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Carnival Cruise Lines Gains IT Resiliency Using Peak 10’s Disaster Recovery Support

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October 1, 2010

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (October 1, 2010) – Peak 10 Inc., a managed services company with world-class data centers, is proud to announce its long-term contract with Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines, the world’s most popular cruise line. Using its newly-enhanced, hardened data center infrastructure, Peak 10 will deliver disaster recovery services to reinforce Carnival’s existing IT environment and ensure availability for its customers.

“Peak 10 is a strategic partner for Carnival. Their quality personnel, management commitment, and ability to execute were key factors in our successful migration to the Peak 10 facility,” said Myles Cyr, vice president and chief information officer of Carnival Cruise Lines. “We are now positioned well in a state-of-the-art facility that can accommodate growth and provide other value-added services.”

Carnival Cruise Lines is one of the world’s most successful leisure travel companies, carrying upwards of 4 million guests a year aboard its 22-vessel fleet which sails from 19 North American homeports. The company prides itself on delivering fun, memorable vacations to guests by offering a wide array of quality cruises which offer outstanding value.

“Utilizing our recently-enhanced, enterprise-class facility helps Carnival Cruise Lines complement its existing DR efforts to further ensure the protection of its mission-critical data and accessibility for its customers,” said Stefan Pittinger, the vice president and general manager of Peak 10 South Florida. “With our services and around-the-clock support, Carnival has implemented an added layer of security to safeguard its data from the threat of disaster.”

“Our resources and technical expertise will provide Carnival Cruise Lines with the best solution for avoiding business interruption caused by unforeseen circumstances and enable its team to recover as quickly and efficiently as possible,” said Jeff Spalding, the executive vice president of market operations for Peak 10. “Additionally our robust portfolio of services and geographic footprint are available to Carnival should it wish to expand upon its DR plan as it continues to grow its business.”

Peak 10 South Florida’s managed IT and data center services improve performance and reliability, lower costs and maximize internal resources for customers while keeping their valuable information technology assets close to the business. The company combines its secure, private network and enterprise-class data centers with world-class engineering and support to serve market-leading companies nationwide. As a managed services leader, Peak 10 offers a wide range of technology services, including virtualization, managed hosting, and cloud-based services in a cost-efficient and reliable platform for its customers. The company owns and operates data centers in ten key markets that include Cincinnati, Ohio; Atlanta, Ga.; Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C.; Tampa, Jacksonville and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Nashville, Tenn.; Louisville, Ky.; and Richmond, Va.

About Carnival Cruise Lines

Carnival is the most popular cruise line in the world with 22 “Fun Ships” operating voyages from three to 16 days in length to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England, Europe, Bermuda and the Panama Canal. The line currently has two new 130,000-ton ships on order – Carnival Magic, set to debut in Europe May 1, 2011, and Carnival Breeze, scheduled to enter service in spring 2012.

About Peak 10 Inc.

Peak 10 is a managed services company with world-class data centers. It delivers scalable, economical and reliable solutions for hosting and managing complex information technology infrastructure. The company’s expert team embraces the industry’s evolving technologies by adopting and tailoring solutions such as virtualization and cloud-based services as part of its robust managed services offering. Its strong customer focus, financial stability, geographic diversity and technical strength attracts market-leading companies such as LendingTree, Global Knowledge, Pergo, Healthways and Churchill Downs. Peak 10 is SAS70 Type II audited and helps companies meet the requirements of various regulatory compliance acts such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), HIPAA, PCI and Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLBA). For more information on data center solutions from Peak 10, visit www.peak10.com.

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"Our values are the foundation for everything we do at Peak 10, and are ultimately what enable us to earn our customers' business and their trust."
David H. Jones,
Board Member, Peak 10 + ViaWest