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Florida Panthers Protect the Line on Disaster Recovery

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October 30, 2013
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (October 30, 2013) – The 82-game season of the National Hockey League is long enough without having to manage team operations around man-made or natural disasters. To strengthen its bench, the Florida Panthers signed a three-year contract with Peak 10, a national infrastructure and cloud solutions provider, for a new disaster recovery implementation.

The Sunrise, FL-based Panthers’ new failover site is located in the Atlanta operations of Peak 10, which customized a cloud-based DR solution capable of replicating financial and operations data offsite within minutes of a disaster.

“Here in South Florida, severe weather is just one of the things that can shut down our IT operations, potentially costing thousands of dollars, untold man hours, and a damaged reputation with fans and the community,” said Michael R. Yormark, Panthers president and CEO. “Peak 10 showed us a cost-effective way to reduce our risk and protect our mission-critical data. Peak 10’s Recovery Cloud infrastructure and wide geographic footprint helps us ensure that our organization runs smoothly no matter what we encounter.”

The Peak 10 Recovery Cloud will supply the Panthers with continuous data protection (CDP) style replication, which ensures near real-time back-up of data and applications. Geographic separation of primary and secondary sites strengthens data protection while relieving the Panthers’ IT staff of the cost and lost productivity of maintaining its own DR operation.

“It was important to the Panthers that they be able to fail over to a replicated IT environment outside of Florida during severe weather events,” said Stefan Pittinger, vice president for Peak 10. “Building a second IT infrastructure location on its own would have been expensive and time-intensive. Not only is the Peak 10 Recovery Cloud more cost-effective, the Panthers also have support staff at their disposal 24/7/365 and unmatched flexibility to change and grow its IT environment as needs change.”

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Peak 10 operates data centers in 10 key markets in the U.S., serving customers around the globe. Peak 10 is the official cloud provider for the Florida Panthers.

About the Florida Panthers

The Florida Panthers are a professional ice hockey team based in Sunrise, Fla., in the Fort Lauderdale area. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Panthers play their games at the BB&T Center and are the southernmost team in the league. Florida reached the Stanley Cup Finals in 1996. For more information, please visit the team’s website at http://floridapanthers.com .

About Sunrise Sports & Entertainment

Sunrise Sports & Entertainment is the premier company of its kind in South Florida. Florida Panthers Social Media is powered by Ford – follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Home to the Florida Panthers Hockey Club and internationally recognized concerts and events, the Broward County-owned BB&T Center is one of the top ranked venues of its kind in the world.

About Peak 10 Inc.

Peak 10 provides reliable, tailored cloud computing, data center and other information technology (IT) infrastructure solutions and managed services, primarily for mid-market businesses.  Customer-centric, responsive and cost-effective, Peak 10 solutions are designed to scale and adapt to customers’ changing business needs, enabling them to increase agility, lower costs, improve performance and focus internal resources on their core competencies. Peak 10 holds the Cisco® Cloud Provider Certification with a Cisco Powered Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) designation. Peak 10 is SSAE 16 audited and helps companies meet the requirements of various regulatory compliance acts such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), HIPAA/HITECH, PCI DSS and Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLBA). For more information, visit www.peak10.com . Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook .

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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