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Healthways Utilizes Peak 10 Nashville for Secure IT Infrastructure


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 24, 2008) – Peak 10, Inc., the leading data center operator and managed services provider, was chosen by Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ: HWAY) to supply data center services out of its second state-of-the-art facility in Nashville, Tenn. The company, a leader in healthcare and support services, moved its entire production data facility from an in-house environment to Peak 10’s new data center.

“Healthways continues to process massive quantities of healthcare data and the scope, scale, and sensitivity of that data suggested we explore a market-leading data center supplier to accommodate our needs,” said Scott Blanchette, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Healthways, Inc. “We turned to Peak 10 for data center services because of its impeccable reputation and because we recognize the importance of both scaling and safe-guarding our information technology infrastructure.”

Healthways, named one of FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2008, offers customized, complete Health and Care SupportSM services in its efforts to increase overall national health, enable a lifetime of well-being, and hinder the devastating effects of disease. Peak 10 will keep Healthways’ mission-critical IT infrastructure available and secure, ensuring that it is available around the clock.

“Healthways is a central figure in our prominent healthcare community and we are proud to be entrusted with its IT needs,” said Ken Nelson, of Peak 10 Nashville. “It is truly rewarding to support a company that does so much to create a healthier America.”

Peak 10 Nashville recently announced the opening of its second state-of-the-art data center, increasing facility capacity to more than 20,000-square feet of premiere data center space to accommodate its growing and diverse customer base. The new facility provides Peak 10’s customers with additional room for growth and will be leveraged to help them meet regulatory compliance requirements. Customers will also benefit from lower operating costs by maximizing internal IT resources through the security and availability of a complex technology infrastructure.

Peak 10 combines its secure network, high-tech data centers and portfolio of managed services with localized engineering and support to serve market-leading companies nationwide.  The company owns and operates multiple data centers in nine key markets that include Cincinnati, Ohio: Atlanta, Ga.; Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C.; Tampa and Jacksonville, Fla.; Nashville, Tenn.; Louisville, Ky.; and Richmond, Va.

About Healthways, Inc. 

Healthways (NASDAQ: HWAY) is the leading provider of specialized, comprehensive Health and Care Support SM solutions to help millions of people maintain or improve their health and, as a result, reduce overall healthcare costs. Healthways’ solutions are designed to help healthy individuals stay healthy, mitigate and slow the progression to disease associated with family or lifestyle risk factors and promote the best possible health for those already affected by disease. Our proven, evidence-based programs provide highly specific and personalized interventions for each individual in a population, irrespective of age or health status, and are delivered to consumers by phone, mail, internet and face-to-face interactions, both domestically and internationally. Healthways also provides a national, fully accredited complementary and alternative Health Provider Network, offering convenient access to individuals who seek health services outside of, and in conjunction with, the traditional healthcare system. For more information, please visit www.healthways.com.

About Peak 10, Inc.

Peak 10 is the leading independent data center operator and managed services provider delivering reliable, economical and scalable solutions for hosting and managing complex information technology infrastructure.  The company combines its twelve world-class data centers and portfolio of managed services with localized engineering and support to serve market-leading companies including LendingTree, Rivals.com, Global Knowledge, Pergo, Churchill Downs and The Fresh Market. Peak 10 is SAS 70 Type II compliant 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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About Peak 10

"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