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Peak 10 Raleigh Expands Data Center, Implements Power Infrastructure to Better Serve Customer Base

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November 14, 2008
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National Data Center Leader Leverages Partnership with Progress Energy and PowerSecure  for Advanced Solutions

RALEIGH, N.C. (November 14, 2008) – Peak 10, Inc., the leading independent data center operator and managed services provider, announced today the continued expansion of its Raleigh data center in an ongoing effort to provide the highest level of infrastructure for its growing customer base.

As part of its recent build out, Peak 10 pooled resources and expertise with partners Progress Energy and PowerSecure International, Inc. to create a sophisticated power generation solution for its data center environment. The company’s power solution was built to be scalable on both the generator and utility levels – eliminating future power constraints due to load growth.

“As a Progress Energy Premier Power partner, Peak 10 is demonstrating a commitment to reliability and excellence in service for its customers,” said William Green, manager of Progress Energy’s Premier Power program. “Together, we have developed a customized power generation and protection solution that will enable Peak 10 facilities to further provide the critical support essential to customers in this market.”

Because of its success in the Triangle and Triad markets, Peak 10 is doubling its raised floor space in its Raleigh data center.  With the recent expansion, Peak 10 will continue paving the way with state-of-the-art facility upgrades to meet and exceed customer needs.

“Peak 10 is a valued partner and we were glad to provide our on-site power programs and expertise for the Raleigh facility’s expansion and upgrades,” said Sidney Hinton, chief executive officer of PowerSecure.  “We were impressed by the proficiency and enthusiasm of the Peak 10 Raleigh team for this expansion – they show an unwavering dedication for providing premier services within a progressive data center facility.”

“Continued collaboration with our trusted partners provides the highest level of services and support for our valued customers,” said Greg Rollet, Peak 10’s regional vice president, market operations.  “The most recent enhancements to the Raleigh facility are further proof of Peak 10’s commitment to remain the most progressive and technologically advanced data center facility in the region.”

Peak 10 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.  Peak 10 Raleigh’s managed IT and data center services 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 secure network, high-tech data centers and portfolio of managed services with localized engineering and support to serve market-leading companies nationwide.

About Progress Energy

Progress Energy (NYSE: PGN), headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., is a Fortune 250 energy company with more than 21,000 megawatts of generation capacity and $9 billion in annual revenues. The company, which will celebrate a century of service in 2008, includes two major utilities that serve 3.1 million customers in the Carolinas and Florida. Progress Energy is the 2006 recipient of the Edison Electric Institute’s Edison Award, the industry’s highest honor, in recognition of its operational excellence. The company also is the first utility to receive the prestigious J.D. Power and Associates Founder’s Award for customer service. Progress Energy serves two growing areas of the country, and the company is pursuing a balanced approach to meeting the future energy needs of the region. That balance includes increased energy efficiency programs, investments in renewable energy technologies and a state-of-the-art electricity system. For more information about Progress Energy, visit the company’s Web site at www.progress-energy.com.

About PowerSecure International, Inc.

PowerSecure International, Inc. is a leading provider of energy management and conservation solutions to utilities and their commercial, institutional, and industrial customers. PowerSecure partners with utilities to design and install Interactive Distributed Generation® systems and services that manage load curtailment and peak demand conditions, enhance system reliability and provide customers with emergency power during outages. PowerSecure also provides utilities with legal and regulatory consulting, energy system engineering and construction, and energy conservation services. For more information, please visit www.powersecure.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 twelve data centers and portfolio of managed services with localized engineering and support to serve market-leading companies including Global Knowledge, The Fresh Market, LendingTree, Rivals.com, Pergo and Churchill Downs. Peak 10 is SAS 70 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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