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Peak 10 Named Economic Development Partner of the Year by Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance

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CHARLOTTE, NC, May 27, 2014 – National IT infrastructure and cloud provider, Peak 10, Inc. today announced it has been named the Economic Development Partner of the Year, awarded by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance in Florida during the Alliance Mid-Year Meeting and Luncheon held on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale. The annual award honors a leading organization that has demonstrated a significant commitment to bettering economic development in Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County.

“With hundreds of South Florida customers, we are proud to serve as a catalyst for economic development in the area – a technology hub for business growth. This recognition solidifies the value that a strong cloud and IT partner can deliver on business operations and growth flexibility,” said Stefan Pittinger, vice president for Peak 10, overseeing South Florida operations. “By delivering cost-effective, compliant and customer-centric services, we aim to help our local business partners to focus on their core competencies and grow without the concern of data security or need to make capital investments for infrastructure regulatory compliance requirements. We look forward to continuing to serve the thriving South Florida economy.”

Peak 10 solutions scale and adapt to changing business and technical needs, enabling Florida businesses to increase agility, lower costs, improve performance and focus internal resources on core competencies. In 2012, Peak 10 opened its second Fort Lauderdale facility, bringing its total raised-floor footprint to 33,000 square feet locally, and continues to grow to support the demand of South Florida companies. And with unpredictable severe weather, customers like the Florida Panthers benefit from Peak 10’s cloud-based solutions that replicate and back up the team’s data and applications to a secondary site outside of the state.

“The Alliance is extremely pleased to recognize Peak 10 as our 2014 Economic Development Business Partner of the Year,” said Bob Swindell, President and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance. “In addition to providing a valuable service to South Florida customers who need the latest technology of a trusted data center provider, Peak 10 has been very supportive of the work of the Alliance and in helping to grow jobs in Broward County.  They truly exemplify our belief that economic development is everyone’s business.   We thank them for their support and congratulate them on this honor.”

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., the Peak 10 operates 24 data centers in the U.S. including six facilities in Florida, providing reliable, tailored cloud computing and information technology infrastructure solutions to a diverse base of mid-market businesses. To learn more, visit www.peak10.com.

About Peak10

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 annual examinations by third party auditors and helps companies meet the requirements of various regulatory and industry standards such as SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, Safe Harbor, HIPAA, PCI DSS, FISMA and ITAR. For more information, visit www.peak10.com.

About the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance (www.gflalliance.org) is Broward County’s official public/private partnership for economic development.  Its mission is to lead Broward County in building a stronger and more diverse economy by stimulating the creation of new jobs and capital investment while facilitating the growth and retention of businesses in Broward County.   Services offered by the Alliance include assistance with business relocation or expansion and site selection; incentive programs and information; market research; and serving as a liaison for workforce development between CareerSource Broward, educational institutions and the business community.  To learn more, call (954) 524-3113.

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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