Roundup: Peak 10, Peer 1, Interxion, ViaWest

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Here’s a roundup of more of this week’s headlines from the data center and hosting industry:

Peak 10 selected by Ultramatics.  Tampa Florida based Peak 10 announced it will be providing data center solutions to Ultramatics, a systems integrator and IBM Premier business partner. The Peak 10 Tampa campus will boost bandwidth for Ultramatics and provide the company with a second enterprise-class facility. “As a fast-growing and customer-focused organization, it is essential that we have our data secure and readily available,” said David Riek, the vice president of Ultramatics. “Peak 10’s ongoing investments in infrastructure and customer support systems, like the Pathfinder portal, set them apart and will provide us with reliable communications, connectivity and availability for our customers. We are most impressed with Peak 10’s unparalleled high level of expertise and flexibility.”

Interxion reports second quarter results. Interxion released its unaudited numbers for the second quarter of 2010, period ending June 30. Revenue increased by 19 percent to 50.4 million pounds ($77.1 million), and a net profit of 4.0 million pounds ($6.1 million) was reported. Further details on the second quarter report can be found on the Investors page of the Interxion web site. Interxion recently opened its sixth Frankfurt data center, bringing their total footprint to 28 sites.

ViaWest hires new Senior VP.  Colocation and managed services provider ViaWest announced the hiring of Bob Newman to head Service Delivery. As the Senior Vice President of Service Delivery, Newman will manage all operational assets including provisioning, business controls, quality assurance, internal systems, customer support, and product development. Newman holds a degree from the University of Florida and previously worked for Infocrossing and the LDS Church in Salt Lake City, Utah.  “Bob has a long history of success, and we know he’ll apply that experience to help ViaWest accomplish our goals in both our current and future growth plans,” said ViaWest COO Nancy Phillips.

Peer 1 completes SAS 70 and CICA audits. PEER 1 Hosting (TSX:PIX) announced that it has successfully completed two independent audits of its selected controls, processes and procedures in compliance with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CICA) Section 5970 for the period from January 1, 2010 through June 30, 2010. “By completing both SAS 70 Type II and CICA 5970 audits, we are providing a level of transparency and validation to our customers that we have the processes and safeguards in place to protect their assets and data,” says Jad Jebara, VP, Finance and IT, PEER 1 Hosting. Areas covered in the SAS 70 Type II audit included corporate strategic planning and organization, human resources, operations and monitoring, change management, performance and capacity, system security, configuration management, problem and incident management, data and backups, and facility management.

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