LOUISVILLE, Ky. (November 1, 2007) – Peak 10, the leading independent data center operator and managed services provider, announced today the addition of restaurant franchisee Thomas & King as a customer operating out of its world-class Louisville data center facility. The company will utilize Peak 10’s full suite of data center services to support its complex IT infrastructure in Lexington, Ky.
“Peak 10 has an excellent reputation and we are excited to begin our partnership with them,” said Jonathan DeMersseman, infrastructure services manager at Thomas & King. “In our search for a data center and hosting partner, we looked at many companies in surrounding markets to support our infrastructure and were pleased to find a thriving, enterprise-class facility like Peak 10 so close to home. The fact that Peak 10 could provide us with unrivaled Metro Ethernet service in our Lexington location was a deciding factor.”
Thomas & King is based in Lexington and is the eighth largest restaurant franchisee in the country, with 7,500 employees and nearly 100 stores in five states. The company owns and operates 90 Applebee’s and seven Carino’s Italian Grills in Arizona, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Thomas & King excels in providing a friendly, caring and fun restaurant atmosphere.
“We are thrilled to be working with Thomas & King to enhance their operations with our state-of-the-art Metro Ethernet and data center services,” said Greg Rollet, Peak 10 Louisville vice president and general manager. “We are very excited about the opportunity to expand our services into Lexington and look forward to working with many other companies in the greater Lexington region.”
Peak 10’s data center services improve reliability, increase revenue growth, lower costs, and maximize internal resources for customers while keeping their valuable information technology assets close to the business. The company combines its network of geographically diverse, secure, high-tech data centers and portfolio of managed services with localized engineering and support to serve market-leading companies nationwide. Peak 10 owns and operates eleven data centers in Atlanta, Ga.; Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C.; Tampa and Jacksonville, Fla.; Nashville, Tenn.; Louisville, Ky.; and Richmond, Va.
About Thomas & King
Founded in 1988, Thomas & King is the eighth largest restaurant franchisee company in America. Thomas & King has more than 7,500 employees and operates 90 Applebee’s and seven Carino’s Italian Grill restaurants in Arizona, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.tandk.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. The company combines its eleven data centers and portfolio of managed services with localized engineering and support to serve market-leading companies nationwide including Rivals.com, Global Knowledge, Pergo, Churchill Downs, LendingTree, and the Jacksonville Jaguars. For more information on data center solutions from Peak 10, visit www.peak10.com .