, Peak 10 is positioned for long-term growth and expansion.”

To ensure an unparalleled level of stability and facility integrity, the new Richmond site underwent a formal commissioning process prior to customer installations. Leveraging an industry-leading facilities engineering and IT consulting firm, Peak 10’s data center commissioning is a structured process which establishes the capability and reliability of mission-critical infrastructure. The process includes multiple and repeated test cycles using equipment that simulates how the data center operates at various load levels and failover conditions.

“Peak 10 will continue to invest in its customers by improving our existing facilities in all markets along with constructing new, state-of-the-art sites to accommodate growth needs and demand,” said Jeff Spalding, executive vice president and COO for Peak 10. “We not only invest in our facilities, but in our technology, our service offerings and, most importantly, our people. By making these investments, we guarantee that our customers will receive access to the most robust data centers, advanced technologies and platforms, and the best customer service experience in the industry.”