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Peak 10 Richmond Announces Expansion Plans

March 18
07:49 2010

Web Host NewsRICHMOND, VA – Peak 10 Inc., a managed services company with world-class data centers, today announced the construction of a second enterprise-class facility contiguous with current operations in Richmond. The 13,500 square-foot addition, scheduled to open later this year, will bring Peak 10 Richmond’s total footprint to nearly 30,000 square feet and will be the company’s 19th data center facility within its 10 US markets.

“The expansion of our Richmond operations is a direct result of high customer demand from enterprise companies stretching from Tidewater Virginia to Washington, D.C.,” said Mark Wensell, Ph.D., the vice president and general manager of Peak 10 Richmond. “We continue to invest capital into our existing state-of-the-art facilities in addition to constructing new ones. This second Richmond facility will allow us to meet the current and future demand for our managed IT services throughout the Virginia business community.”

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Like all Peak 10 facilities which meet enterprise-class standards, the new Richmond data center will be engineered with multiple levels of security, uninterruptible power, HVAC systems, fire suppression and around-the-clock monitoring and management. It will be SAS70 Type II, PCI compliant and interconnected with Peak 10’s private network, which provides customers the advantage of highly available Internet access and the ability to leverage 17 data centers in nine other markets in implementing disaster recovery solutions.

“We focus our business on customer relationships, which has resulted in steady success and consistent growth in the Richmond market,” said David Jones, the president and CEO of Peak 10. “Our customer base continues to grow and its IT requirements are ever-changing. The construction of the second Richmond facility demonstrates that Peak 10 has the resources and financial capabilities to respond to those changes and meet customer needs.”

To ensure an unparalleled level of stability and facility integrity, the new Richmond facility will undergo a formal commissioning process prior to customer installations. Leveraging an industry-leading facilities engineering and IT consulting firm, Peak 10’s data center commissioning is a structured process which establishes the capability and reliability of mission critical infrastructure. The process includes multiple and repeatable test cycles using equipment that simulates how the data center operates at various load levels and failover conditions.

“Our recent $95 million credit facility expansion further positions us to continue our ongoing strategy of organic growth and re-investment within our current markets,” said Greg Rollet, senior vice president of market operations for Peak 10. “In addition to facility expansions, such investments include scaling Peak 10’s technology, engineering and virtual services to support the advancement of our next-generation private cloud solutions in conjunction with our other core services and support.”

Peak 10 Richmond’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. 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 ten 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 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 attracts 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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