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Peak 10 Deploys VMware vSphere 4; Delivers Private Cloud Infrastructure Solutions

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August 31, 2009
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Managed Services Leader Offers Customers Efficiency, Flexibility, and Controlled IT Environments with Enhanced Platform

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (August 31, 2009) – Peak 10, Inc., the leading independent data center operator and managed services provider, announced the deployment of VMware’s vSphere 4 platform as an enhancement to its robust virtualization services infrastructure. vSphere 4 further enables Peak 10 customers to implement internal cloud computing environments with access to external cloud resources, while maintaining a high level of security and integrity.

The platform solidifies Peak 10’s end-to-end infrastructure, offering customers pools of virtualized resources that federate between on and off-premise environments on-demand and with ease. Both large and small organizations can achieve the primary benefits of cloud computing, as vSphere delivers high levels of application availability, lowered cost per application workload, and increased management tools.

“IT teams face increasing pressure to implement more cost-effective solutions for their IT infrastructures, and because we have always offered technology solutions for business problems, vSphere 4 helps us better support their goal,” said Monty Blight, the vice president of managed services at Peak 10. “Our strong focus on the security and availability of customers’ IT environments makes the vSphere 4 platform a complement to our virtualization portfolio. Many customers have strongly expressed their reluctance to re-develop their applications for the cloud, and vSphere 4 eliminates that issue. They can begin utilizing our secure, private cloud to cost-effectively leverage virtualized resources, while maintaining the integrity of their mission-critical data and applications.”

Peak 10’s deployment of VMware’s vSphere 4 platform, provides its customers with enhanced physical features for operational efficiency including twice as many virtual processors per virtual machine (VM), four times the memory, three-times increase in network throughput, and additional SAN tiers available for high-end databases. In addition, Peak 10 private cloud customers will be able to utilize vSphere upgrade checks, virtualization health checks, capacity planning, dedicated resource pools, integrated VirtualDR services, dedicated and managed clusters, and hosted VMs.

Key members of the Peak 10 managed services leadership team are in San Francisco this week attending the VMworld 2009 Conference. The annual conference brings together industry-leading companies, like Peak 10, to experience the newest virtualization technologies, such as vSphere, share best practices, and attend informative sessions and hands-on labs.

Peak 10’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, full service hosting, and cloud-based services in a cost-efficient and reliable platform for its customers. The company owns and operates 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 VMware

VMware (NYSE: VMW) is the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter—bringing cloud computing to businesses of all sizes.  Customers rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, ensure business continuity, strengthen security and go green. With 2008 revenues of $1.9 billion, more than 130,000 customers and more than 22,000 partners, VMware is one of the fastest growing public software companies. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is majority-owned by EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC).  For more information, visit www.vmware.com.

About Peak 10, Inc.

Peak 10 is the leading independent data center operator and managed services provider, delivering scalable, economical and reliable solutions for hosting and managing complex information technology infrastructure. Its team of experts embrace 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. The company’s 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."
David H. Jones,
Board Member, Peak 10 + ViaWest