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Peak 10 Assists Jacksonville Port Authority with Disaster Recovery Solution

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March 1, 2011
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (March 1, 2011) – Peak 10 Inc., a managed services company with world-class data centers, is pleased to announce it is providing services to the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT), an independent government agency responsible for the development of public seaport facilities in Jacksonville, Fla, which will allow the authority to fully implement its disaster recovery plan. The enterprise-class facilities on Peak 10’s Jacksonville campus will provide JAXPORT with a fully secure and hardened infrastructure for its mission-critical data and business continuity needs.

“Efficiency is crucial in the maritime cargo industry and we are always looking for ways to reduce the potential for business continuity disruptions,” said Chris Kauffmann, JAXPORT’s chief operating officer. “We ultimately chose the support of Peak 10 because of its excellent data centers, superior physical security and quality customer service. After transitioning part of our production environment to Peak 10 and putting our own disaster recovery plan in place, we now have continuous failover in the event of natural catastrophes and malfunctions.”

JAXPORT, an independent government agency created by the Florida legislature, operates primarily as a landlord, managing the upkeep, improvement and expansion of Port Authority facilities and coordinating their use by private companies. The physical facilities owned by JAXPORT include docks and wharfs, cranes, a passenger cruise terminal, warehouses, paved open storage areas and road connections to the public highway system. The Port Authority provides and maintains the terminals and their equipment and manages the overall use of the facilities.

“Given its contributions to the economic growth and vitality of Northeast Florida and maintenance of a major U.S. port, downtime is not an option for JAXPORT,” said Mike Stockwell, the vice president and general manager of Peak 10 Jacksonville. “With our around-the-clock support, our hardened data center, and a well-tested and thorough DR solution in place, JAXPORT can have peace of mind knowing it can operate efficiently to best serve Florida and connecting the state to major trade lanes throughout the world.”

Peak 10 Jacksonville’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 solutions, 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 10 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 JAXPORT

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) is an independent government agency created by the Florida legislature in 1963. The seaport operates primarily as a landlord, managing the upkeep, improvement and expansion of Port Authority facilities including docks and wharfs, cranes, warehouses and road connections to the public highway system, and coordinating their use by private companies. JAXPORT offers multiple cargo terminals for the intermodal transport of containers, automobiles, bulk, breakbulk and refrigerated cargoes as well as cruise passenger and local ferry services. Clients of the diversified port include Ford Motor Company, Sam’s Wholesale Club and General Motors. For more information, please visit www.jaxport.com

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 attract market-leading companies such as LendingTree, Global Knowledge, Pergo, Healthways, Churchill Downs and Carnival Cruise Lines. Peak 10 is SSAE 16 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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