CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 2, 2013) – National IT infrastructure and cloud solutions provider Peak 10 Inc. is delivering PCI-compliant cloud services to the Golfweek Amateur Tour, which provides a national platform for amateur golf players to play and compete like the pros. Peak 10’s secure cloud environment ensures that the Tour’s website has high availability to sustain the increasing traffic and transactions from its growing member network.
By moving the Tour’s website to the cloud, Peak 10 can now scale the organization’s IT infrastructure more easily to meet its future growth needs at a fraction of the cost of dedicated hardware and its maintenance. Also, Peak 10’s cloud is compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) which fortifies the integrity of payment card data and processing on the Tour’s website for purchases made by its members.
“With more than 4,000 members visiting our site on a regular basis to sign up and pay their membership and tournament dues, we had to take the availability and security of our website to a new level,” said Dennis McCormac, owner and president of the Golfweek Amateur Tour. “We were not satisfied with our previous IT partner, but now have complete confidence that Peak 10 can supply the scalable and secure cloud solutions we need to support the rapid growth of our organization and member base.”
The Golfweek Amateur Tour provides amateur golf players the opportunity to compete with others from around the nation in competitive stroke-play golf, while improving their game by playing under tournament conditions like the pros. All tournaments are played by U.S. Golf Association (USGA) rules and handicaps are tracked on each player to ensure the integrity of the program.
“The Golfweek Amateur Tour is a growing organization that does not have the desire or time to devote to IT infrastructure maintenance,” said Drew Fassett, regional vice president of Peak 10. “The Tour selected us to deliver our PCI-compliant cloud service, maintain the integrity of its website, and advise its team on the necessary enhancements needed to ensure that its IT infrastructure scales to match the organization’s growth.”
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Peak 10 operates data centers in ten key markets in the U.S., serving customers around the globe. Peak 10’s enterprise-class facilities are the backbone for its robust cloud offerings. In addition to its PCI-compliant Cloud service, Peak 10 offers Enterprise and Private Cloud services, a HIPAA-compliant Cloud service and a Recovery Cloud service.
About The Golfweek Amateur Tour
Established in 1995, the Golfweek Amateur Tour is in 42 U.S. markets and has more than 4,000 members. It provides amateurs of all ages, sexes, and handicaps the opportunity to compete in stroke-play golf tournaments on a regular basis in their local area. The Tour concludes with a National Tour Championship in which top players in each flight test their skills against other amateurs from around the country. Through this competition, it promotes the sport of golf by providing an atmosphere of friendly, fair, and well managed competition for amateur golfers in the pursuit of excellence. For more information, visit www.amateurgolftour.net .
About Peak 10 Inc.
Peak 10 provides reliable, tailored cloud computing, data center and other information technology (IT) infrastructure solutions and managed services, primarily for mid-market businesses. Customer-centric, responsive and cost-effective, Peak 10 solutions are designed to scale and adapt to customers’ changing business needs, enabling them to increase agility, lower costs, improve performance and focus internal resources on their core competencies. Peak 10 holds the Cisco® Cloud Provider Certification with a Cisco Powered Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) designation. Peak 10 is SSAE 16 audited and helps companies meet the requirements of various regulatory compliance acts such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), HIPAA/HITECH, PCI DSS and Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLBA). For more information, visit www.peak10.com .