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Peak 10 Delivers IT Security, Reliability to Cherry, Bekaert & Holland

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June 24, 2010

RICHMOND, Va. (June 24, 2010) – Peak 10 Inc., a managed services company with world-class data centers, is providing data center solutions to Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, L.L.P. (CB&H), a certified public accounting and consulting firm. The enterprise-class facility on Peak 10 Richmond’s campus offers CB&H reliability, redundancy and support for its IT infrastructure and mission-critical data.

“Peak 10 lives up to its promise of providing excellent customer service and we have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with its Richmond team,” said Jerry Fox, managing partner of the Richmond office for CB&H. “Utilizing Peak 10’s engineering expertise and facility was a strategic decision and eliminates the need of maintaining our own data center environment. We consider Peak 10 a trusted business partner and know we can call on them for assistance when needed.”

Richmond, Va.-based CB&H has been providing high-quality financial and management services for more than 60 years. The firm’s personalized approach to client service coupled with a resource base that delivers cost-effective solutions has awarded it the ranking of one of the top 30 accounting firms in the nation. Its client base includes multinational corporations, private businesses, non-profit organizations, governmental entities, emerging or start-up firms, as well as successful individuals. With offices stretching from Virginia to Florida, CB&H shares a similar geographic footprint to Peak 10, which is yet another reason why the companies aligned.

“Owning and operating a data center would be very costly for CB&H to maintain, which is why it sought our expertise to prevent its team from worrying about the upkeep, maintenance, power and security of its IT infrastructure,” said Mark Wensell, Ph.D., the vice president and manager of Peak 10 Richmond. “Additionally, CB&H is able to leverage our 24×7 support team and can better serve its growing client base, avoiding man-made or environmental issues that could affect the availability of its mission-critical data.”

Peak 10 Richmond recently announced that construction is beginning for a second data center on its campus. The new data center will be engineered with multiple levels of security, uninterruptible power, HVAC systems, fire suppression and around-the-clock monitoring and management. It will be SAS70 Type II and PCI compliant and interconnected with Peak 10’s private network, which provides customers the advantage of highly available Internet access and the ability to leverage data centers in nine other markets in implementing disaster recovery solutions.

Peak 10 Richmond’s managed IT and data center services improve performance, 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 technology services, 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 ten 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 Cherry Bekaert & Holland, L.L.P.

An innovative and highly professional certified public accounting and consulting firm, CB&H serves as a valued advisor to over 25,000 clients by providing guidance on important operational and individual matters. The Firm of Choice in the Southeast for all accounting, audit, tax and consulting needs, CB&H offers the extensive service opportunities normally associated with national firms, coupled with the personal relationship, value-based fee structure and service continuity of a local firm. As one of the largest regional CPA firms headquartered in the Southeast, CB&H’s resource network stretches across six states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The firm also extends its reach nationally and internationally through an alliance with Baker Tilly International Limited, an association of independent accounting and consulting firms. For more information, please visit www.cbh.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 attracts market-leading companies such as LendingTree, Global Knowledge, Pergo, Healthways, Churchill Downs and The Fresh Market. Peak 10 is SAS70 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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"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."
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Board Member, Peak 10 + ViaWest