Managed hosting provider Peak Hosting tapped Digital Realty to get two new data centers up and running quickly. In order to meet customer need for geographically distributed locations, the company added data center PODS (Performance Optimized Data Suites) in Richardson, Texas and Santa Clara, California. Each POD consists of 1.25 megawatts in full 2N environments.
Peak Hosting deployed both data centers in less than 60 days, according to the company. It first added 800 servers to a data center in Richardson, followed by a second phase of 400 in less than a month. The data center is up to 3000 servers and counting today. The initial deployment in Santa Clara consisted of 700 servers and associated infrastructure and took only 10 days from the loading docks to OS load.
Peak Hosting now has a total of 5 data centers in the U.S. as well as one in Europe. The relationship with Digital Realty started with a data center in Digital Realty’s Ashburn campus.
“We're excited to support Peak Hosting as it expands, and we’re dedicated to ensuring Peak Hosting takes full advantage of Digital Realty’s recently expanded connectivity offerings, including richer direct-connect options, and easy access to cloud providers,” said Matt Miszewski, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Digital Realty in a press release.
Peak Hosting offers what it calls Operations-as-a-Service managed hosting. Customers select from a menu of services and locations, then the company builds and manages it for them. Their tag line is they “take care of everything but your code”.
The company has placed an emphasis on time to delivery, which also happens to be Digital Realty's specialty in turnkey data centers. Digital Realty's CIO recently spoke to DCK about the emphasis on streamlining operations.
“The industry average time to deploy a new data center suite is in the realm of four months,” said Jeffrey Papen, founder and CEO, Peak Hosting. “Our team blew that timeframe out of the water due to its experience and focus, and as a result met a new customer’s requirement for geographically dispersed infrastructure in specific cities on a very short timeline. It’s not that other hosting companies can’t deploy this quickly; it’s that they won’t.”