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PGA of America Scores with Peak 10

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August 1, 2012
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. and PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (August 1, 2012) – Peak 10 is delivering cloud computing and data center services to The PGA of America. Peak 10’s tailored solution, which includes monitoring and managed data replication, provides core infrastructure for The PGA of America’s Championship applications, including its ticketing, admissions, and scoring systems.

“Peak 10 has consistently provided the uptime and reliability needed for The PGA of America’s most mission-critical applications,” said Sean Walker, PGA director of Internet systems. “Through the use of its cloud services for systems at our Championships, we have been able to add scalability to our high-volume applications as needed, while increasing overall system reliability through redundancy across multiple data centers.”

In addition to cloud services, The PGA of America will utilize Peak 10’s burstable bandwidth, a solution that provides available network capacity to handle traffic spikes on its website. For added protection, Peak 10 will provide geo-redundancy for the Association and Peak 10’s campus in Charlotte, N.C., will serve as a failover site to the primary system at its Louisville-based technology campus.

“We have worked with The PGA of America for many years, and its migration to our cloud platform was a natural step for its maintaining critical applications,” said Matt Phillips, vice president and general manager of Peak 10 Louisville. “Our team is excited to work alongside such a well-known entity in the sports world. We know how important it is for golf enthusiasts worldwide to have access to PGA sites.”

According to Walker, Peak 10’s management of the infrastructure enables The PGA team to increase efficiencies by focusing less on hardware and maintenance and more on system implementation and operations. “The overall reliability of the Peak 10 cloud infrastructure is a key element in helping us deliver highly-visible solutions such as the scoring system for our premier events.”

About The PGA of America

Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, The PGA enables its professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in the multi-billion dollar golf industry. By creating and delivering world-class championships and innovative programs, The PGA of America elevates the public’s interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere. As The PGA nears its centennial, the PGA brand represents the very best in golf.

About Peak 10 Inc.

Headquartered in Charlotte, Peak 10 operates 10 technology campuses in the U.S., serving customers around the globe.  Peak 10 provides reliable, customizable cloud computing, data center and other IT infrastructure solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses.  Customer-centric, responsive and cost-effective, Peak 10 solutions are designed to scale and adapt to customers’ changing business needs, enabling them to increase agility, lower costs, improve performance and focus internal resources on their core competencies. 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, 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