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Peak 10/Curse deal

MMO website network beefs up infrastructure.



CHARLOTTE, N.C. (October 4, 2010) - Peak 10 Inc., a managed services company with world-class data centers, is proud to announce that it is hosting the core IT infrastructure of Curse, the largest MMO property in the U.S. The Curse Network is responsible for 21 of the most unique, sought-after MMO websites on the planet and represents a wide array of notable games including Age of Conan and gaming sites like MMO Champion. Peak 10 is providing Curse and its associated titles with high-speed network interconnectivity, network management services, advanced DDOS protection and consultative infrastructure services.


“In recent years, gameplay has grown exponentially, requiring tremendous investments in network infrastructure and technology. Curse has consistently met this challenge through a combination of innovative products and key strategic partnerships,” said Michael Comperda, the chief technology officer of Curse.  “When we evaluated our technology and data center options, Peak 10 was clearly the leader in quality connectivity, advanced managed services and reliability. Peak 10 has become essential to our ongoing success and provides us with the network performance and security we need to meet the challenges of an ever-changing industry.”


The Curse Network is an integral part of the expanding global MMO industry, serving as a comprehensive and accessible resource that enhances users’ gaming experiences. The company delivers an unmatched suite of media and promotional tools while placing special emphasis on user-generated content. 


“With significant and regular traffic bursts, Curse needed enhanced scalability and flexibility for its network,” said Mark Whetstone, the vice president of corporate business development for Peak 10. “Our engineering experts, some of whom are also veteran gamers, are trained to deliver reliable solutions tailored to the needs of our video game clients. Our enterprise-class data centers are equipped with fully redundant power, security and managed services to support Curse’s expansive IT environment.


“Our experience in the video games industry combined with our data center, network and engineering expertise allows us the ability to deliver high-performance solutions.  This seamless integration of technology, capital, skills and industry expertise allows us the ability to offer proven solutions that enable video game companies’ success,” said Jeff Spalding, the executive vice president of market operations for Peak 10.  “We are proud to be a trusted advisor for a growing number of video game companies.”

Peak 10 will be attending the 2010 Game Developers Conference held Oct. 5-8 at the Convention Center in Austin, Texas. The industry leader will be exhibiting in BC 329. For more information on Peak 10’s game technology solutions or to set up a meeting at GDC with a Peak 10 game solutions engineer, please email gaming@peak10.com. 


Peak 10 offers cutting-edge, cloud-based services and virtualization solutions that allow businesses to reduce hardware and space requirements, optimize server utilization and provide higher levels of availability for an organization’s IT infrastructure. Peak 10 has leveraged this technology for customized solutions benefitting game companies in the video game sector such as XLOC and Emergent Game Technologies. 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. For more information on Peak 10’s video game solutions, please visit www.peak10.com/gaming.


About Curse

Curse is the largest MMO property in the US, reaching millions of PC and console gamers and delivering a quarter of a billion monthly page views. Consisting of 21 of the most sought after MMO websites on the planet, Curse enhances the core gaming experience with databases, wikis, and software tools which help manage the download experience. Core gamers depend on Curse for the tools and expertise they need to take their gaming to the next level. For more information, please visit the website at www.curse.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 attracts market-leading companies such as LendingTree, Emergent Game Technologies, Pergo, Healthways and Churchill Downs. 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.


Peak 10 Media Contact:

Amanda Brown

(252) 796-3160



Katherine Webb

(919) 323-6190



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