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Peak 10 Achieves PCI Data Security Standards Certification

January 20, 2010 by · Comments Off on Peak 10 Achieves PCI Data Security Standards Certification 

Web Hosting ToolboxCHARLOTTE, N.C. – Peak 10 Inc., a managed services company with world-class data centers, is pleased to announce that it has validated formal, audited compliance as a “Level 1” service provider under Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) Sections 9 and 12.

The PCI-DSS is a comprehensive set of standards that require merchants and service providers that store, process, or transmit customer payment card data to adhere to strict information security controls and processes. Within the standards, Section 9 states that physical access to cardholder data must be restricted and Section 12 requires that a policy addressing information security must be maintained. The requirements were was created by the founding brands of the PCI Security Standards Council, which includes American Express, Discover Financial, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa Inc.
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Pure Fishing Chooses Peak 10 Private Cloud

January 18, 2010 by · Comments Off on Pure Fishing Chooses Peak 10 Private Cloud 

Web Hosting ToolboxCHARLOTTE, N.C. – Peak 10 Inc., a managed services company with world-class data centers, announced today the signing of Pure Fishing, Inc. to a multi-year contract to utilize managed services via the company’s  private enterprise cloud. The Peak 10 cloud, which spans multiple, geographically diverse data centers, will be used by Pure Fishing to house its critical systems, and will utilize Peak 10 services to manage its complex Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and back-office application infrastructure.

“As we planned the move of our corporate headquarters from Spirit Lake, Iowa to Columbia, S.C., we needed a partner to assist with an SAP upgrade and data migration plan, execute a technology refresh, and work with us to refine our business continuity and disaster recovery plans,” said Larry Pritchard, the vice president of information technology for Pure Fishing.  “Peak 10 listened to our needs and brought to bear a team that offered a range of services, processes and people that complemented our in-house capabilities and gave us confidence for meeting our aggressive re-hosting initiative.”
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Peak 10 Invests Capital, Adds Second Atlanta Data Center

January 11, 2010 by · Comments Off on Peak 10 Invests Capital, Adds Second Atlanta Data Center 

Web Hosting ToolboxATLANTA – Peak 10 Inc., a managed services company with world-class data centers, today announced the addition of a second enterprise-class facility on its Atlanta campus. The completion of the 10,000 square foot facility will bring Atlanta’s total footprint to more than 33,000 square feet. This expansion comes on the heels of Peak 10’s recent $95 million credit facility expansion led by RBC Capital Markets.

“Our facility expansion is a direct result of our steady growth and success in the greater Atlanta region since opening in 2008, and will allow us meet the current and future demand for our customized IT services,” said Matt Searfoss, the vice president and general manager of Peak 10 Atlanta. “The second Atlanta data center brings cutting-edge facility technologies into play, including engineering designs that take advantage of energy efficiencies available to us. As we continue to invest in our infrastructure, our valued customers can enjoy the most current state-of-the-art facilities while receiving the expertise and attention they have come to expect from our dedicated team.”
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Peak 10 Announces Expanded $95 Million Credit Facility Led by RBC Capital Markets

January 5, 2010 by · Comments Off on Peak 10 Announces Expanded $95 Million Credit Facility Led by RBC Capital Markets 

Web Hosting ToolboxCHARLOTTE, N.C. – Peak 10, a managed services company with world-class data centers in ten metropolitan markets, has amended and expanded its credit facility to $95 million. RBC Capital Markets was the Sole Lead Arranger and Sole Book Runner for the bank syndicate. GE Capital Corporation was the syndication agent and Royal Bank of Canada was the documentation agent. The majority of the $95 million credit facility will accelerate Peak 10’s capacity expansion plans and fund development in its high-growth markets. Royal Bank of Canada will act as Administrative Agent for the Lenders.

“Our consistently improving financial results and strong cash flow coupled with the expanded credit facility further position us to execute our business plan centered on accretive organic growth and new market expansion,” said Brian Noonan, the chief financial officer of Peak 10. “Being able to obtain flexible and competitive terms in the current market and attract new lenders speaks volumes about our disciplined business operating philosophy and financial metrics.”
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Assura, Inc. Chooses Peak 10 for Risk Management Expertise

December 7, 2009 by · Comments Off on Assura, Inc. Chooses Peak 10 for Risk Management Expertise 

Web Hosting ServicesRICHMOND, VA – Peak 10 Inc., a managed services company with world-class data centers, is proud to announce its partnership with risk management company, Assura, Inc.  Peak 10 and Assura have integrated their contingency planning and risk management services to provide greater value to a wider range of businesses.

“Peak 10’s service offerings were impressive, namely their disaster recovery offerings which complement our risk management solutions,” said Karen Cole, the CEO of Assura. “We have always been impressed with Peak10’s commitment to maintaining the highest levels of security and disaster recovery preparedness while ensuring compliance for their customers with stringent regulatory requirements. We have selected Peak 10 because we believe they are the best fit for our company and the companies we serve.”
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Peak 10 Industry Expert to Present at PLANIT’s Cloud Computing Roadshow

October 19, 2009 by · Comments Off on Peak 10 Industry Expert to Present at PLANIT’s Cloud Computing Roadshow 

Hosting Tools RICHMOND, Va. – Peak 10 Inc., the leading independent data center operator and managed services provider, announced today one of its industry experts will keynote the upcoming PLANIT Technology Group cloud computing roadshow. This event, entitled “Cloud Computing: Trends, Strategies and Utilization in the Enterprise,” will provide participants with the latest information on how to maintain, manage and secure their applications using cloud computing.

Mark Wensell, Ph.D., the vice president and general manager of Peak 10 Richmond, will present for the event at the following five locations:

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Limelight Solutions Bolsters IT Infrastructure with Managed Services

October 9, 2009 by · Comments Off on Limelight Solutions Bolsters IT Infrastructure with Managed Services 

Web Host Blog CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Peak 10 Inc., the leading independent data center operator and managed services provider, is proud to announce its renewed relationship with Limelight Solutions, which provides full-service business Web site development and deployment. Limelight will continue to house its mission-critical data within an enterprise-class data center on Peak 10 Charlotte’s campus and will also utilize its managed services offerings such as firewalls, remote hands and off-site backups,

“We selected Peak 10 because we believe they are the best data center available for both our company and the companies we serve. We focus on being trusted advisors for our website clients and having Peak 10 as our infrastructure partner allows us to do just that,” said Steve Krause, the president of Limelight Solutions. “We continue to turn to Peak 10 because it is an extremely well-run business with deep expertise in key areas like virtualization that enables us to stay flexible and nimble, which is mandatory in our industry. Also, its cost-effective pricing enable us to offer our customers tremendous value for their IT dollar. We look forward to growing with them for years to come.”

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Peak 10 Unveils Game Developer Tools in Austin

September 14, 2009 by · Comments Off on Peak 10 Unveils Game Developer Tools in Austin 

Web Hosting ServicesCHARLOTTE, N.C. — Peak 10, Inc., the leading independent data center operator and managed services provider, will exhibit at the 2009 Game Developers Conference (GDC) at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. At the conference, which begins tomorrow, Sept. 15 and runs through Friday, Sept. 18, Peak 10 will be helping game companies implement reliable real-time strategies for maintaining high-performance, scalable, fully-redundant and secure IT solutions to support their games and overall business operations.

Peak 10 computer game experts will be meeting with companies to audit their IT environments and share the benefits of innovative game hosting solutions. These solutions, coupled with Peak 10’s robust and geographically-diverse network, allow businesses to reduce the cost of maintaining their IT environments, powering game servers and with reduced latency and ping times. In addition to improving infrastructure, the solutions will improve alpha and beta testing, as well as the overall gamers’ experience.

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Educational SaaS Provider Leverages Multiple Enterprise-Class Facilities for Disaster Recovery Solutions

September 8, 2009 by · Comments Off on Educational SaaS Provider Leverages Multiple Enterprise-Class Facilities for Disaster Recovery Solutions 

Web Hosting ToolsRALEIGH, N.C. – Peak 10, Inc., the leading independent data center operator and managed services provider, is proud to announce that SchoolDude will continue to host its production environment and utilize managed services out of an enterprise-class facility on Peak 10’s Raleigh campus. SchoolDude is a provider of on-demand software designed exclusively for educational facility, technology and business operations. As part of its ongoing relationship with Peak 10, SchoolDude maintains a secondary, high-availability disaster recovery site at Peak 10 Nashville more than 400 miles away, providing the ability to effectively deliver application availability from the site to their client base at any given time with negligible impact.

“Our Web-based applications and customer interface tool make it imperative that we maintain a high level of availability and security for the organizations and educational institutions we serve,” said Kent Hudson, the chief executive officer and founder of SchoolDude. “As a Peak 10 customer for more than three years, we are very pleased with the high level of support we continue to receive. Peak 10’s geographic diversity and fully-redundant, private network provides us with a complete business continuity solution.”

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Peak 10 Deploys VMware vSphere 4; Delivers Private Cloud Infrastructure Solutions

August 31, 2009 by · Comments Off on Peak 10 Deploys VMware vSphere 4; Delivers Private Cloud Infrastructure Solutions 

Web Hosting ToolsCHARLOTTE, N.C. – Peak 10, Inc., the leading independent data center operator and managed services provider, announced the deployment of VMware’s vSphere 4 platform as an enhancement to its robust virtualization services infrastructure. vSphere 4 further enables Peak 10 customers to implement internal cloud computing environments with access to external cloud resources, while maintaining a high level of security and integrity.

The platform solidifies Peak 10’s end-to-end infrastructure, offering customers pools of virtualized resources that federate between on and off-premise environments on-demand and with ease. Both large and small organizations can achieve the primary benefits of cloud computing, as vSphere delivers high levels of application availability, lowered cost per application workload, and increased management tools.

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