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Switch and Data Announces $157.5 Million Senior Secured Financing

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TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 31, 2008--Switch and Data (NASDAQ: SDXC), a leading provider of Internet exchange and colocation services, today announced that the company has obtained $157.5 million in debt financing from a syndicate of banks led by RBC Capital Markets and GE Corporate Lending. Royal Bank of Canada will act as Administrative Agent for the debt financing. The financing fully funds Switch and Data's previously announced capacity expansion program.

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BuildLinks Expands Data Services Contract with Peak 10

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Morrisville - N.C. BuildLinks, a provider of software for the home building industry, is expanding its data services contract with Peak 10. Peak 10 operates data centers in Morrisville, Charlotte and numerous offices across the southeast. BuildLinks will utilize information technology and other services from Peak 10. Its solutions are offered through the Web. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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EasyDraft extends contract with Peak 10

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Local electronic-payment company EasyDraft has extended its contract with Peak for three years.

Under the agreement, Peak 10 will continue to provide EasyDraft with information-technology services from its Charlotte data center. Financial terms weren't disclosed. EasyDraft markets automated-payment services that are designed to improve client cash flow through electronic-payment collections. The company's customers are in several industries, including utilities, financial services and storage facilities. Peak 10's facilities offer clients off-site computer-server space and backup systems to operate their technology. The Charlotte-based company, which also provides cyber security, owns and operates 12 data centers in nine markets.

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Voxel Scales for Content Delivery Growth in Switch and Data

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TAMPA, Fla. - February 26, 2008 - Switch and Data (NASDAQ: SDXC), a leading provider of Internet exchange and colocation services, announced that Voxel dot Net, Inc., a provider of managed hosting and IP services for clients worldwide, has joined Switch and Data's PAIX Palo Alto and has expanded in the company's PAIX 111 8th Ave., New York site.  These deployments support the rapid growth of Voxel's managed hosting and VoxCAST Media Delivery services.

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Innovative Hosting Solutions, Inc. Chooses Peak 10 Atlanta

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Atlanta - Peak 10 the leading independent data center operator and managed services provider, announced today that it has added Innovative Hosting Solutions, Inc., a full-service Web development and Internet consulting firm, to its diverse customer portfolio. Innovative Hosting Solutions, Inc. will receive world-class data center services out of Peak 10's state-of-the-art data center in Atlanta, Ga.

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Michael Bowen Joins Switch and Data as VP of Technology

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TAMPA, Fla. - February 20, 2008 - Switch and Data (NASDAQ: SDXC), a leading provider of Internet exchange and co-location services, announced today at the Game Developers Conference that Michael Bowen, former Vice President of Sony Online Entertainment has been appointed Vice President of Technology. Mr. Bowen has more than 16 years experience with operations and technology within the online gaming, IP route optimization, Internet and hosting services, and content delivery network environments

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Peak 10 Raleigh Supplies World-Class Managed Services to XS, Inc.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (February 12, 2008) - Peak 10, the leading independent data center operator and managed services provider, today announced it will provide a variety of managed services to XS, Inc., a leader in e-commerce and data management solutions for agriculture and adjacent industries.  In addition to standard data center services, XS Inc. will receive managed, high-availability firewall and back-up services, as well as high-availability monitoring out of Peak 10's state-of-the-art data center facility in Raleigh, N.C.

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Switch and Data Further Expands Board of Directors with Addition of G. Michael Sievert

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TAMPA- February 19, 2008 - Switch and Data (NASDAQ: SDXC), a leading provider of Internet exchange and colocation services, today announced that Michael Sievert, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.  With this appointment, Switch and Data has expanded its Board to eight members.

Mr. Sievert most recently served as Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Windows Marketing and brings more than 20 years of experience in business and marketing spanning the software, financial trading, hardware, and communications industries.  He will serve as a member of Switch and Data's Compensation committee and Corporate Governance and Nominating committee

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Switch and Data Helps PAIX Customers Improve Internet Performance

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TAMPA, Fla. - February 18, 2008 - Switch and Data (NASDAQ: SDXC), a leading provider of Internet exchange and colocation services, announced that it has enhanced its PAIX Internet Exchange service by providing its customers with access to Renesys Corporation's Internet performance analysis tools. Under the terms of an exclusive co-marketing agreement, PAIX customers will have free access to a special subset of Renesys Routing Intelligence and Market Intelligence tools.

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Switch and Data Announces Agreement with Interxion

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TAMPA, Fla. - January 23, 2008 - Switch and Data (NASDAQ: SDXC), a leading provider of Internet exchange and co-location services, announced today that it has agreed with Interxion, a leading European operator of carrier-neutral data centers, to jointly market their portfolios of network-neutral data center and interconnection services across North America and Europe. Interxion operates the broadest footprint of carrier-neutral data centers in Europe and Switch and Data offers the broadest market coverage in North America. Together the two companies can help companies reach new customers and distribute content to end users at 56 sites across the world's two largest markets

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