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Peak 10 Maintains Fully-Managed Hosting Solution for KapStone® Paper and Packaging Corporation

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July 20, 2010

RALEIGH, N.C. (July 20, 2010) – Peak 10 Inc., a managed services company with world-class data centers, announced it has renewed its long-time relationship with KapStone® Paper and Packaging Corporation, a business that specializes in the paper, packaging, forest products and related industries. KapStone, a Peak 10 customer since 2007, utilizes fully-managed hosting services out of facilities on Peak 10’s Raleigh and Charlotte campuses, which acts as the central hubs for its entire business operations.

“Peak 10 has been a trusted partner for many years and has been able to meet the ever-changing demands of our growing business,” said Christophe Deslandes, the chief information officer at KapStone. “Peak 10’s seasoned engineering team has become an extension of our own IT team and we rely on them wholeheartedly to help keep our IT systems – and ultimately our business – up and running 24/7/365.”

KapStone is an industry leader in unbleached paper and packaging, offering its customers quality products and innovation, sound environmental practices, engaged employees and a strong financial portfolio. The company offers more than 300 unbleached and bleached grade types of kraft paper that offer best-in-class printability, strength, coatings and specialized performance characteristics. Its lumber mill located in Summerville , S.C., produces more than 100 million board feet of high quality Southern Yellow Pine annually, enough to provide for 7,000 to 8,000 new homes.

“Peak 10 has been managing KapStone’s production and disaster recovery environments for several years and we are pleased to further that relationship,” said Marilyn Finfrock, the vice president and general manager of Peak 10 Raleigh. “We provide a highly secure, redundant environment for KapStone’s infrastructure as well as the enterprise-level support which continues to be a hallmark of our service offerings. Our disaster recovery solutions also provide KapStone with a cost-effective and complete business continuity solution to ensure the high availability of their IT environment.”

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, 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 KapStone

Headquartered in Northbrook, IL, KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE: KS) is a leading North American producer of unbleached kraft paper products and linerboard. The company is the parent company of KapStone Kraft Paper Corporation (KKPC) and KapStone Charleston Kraft LLC (KCK). KKPC is the owner of a paper mill located in Roanoke Rapids, NC. KCK is the owner of a paper mill located in North Charleston, SC, a lumber mill located in Summerville, SC, and five chip mills located in South Carolina. KapStone is committed to maintaining high environmental, health and safety standardswhich meet or exceed those established by all relevant environmental, health and safety laws and regulations. These regulations include Sustainable Forestry Initiatives®(SFI), applicable Chain of Custody standards, and the Environmental, Health and Safety principles of the American Forest and Paper Association. For more information visit: www.kapstonepaper.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 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