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Peak 10 Continues Atlanta Operations’ Growth Trajectory; Names Mike Belote as Vice President and General Manager in Atlanta

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (February 4, 2015) - National IT infrastructure and cloud solutions provider Peak 10, Inc. appointed Mike Belote to oversee the company’s growing Atlanta operations. As the Vice President and General Manager, Mike is responsible for managing the overall operations of Atlanta data center facilities including engineering, sales, business development and customer service, ensuring demand for Peak 10’s services is met, as businesses continue to seek secure, hybrid IT infrastructure solutions.

Mike brings 15 years of extensive IT sales, customer acquisition and team building expertise in the areas of colocation, managed services, cloud compute and leadership experiences to Peak 10. In his role, Mike will focus efforts on strengthening relationships with existing and future customers, the community and employees, as well as employing go-to-market and financial management strategies, delivering unparalleled IT experiences to the Atlanta market that demonstrate a deep commitment to customers.

“At a time when Atlanta continues to emerge as a frontrunner in business and technology innovation, leading the country in health IT companies, telecom and Internet security, we welcome Mike to Peak 10 and to his new role in Atlanta,” says Drew Fassett, senior vice president for Peak 10. “With his commitment and experience in the Atlanta technology community, we know Mike will be an instrumental addition to the Peak 10 team, focused on driving Peak 10’s consultative, secure and reliable approach to IT infrastructure, cloud and colocation services.”

Before joining Peak 10, Mike served as general manager, colocation for an Atlanta-based web hosting company where he led all sales and business development efforts and oversaw data center operations. He attended Kennesaw State University in Georgia and is an active member of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and Atlanta Telecom Professionals.

“For as long as I’ve been in the Atlanta technology marketplace, Peak 10 has been recognized as one of the best companies in terms of how they treat their employees and customers, built on the foundation of integrity and trust,” says Mike. “I am excited to join such a well-respected team and glad to be part of a company with such a strong focus on investing in its customers,” he says.

The announcement follows the opening of Peak 10’s third data center facility in the Atlanta market, a 15,000-square foot data center on its new 75,000-square foot campus on Windward Parkway in Alpharetta, Ga. The new addition brings Peak 10’s total Atlanta footprint to more than 100,000 square feet and allows Peak 10 to serve up to 800 more businesses in the greater Atlanta area. Peak 10 services enable customers to successfully grow, serving the big data and mission critical IT needs in the market for hundreds of local businesses. Current customers include automotive retail business, Kauffman Tire; leading value retailer of new and used DVD and Blu-ray movies, MovieStop; and one of the largest online gaming information properties in the United States, Curse.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Peak 10 operates 25 data centers in 10 U.S. markets and serves a diverse range of customers in the U.S. and abroad. Visit www.peak10.com to learn more.

About Peak 10

Peak 10 provides reliable, tailored cloud computing, data center and other information technology (IT) infrastructure solutions and managed services, primarily for mid-market businesses. 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 IT resources on their core competencies. Peak 10 holds the Cisco® Cloud Provider Certification with a Cisco Powered Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) designation. Peak 10 undergoes independent third party examinations on an annual basis. Peak 10 maintains compliance reports and certifications including SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, PCI DSS, Safe Harbor and HIPAA. Peak 10’s security controls are also leveraged by clients to help maintain compliance with FDA, FISMA, ITAR, as well as other compliance and security standards. For more information, 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