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New AWS Initiatives: A View from Behind the Eight Ball

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February 6, 2014
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Some of the talk from other cloud hosting providers has so much spin on it, I get dizzy just reading it. Some of the cloud service providers are talking about how they will influence the cloud ecosystem, but the truth is they are running from behind.

While it and the other mega players were scoffing up the low-hanging fruit with their automated approach to cloud services, Peak 10 followed a road less traveled – listening and responding to customers’ unique business challenges with flexible and tailored solutions. Compliance and security examinations? Check. Identity access management? Check. Enterprise solution architects and technical account managers? Cloud-delivered desktops? All the other stuff? Check, check and check.

It is telling that some providers new-found interest in security and compliance begins with the enormous market of the federal government. Low-hanging fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree.

A quick check on the facts show that in 2011 Peak 10 was the first in the industry to complete a Type 2 SOC 1 examination under the Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) 16 and International Standard on Assurance Engagements (ISAE) No. 3402. Peak 10 continued to lead the industry with independent examinations of its HIPAA and PCI DSS compliance programs.  In 2013 came SOC 2 and SOC 3. Then of course,  Safe Harbor compliance to support our growing global marketplace. Our clients who serve federal government agencies also look to Peak 10 for assistance in meeting the stringent data safeguards imposed by the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).

David Kidd, director of quality assurance and compliance for Peak 10, put it this way in a recent announcement: “Peak 10 makes significant investments to help ensure our data centers and cloud services meet the compliance needs of our customers; this is a commitment which gives our customers peace of mind and helps reduce the cost of our customers’ own compliance programs.”

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About Peak 10

"Our values are the foundation for everything we do at Peak 10, and are ultimately what enable us to earn our customers' business and their trust."
David H. Jones,
Board Member, Peak 10 + ViaWest