Peak 10/Emergent deal
Former supplying servers to latter.
RALEIGH, N.C. (September 15, 2008) – Peak 10, Inc., the leading independent data center operator and managed services provider, announced today its new partnership with Emergent Game Technologies, a leading source for all the game development tools required to build, test, manage and expand interactive games. Leveraging the latest in VMware virtualization technology, Peak 10 will provide Emergent with a fully managed dedicated Virtual Server solution and managed firewall.
“We are excited to support the Emergent team as they utilize virtualization practices to further streamline their internal operations,” said Greg Rollet senior vice president of Peak 10’s North region. “Emergent is the most recent computer gaming client to join our diverse customer portfolio, and as we become further immersed in this thriving industry we continue to learn new ways in which our services can be implemented to boost productivity.”
Emergent Game Technologies develops and licenses gaming engines and tools to increase efficiency throughout the development process. Their products benefit developers working with multiple video game genres and hardware platforms. The Peak 10 Raleigh team tailored a virtualization solution to meet Emergent’s needs and will ensure that its mission-critical data is both secure and accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
“Peak 10 has by far the most technically sound VMware infrastructure and knowledgeable virtualization support staff of any of the companies we considered, which is the key reason we chose them,” said Brian Dibene, IT manager at Emergent Game Technologies. “With helpful and courteous account managers and support team, we have complete confidence that our data is not only available and secure at all times, but that we can rely on their superior IT support.”
Through virtualization, Peak 10 allows 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.
Leveraging its Microsoft Gold and VMware partnerships, Peak 10 combines its secure network, high-tech data centers and portfolio of managed services with localized engineering and support to serve market-leading companies nationwide. Peak 10 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 Emergent Game Technologies
Emergent Game Technologies is one of the fastest and largest growing companies dedicated exclusively to providing flexible technologies and services that give developers an unmatched range of integrated capabilities for building, testing and managing games. These proven, stand-alone solutions include the award-winning Gamebryo game engine used to create hit next-generation games for the Wii™, PLAYSTATION®3, Xbox 360™, and PC. Emergent gives developers the flexibility they need to fuel creativity while reducing risk. Emergent is headquartered in Calabasas, Calif., and has offices in Chapel Hill, NC; Austin, Texas; London; Tokyo; China; and Korea. To learn more, visit www.emergent.net.
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. It combines its portfolio of managed services with localized engineering and support to serve market-leading companies including Healthways, Inc., LendingTree, Rivals.com, Global Knowledge, Pergo, Churchill Downs and The Fresh Market. Peak 10 is SAS 70 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.