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Peak 10 Unveils Its Third Data Center on Charlotte Campus

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July 24, 2009
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Leading Managed Services Provider Expands Facilities to Accommodate Market Growth

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 24, 2009) – Peak 10, Inc., the leading independent data center operator and managed services provider, today announced the opening of its third enterprise-class data center on its Charlotte campus. The new facility provides additional raised floor space, increasing the entire overall Charlotte campus footprint to nearly 70,000 square feet.  This investment provides increased capacity for delivering and supporting virtual and cloud-based services.

“The continued investment in our infrastructure is the direct result of the steady growth of our local and national customer base,” said Pat O’Brien, the vice president and general manager of Peak 10 Charlotte. “As we have expanded our solutions and customer reach, Charlotte’s growth has been a consistent leader for the company over the past eight years. Our Peak 10 team is excited about this expansion, as it allows us to deliver managed IT and data center solutions to even more area businesses and sets high standards of technology services leadership.”

With the second Charlotte facility tracking to reach capacity benchmarks, the company began planning and initial work began on this facility in the first quarter of 2009. Its addition was necessary to meet the increasing new customer demand for Peak 10’s data center and managed services solutions. The multi-million dollar project was managed by Peak 10’s construction management partner, R.T. Dooley (a Balfour Beatty company), one of the leading and most respected contractors in the Carolinas and nationally.

“Peak 10 has implemented a rigorous commissioning process, tested by engineering firm PTS Consulting Group, PLC, to ensure that our data center integrity and operational stability meet the strict standards Peak 10 customers demand,” said Ray Caponi, senior facility manager for Peak 10. “The new Charlotte data center builds upon Peak 10’s proven expertise in infrastructure design and operation of enterprise-class data centers. Characteristics of the facility include state of the art control systems, around-the-clock onsite support, tiered physical security, robust private meshed network, power and cooling redundancy, and 24×7 authorized customer access.”

“We continue to experience consistent, organic growth fueled by organizations that understand the importance and need for a trusted and scalable infrastructure partner,” said David Jones, the president and chief executive officer of Peak 10. “The expansion of our third-generation Charlotte data center, our 16th facility, assures businesses that the most current infrastructure and systems continue to evolve and are accessible at Peak 10. With this addition we continue our ability to scale with growth of our investment in technology, engineering and virtual services to support the advancement of our cloud-based solutions in addition to Peak 10’s other core services and support.”

Peak 10 Charlotte’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, full service hosting, and cloud-based services in a cost-efficient and reliable platform for its customers. The company 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.

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. Its 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. The company’s strong customer focus, financial stability, geographic diversity and technical strength attracts market-leading companies such as LendingTree, Rivals.com, 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