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Peak 10’s David Jones Named Business Person of the Year by Charlotte Business Journal

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December 17, 2010
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (December 17, 2010) – Peak 10 Inc. a managed services company with world-class data centers, is pleased to announce that Co-founder and CEO David Jones was named the Charlotte Business Journal’s Business Person of the Year for 2010. The award recognizes business and community achievement of the highest level and each year the winner is selected based on financial performance, personal qualities, managerial skills and contribution to Charlotte’s strength as a region.

“It’s a real honor to be named Business Person of the Year for the Charlotte community,” said Jones. “Charlotte has a great business environment. I am very proud of the success our company has attained from small beginnings here. I am fortunate to be surrounded by very bright people who believe in and support the same principles as I do. Companies that can consistently achieve growth while maintaining a dedication to an entrepreneurial spirit are only successful with a committed team. We are fortunate to have a great, passionate team that has built a company that has withstood turbulent times with focus and resiliency.”

2010 has proven a phenomenal year for Jones and Peak 10. The company has continued its trajectory of double-digit growth, even in an unstable economic climate, due to its steadfast focus on excellent customer support. Throughout the company’s aggressive growth, Jones has managed to maintain the same principles and culture on which the company was founded, across 10 different geographic markets. Even after being acquired by Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe in October of this year, the company’s leadership and values remain intact. Jones is passionate about his employees as well as the Charlotte business community, serving as a sounding board and role model for other entrepreneurs in the area as well as serving on a number of business organization boards.

“David didn’t just meet all our criteria for selection, he exceeded all expectations for our business person of the year,” said Kevin Pitts, Charlotte Business Journal president and publisher. “He is an entrepreneur, a deal maker and a leader in the business community. He is the example for all of Charlotte’s entrepreneurs.”

Jones will be honored at the eighth annual Business Person of the Year award ceremony in February. The event details will be announced at a later date.

Peak 10 Charlotte’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. The company owns and operates data centers in 10 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 Peak 10

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 offerings. Its strong customer focus, financial stability, geographic diversity and technical strength attracts 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, PCI and Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLBA). For more information on data center solutions from Peak 10, visit www.peak10.com.

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About Peak 10

"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