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Peak 10 to Provide Server Management and Redundant Connectivity for Flash Foods’ 172 Locations

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (June 8, 2010) – Peak 10 Inc., a managed services company with world-class data centers, announced today that its expert team will provide managed data center services to Flash Foods, Inc., a chain of convenience stores and branded food outlets. Peak 10 Jacksonville will provide 24/7/365 security, data center space, redundant power, climate conditioning and primary Internet connectivity for Flash Foods’ VPN host.

“I have always been impressed by Peak 10’s facilities and the level of professionalism and technological ability of its staff,” said Jenny Bullard, the chief information officer of Flash Foods. “Peak 10’s infrastructure is state-of-the-art, which attracted us from the first time we visited the Jacksonville campus. It is readily apparent why Peak 10 has earned such impressive reviews on both the local and national levels.”

Flash Foods will utilize Peak 10 as a central network hub for the primary connectivity between its 172 stores and six service providers, located throughout Georgia and Florida. Flash Foods will also utilize Peak 10’s Remote Hands service, allowing Peak 10 engineers to actively manage Flash Foods’ infrastructure as needed.

“By placing primary core network hardware in a centrally-located, secure and reliable data center, Flash Foods can provide customers with the latest technologies that meet the highest security standards and the highest application availability possible,” said Mike Stockwell, the vice president and general manager of Peak 10 Jacksonville. “Flash Foods can feel confident that its core network infrastructure is located at a facility that can provide maximum network and application availability and remote server management at a moment’s notice.”

Peak 10 Jacksonville’s 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 services including virtualization, managed hosting, and cloud-based services in a cost-efficient and reliable platform for its customers.

About Flash Foods, Inc.

Waycross, Ga.-based Flash Foods began in 1979 as a small grocery store before evolving into the business model now known as a convenience store. The stores offer grocery items, automobile fuel and fast food restaurants. Throughout the years, Flash Foods has continued to expand its market area and store locations. Currently, it operates more than 170 convenience stores in Georgia and Florida. The corporation prides itself on a unique vertical integration, achieved through the energies of a diverse and motivated group of people. Its subsidiaries include Flash Foods, Inc., Fuel South, Inc., Walker-Jones, Jones Company Restaurants and Distribution South. For more information, visit www.flashfoods.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."
David H. Jones,
Board Member, Peak 10 + ViaWest