Comcast Business announced that Peak 10, a national IT infrastructure and cloud solutions provider, is now offering Comcast Business Ethernet Services as a connectivity option to customers in its Ft. Lauderdale data center.
According to a release, a scalable business data network, Comcast Business Ethernet provides Peak 10's customers with the ability to increase their bandwidth in line with business growth. This capability enables Peak 10 to provide its customers in South Florida and throughout the southeast with access to high-bandwidth Ethernet connectivity and premium off-site data center back-up and cloud services for maximum disaster recovery preparedness - a key priority for businesses of all sizes year-round and especially during hurricane season. Peak 10 also added Comcast Business Ethernet as a connectivity option to its data centers in Atlanta, Jacksonville and Nashville.
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Peak 10 operates 23 data centers in 10 key markets in the U.S., serving customers around the world in all industries including healthcare and finance, where compliance regulations are most stringent and the need for a secure, reliable network is essential. In Ft. Lauderdale, Peak 10 operates two data centers - one that's 22,000 sq. ft. of raised floor space and another that is 11,000 sq. ft. of raised floor space - that deliver a variety of colocation, managed and cloud services to businesses that need to store, transfer and protect mission- critical applications and sensitive company data. Comcast noted that with multiple Peak 10 data centers connected to the nationwide Comcast Business network, South Florida businesses can benefit from the ability to safely store data at an off-site data center nearby and back up their data to a remote location. This helps protect against loss of company information in case of a power outage, flooding or other destruction due to a hurricane.
Peak 10 said its data center in Ft. Lauderdale was built to withstand a Category 5 hurricane and was specifically designed based on the impact of Hurricane Andrew in 1992, including a windowless design, access to two separate power infrastructures and the capacity to house 250 individuals from client companies within its offices in the event of a storm or disaster. Peak 10 works with a number of healthcare organizations, financial institutions and other companies, whose data is essential to their daily operations, so having a reliable, high-capacity network they can rely on is a key part of their data center strategy.
"Comcast's Ethernet services allow us to provide our customers with reliable connectivity and scalable bandwidth that can be deployed quickly, and can scale along with the growth of the business," said Stefan Pittinger, regional vice president, Peak 10. "We work with businesses in South Florida to develop their disaster recovery plans and general hurricane preparedness, and a key piece of that are secure, reliable and redundant connectivity options so our customers can maintain continuity of business operations and availability of critical applications."
Comcast added it offers a portfolio of Ethernet connectivity options, including Ethernet Dedicated Internet, Ethernet Private Line, Ethernet Virtual Private Line and Ethernet Network Service that provide Internet access, point-to-point, point-to-multipoint and multipoint-to-multipoint connectivity for organizations that require high-performance connections to data centers for their bandwidth-intensive colocation, managed or cloud services. Comcast's vast network reach and rapid Ethernet service provisioning make it attractive to Peak 10 and its customers.
"While backing up data and planning for disasters is important for businesses and organizations everywhere, it is an absolute requirement in South Florida, which is in the path of hurricanes on a regular basis," said David Lynch, regional vice president, Comcast Business. "In the past, backing data up over legacy T1 connections was painfully slow so customers often would skip doing it. The combination of our wider Ethernet availability and multiple Peak 10 data centers connected to our network means businesses and organizations of all sizes have a simple, integrated business continuity solution to help operations even in the face of a major hurricane or other natural disaster."
Peak 10 provides cloud computing, data center and other information technology (IT) infrastructure solutions.
Comcast Business is a provider of communication solutions. Comcast Cable is an Internet and phone provider.
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