ATLANTA (May 6, 2009) – Peak 10, Inc., the leading independent data center operator and managed services provider, announced today its support for the local computer gaming industry by providing its services to Georgia Game Developers Association (GGDA) and Southern Interactive Entertainment and Game Expo (SIEGE). Peak 10’s expert team handled the migration of the organizations’ Web applications, system administrator support and databases. Peak 10 will continue providing its reliable hosting services to both sites to support their mission - the growth and success of the Georgia computer gaming community.
“We enjoy working with Peak 10’s dedicated team of experts who share our enthusiasm for fostering the growth of the interactive entertainment industry in Georgia,” said Clinton Lowe, president of GGDA and sponsor coordinator for SIEGE. “Peak 10 allows us to focus solely on our members, giving them the tools they need to increase their visibility within the industry. We trust Peak 10’s premium services team and enterprise-class facility to secure our organization’s data.”
GGDA is a nonprofit trade association of businesses and professionals of the video and electronic game manufacturing industry of Georgia with a shared vision of elevating the industry to a position of international recognition as a leading contributor of industry growth and maturity. GGDA achieves this vision by establishing and maintaining a membership base representing at least 80 percent of all game manufacturing and associated activities in Georgia. It also represents the concerns of the industry on all issues that appear before state lawmakers and it promotes awareness of the industry outside the State of Georgia to attract continued economic growth and development.
A service of the GGDA, SIEGE has become one of the largest video game trade shows in the Southeast and as the leading gaming and interactive conference. SIEGE brings together students and professionals from across the region to connect and collaborate on all things gaming. The event includes not only a job fair but three days of keynote addresses from leading industry experts, panels, workshops, and tournaments where SIEGE explores the connective power of games through art, technology, and business.
“Our company has been immersed in the computer gaming industry for quite some time and we are excited to work with these two organizations to help foster the growth of the computer gaming industry within Georgia and beyond,” said Matt Searfoss, vice president and general manager of Peak 10 Atlanta. “GGDA and SIEGE can rest assured that they now have a secure and reliable IT infrastructure as well as around-the-clock support, allowing them to focus on growing their reach and mission.”
Active in the computer gaming industry, Peak 10 offers cutting-edge virtualization services that allow businesses to run multiple instances of their servers on a single physical box, reducing hardware and space requirements, optimizing server utilization and providing higher levels of availability for an organization’s IT infrastructure. Peak 10 has leveraged this technology in customized solutions benefitting businesses in the interactive gaming sector such as Emergent Game Technologies, a leading source for all the game development tools required to build, test, manage and expand interactive games. The company owns and operates data centers in nine key markets that include Cincinnati, Ohio; Atlanta, Ga.; Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C.; Tampa and Jacksonville, Fla.; Nashville, Tenn.; Louisville, Ky.; and Richmond, Va.
About Georgia Game Developers Association
Georgia Game Developers Association (GGDA) is a non-profit trade association of businesses and professionals of the video and electronic game manufacturing industry of Georgia. GGDA is committed to the growth and development of this industry and the success of its members as they compete internationally. GGDA’s mission is to promote the growth and success of game manufacturers in Georgia by providing oversight and guidance of government and academic involvement, identification and availability of resources, creation and application of best practices and certification. For more information, visit www.ggda.org
Founded in 2007, Southern Interactive Entertainment and Game Expo (SIEGE), has already established itself as one of the largest video game trade shows in the southeast. This year, SIEGE expects between 400 and 600 registered attendees. The Expo is a service of the Georgia Game Developers Association, Inc., a non-profit 501©(6) trade association. All of the proceeds from the show directly benefit the growth of the industry. SIEGE’s staff is composed almost entirely of volunteers who donate about 10 hours of service in exchange for a free 3-day pass. Some of the coordinators are even compensated with peanuts for the hundreds of hours that they spend organizing the event. SIEGE provides a venue for professional growth and collaboration, creates business opportunities, attracts attention from venture capital and angel investors, and showcases our Southeastern companies. For more information, visit www.siegecon.net/SIEGE2009/.
About Peak 10, Inc.
Peak 10 is the leading independent data center operator and managed services provider, delivering scalable, economical and reliable solutions for hosting and managing complex information technology infrastructure. Its team of experts embraces the industry's evolving technologies by adopting and tailoring solutions such as virtualization and cloud services as part of its robust managed services offering. The company's strong customer focus (or service), financial stability, geographic diversity and technical strength attracts market-leading companies such as LendingTree, Rivals.com, 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.