February 28, 2009 (HOSTSEARCH.COM) Peak 10 Inc.
, the leading independent data center operator and managed services provider, is proud to announce the addition of Mark Whetstone to the Peak 10 management team. Whetstone will join Peak 10 at its Charlotte, N.C. headquarters as vice president of business development and will be responsible for overseeing Peak 10s market development and strategic partnerships.
Marks new role is critical as he will manage and promote our ongoing national success. He will lead the charge in responding to the increasing demand for Peak 10s services by small- and medium-sized enterprises across the nation, said Jeff Spalding, executive vice president of Peak 10. He has more than 20 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications industries and has been a valued partner, client, and long-time friend of Peak 10. We look forward to the addition of Marks expertise and insight as we push ahead to further our service offerings to meet customer demand and to expand our brand and reach nationwide.
Whetstone comes to Peak 10 from M3 Technology Group (M3TG), a Charlotte, N.C.-based managed and professional services company where he was the co-founder and managing director. A long time resident of Tampa, Fla., where he attended the University of South Florida with majors in marketing and business administration, he has worked in sales, business development, channel sales, national accounts and leadership roles for MCI/Verizon and EMC Corporation. In addition to M3TG, he also co-founded Tampa-based Gulf Coast Long Distance.
Peak 10 is very well respected within the industry and companies nationwide are increasingly interested in its portfolio of services, said Whetstone. I will focus my activities on addressing this growing demand by expanding our reach nationally, further leveraging our current strategic partnerships and forming new ones, while ensuring that an increasing number of businesses are aware of Peak 10s scalable services and around-the-clock support.
Peak 10s managed IT and data center services improve reliability, increase revenue growth, lower costs and maximize internal resources for customers while keeping their valuable information technology assets close to the business. 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. The company owns and operates data centers in nine key U.S. markets that include Cincinnati, Ohio; Atlanta, Ga.; Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C.; Tampa and Jacksonville, Fla.; Nashville, Tenn.; Louisville, Ky.; and Richmond, Va.
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. The company combines multiple data centers and its portfolio of managed services with localized engineering and support to serve market-leading companies including 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).