RALEIGH, N.C. (April 1, 2010) - Peak 10 Inc., a managed services company with world-class data centers, is pleased to announce its participation in the 2010 Triangle Game Conference (TGC) to be held April 7-8 at the Raleigh Marriott City Center. TGC is the leading East Coast event for developers and professionals working in the interactive entertainment and serious game industries.
Peak 10 will be hosting a panel entitled“The Benefits of Outsourcing and Middleware.” This session will take place on April 7 as part of the Engines and Middleware track. Greg Rollet, Peak 10’s senior vice president of market operations, will serve as moderator, prompting questions for the panel of gaming industry representatives. Panelists include Stephanie O'Malley Deming, the co-founder and president of XLOC; Wayne Harvey, the vice president and chief technology officer of Vicious Cycle Software, Inc.; Shaun Kime, technical director at Emergent Game Technologies, Markus Schneider, executive vice president of Germany-based xaitment GmbH; and John Farnsworth, the director of shared development at Epic Games.
“Having worked with computer and video game companies across the country regarding their IT challenges and solutions, I look forward to gaining the perspective of these esteemed panelists on the advantages of outsourcing and utilizing middleware,” said Rollet.“Peak 10 delivers redundant environments to a wide variety of companies and truly understands the value and benefit of outsourcing such needs to a trusted partner. With increased financial pressures because of the economy and the inherent performance requirements, this topic is more relevant than ever to computer and video game companies around the globe.”
The inaugural 2009 Triangle Game Conference featured more than 40 participating companies and over 700 attendees. TGC offers a series of lectures by industry experts, a career lounge and Game Development University– a student-oriented exhibition to help aspiring game developers tap into educational resources and make connections with industry leaders.
“Peak 10 is excited to play an integral role at this year’s TGC and support the Triangle’s ever-expanding computer and video game community, which is a strong, vital part of our local economy,” said Marilyn Finfrock, the vice president and general manager of Peak 10 Raleigh.“We are pleased to provide a growing number of regional companies with high-performance, scalable, secure and geographically diverse IT solutions to support their businesses.”
Active in the computer and video game industry, 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 in customized solutions benefitting game companies in the interactive games sector such as Emergent Game Technologies, a leading source for all the game development tools required to build, test, manage and expand interactive games. Peak 10 is a regular attendee at interactive entertainment trade shows across the U.S. including GDC San Francisco, GDC Austin and SIEGE in Atlanta. 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.
About Triangle Game Conference:
The Triangle Game Conference was started in 2009 with the inaugural conference featuring more than 40 companies and upward of 700 attendees. This year the conference is expected to double in space and in number of attendees. TGC 2010 is organized by the Triangle Game Initiative, a trade association for the Raleigh-Durham interactive entertainment (IE) industry. Members include market-leading companies and prominent industry figures. Its mission is to build a thriving community of companies and professionals dedicated to the advancement of the IE industry in the Triangle region. For more information about TGC 2010, please visit www.trianglegameconference.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 attract market-leading companies such as LendingTree, 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.