Peak 10 Provides Red Hat with Colocation, Private Test Lab

Posted on May 31, 2014 at 6:37 pm

Peak 10 will provide a colocation site for Red Hat’s IT, networking and engineering environments Peak 10 will provide a colocation site for Red Hat’s IT, networking and engineering environments

Cloud computing provider Peak 10 announced on Thursday that it will provide a colocation site for Red Hat’s IT, networking and engineering environments.

Red Hat is using Peak 10’s data center infrastructure to help maintain the availability and security of the three environments, which are used to test, manage and deliver its open source solutions. Peak 10 is also providing Red Hat with a private test lab for its Research and Development team, where is tests applications before they are released.

Red Hat is a significant customer win for Peak 10 as last year Red Hat was the first open source company and Linux vendor to surpass $1 billion in revenue over a 12 month period.

“Moving significant parts of our IT infrastructure to Peak 10 to support our global service delivery made its team an extension of our team, allowing us to concentrate on our core competencies and scale our business more rapidly,” Lee Congdon, CIO of Red Hat said in a statement. “Peak 10 collaborated with us to design a solution that best fits our needs. By outsourcing to Peak 10, we have already experienced efficiencies and cost savings that we expect will have a positive impact on our bottom line.”

Peak 10 is one of the locations for Red Hat’s Americas IT network, according to the press release. Data and applications from its US data centers feed into Peak 10’s facility, which offers redundancy and security.

Peak 10’s infrastructure footprint across nine markets in the US will give Red Hat room to grow. Peak 10 says it is currently adding to its data center space by expanding its facility in Raleigh, N.C.

“We are proud to play such a large role in Red Hat’s core IT strategy,” Marilyn Finfrock, Peak 10 vice president and general manager said in a statement. “Red Hat has placed a great deal of trust in our team, and we are focused on successfully delivering a number of tailored solutions to help it meet its global business initiatives.”

Last year, Peak 10 kicked off the multi-phase expansion of its Atlanta technology campus.

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