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Peak 10 Enhances Robust Virtualization Portfolio with VMware vSphere 4

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May 28, 2009
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Managed Services Leader Offers Customers Cutting-Edge Virtualization Platform, Enhanced Cloud Computing Capabilities

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 28, 2009) – Peak 10, Inc., the leading independent data center operator and managed services provider, announced today its incorporation of the VMware ‘s latest generation of its software, vSphere 4 platform, to its robust virtualization portfolio. It offers a range of new features for both shared and dedicated Peak 10 customers interested in optimizing their infrastructures with virtualized applications, while maintaining the same increased server efficiency and cost reduction benefits.

“With the introduction of vSphere 4, the Peak 10 managed services team will roll out an even more advanced virtualization portfolio. vSphere 4 boasts a number of features for simplifying internal IT by increasing flexibility and productivity that we can manipulate to scale perfected virtualization solutions for our valued customers,” said Monty Blight, Peak 10’s vice president of managed services. “vSphere 4 makes the power and advantages of the cloud available for businesses of any size and will play a key role in the continued evolution of Peak 10’s cloud infrastructure.”

Peak 10’s virtualized services enable its customers to redirect the nearly 70 percent of their IT budget formerly spent on maintaining IT infrastructure and client applications into innovation and development, while guaranteeing speed and ease of access for consumers. In addition, reduced power consumption also lessens the organization’s carbon footprint and adheres to a rising demand for green practices. vSphere 4 brings an added advantage of compatibility with existing applications, cloud computing capabilities, and reinforced security stemming from a combination of internal infrastructure and partner products to Peak 10’s extensive portfolio of virtualization technologies.

“With our focus on customer satisfaction and service delivery, we strive to offer the best products and solutions in conjunction with our strategic partners,” said Dan Wixon, vice president of services delivery for Peak 10.  “An upgrade to VMware’s vSphere 4 will allow our customers to utilize a more robust platform in which they can extend their IT capabilities and make the most efficient use of hardware resources while reducing operating costs.”

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 services as part of its robust managed services offering. The company’s strong customer focus (or service), financial stability, geographic diversity and technical strength attracts market-leading companies such as LendingTree, Rivals.com, 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