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Virginia Eye Institute Utilizes Peak 10 Solutions to Reach Optimal IT Performance

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RICHMOND, Va. (April 14, 2011) – Peak 10 Inc., a managed services company with world-class data centers, announced today it is delivering personalized solutions to Virginia Eye Institute, one of Virginia’s largest and most recognized ophthalmology practices. VEI is one of the first customers to utilize the new enterprise-class facility on Peak 10’s Richmond campus. Peak 10 will be hosting VEI’s mission-critical data and delivering managed services to ensure that the company operates with optimal network performance and improved uptime.

“The Peak 10 team offers an unparalleled level of expertise in addition to its extensive measures of security and redundancy, all of which greatly contributed to our decision to work with the company,” said Chris Carney, the CEO of Virginia Eye Institute. “With Peak 10, our network performance, security and uptime of client information will be greatly enhanced and readily available 24×7.”

Virginia Eye Institute provides state-of-the-art comprehensive medical and surgical eye care that serves an entire range of ophthalmic needs. Its diverse collection of board-certified and fellowship-trained ophthalmologists and sub-specialists offer Virginians a wealth of eye care expertise. The mission of Virginia Eye Institute is to enrich lives by improving sight, and it does so through continued technology and network advancements.

“The role of IT in the healthcare industry has become increasingly important over the years as a growing number of companies move toward digital health records and work to comply with requirements such as HIPAA/HITECH. This has greatly increased the value of proficiency in data hosting and security for these types of businesses,” said Mark Wensell, Ph. D., the vice president and general manager of Peak 10 Richmond. “Through our personalized service, technical expertise and familiarity with compliance requirements, we can help VEI live up to its mission.”

Peak 10 recently announced the opening of its second enterprise-class data center on its Richmond campus. The 13,500 square-foot addition brings Peak 10 Richmond’s total footprint to nearly 30,000 square feet and is the company’s 19th data center facility within its 10 U.S. markets. The facility is engineered with multiple levels of security, uninterruptible power, HVAC systems, fire suppression and around-the-clock monitoring and management. It is interconnected with Peak 10’s private network, providing customers with the advantage of highly available Internet access and the ability to leverage 17 data centers in nine other markets when implementing disaster recovery solutions.

Peak 10 Richmond’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 solutions including 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 Virginia Eye Institute 

Virginia Eye Institute (VEI) is a comprehensive eye care organization providing a wide range of ophthalmology, optometry, and optical services in 12 locations across Central Virginia. VEI offers an exceptional range of ophthalmologic care including cornea, glaucoma, retina, ocularplastics, pediatrics, refractive surgery (LASIK), and general. All Virginia Eye Institute’s physicians are board-certified and many are fellowship-trained. VEI optical shops provide board-certified opticians and contact lens fitters. VEI also owns and operates an out-patient Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) which provides ophthalmology and ear, nose and throat surgical services to pediatric and adult patients.

VEI’s optical shops are ranked as one of the nation’s “50 Best Optical Shops”. For more information please visit www.vaeye.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 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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