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Peak 10 Recognizes World IPv6 Day

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Data Center and Managed Services Leader Hosts Its Website on IPv6 Only Server

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 8, 2011) – Peak 10 Inc., a managed services and cloud provider with world-class data centers, announced today its support for World IPv6 Day, by launching its own website on an IPv6 only server, in addition to hosting on an IPv4 server, giving both IPv6 and IPv4 clients access to its website. The IPv6 website will be hosted at ipv6.peak10.com. Peak 10 will be joining many other companies including Google, Facebook and Yahoo! as those committed to IPv6 awareness. The goal of World IPv6 day is to encourage companies to prepare for a successful transition to IPv6 as IPv4 addresses run out.

“By recognizing World IPv6 Day, we hope to further encourage our customers and the business community to prepare for IPv6 adoption,” said Ronnie Frames, the director of network services at Peak 10. “Education and understanding are the two key factors to IPv6 preparedness, and it is important to proactively educate not only IT managers, but everyone in the business community about IPv6 as it may affect many aspects of a company.”

In addition to raising the awareness of World IPv6 Day, Peak 10 has been hosting IPv6 Engineering Series, in which local business leaders can learn about the impending IPv6 adoption as well as preparation and transition strategies. Peak 10 also hosted a South Florida Technology Alliance event in which John Curran, president and CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers, spoke about the forthcoming transfer from IPv4 to IPv6.

“While IPv6 adoption is not mandatory, it will be a necessity for growth via the Internet,” said Frames. “That being said, it is important that companies proactively budget and plan for an inevitable implementation in their network. We hope that by recognizing World IPv6 Day we will help to prompt our customers, partners and associates to begin preparation, and avoid a potentially costly last-minute transition in the future.”

Peak 10 Network Engineering teams spent countless lab hours preparing and planning for their IPv6 deployment. “We wanted to assure our IPv6 deployment followed standards that technical staffs were already familiar with so that the learning and training aspects were minimized,” said Don Lundquist, senior manager of network design and technology at Peak 10. “We integrated IPv6 into our existing network design so that our team easily understood the deployment methodologies for provisioning and operation.”

In addition to hosting and sponsoring IPv6 events, Peak 10 has also released two IPv6 white papers, “A Practical Guide to Preparing for IPv6” and “IPv6 Transition Strategies.” The first white paper is designed to walk readers through the reasons behind the IPv6 adoption, and explain the necessary steps in order to make businesses IPv6-ready.  The second paper takes readers a step further, exploring the three main transition strategies companies can employ to transfer IPv4 data to IPv6.

Peak 10’s cloud, managed IT and data center services improve performance and 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 solutions including cloud, virtualization and managed hosting services in a cost-efficient and reliable platform for its customers. The company owns and operates data centers in 10 key markets.

About Peak 10 Inc.

Peak 10 is a managed services and cloud provider with world-class data centers. It delivers scalable, economical and reliable solutions for hosting and managing complex information technology infrastructure. Peak 10 delivers exceptional results with flexibility, responsiveness and accountability. The company’s dedicated team embraces the industry’s evolving technologies by adopting and tailoring solutions for cloud and virtualization technologies as part of its robust managed services offering. Its corporate integrity, financial stability, geographic diversity and technical expertise attract market-leading companies such as LendingTree, Global Knowledge, Pergo, Healthways, Churchill Downs and Carnival Cruise Lines. Peak 10 is SSAE 16 audited and helps companies meet the requirements of various regulatory compliance acts such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), HIPAA/HITECH, PCI DSS and Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLBA). For more information on data center solutions from Peak 10, visit www.peak10.com.

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