CHARLOTTE, N.C. (September 17, 2012) – National IT infrastructure and cloud solutions provider Peak 10 Inc . today announced it has enhanced its recovery cloud service , substantially overhauling its scope, processes and technology to help customers restore services in the event of a site failure ― quickly, securely and regardless of where their production environment is housed.
The Peak 10 Recovery Cloud now incorporates technologies that allow customers to securely replicate production systems to a cost-saving, multi-tenant environment, without changing their existing environment or underlying storage platform. A full cadre of managed security services can be layered on top of infrastructure and DR (disaster recovery) services. The solution ensures maximum data protection within the multi-tenant environment, through segmentation of customer information, data and network.
This DRaaS (Disaster Recovery as a Service) solution is highly flexible, allowing production systems to be housed on the customer’s premises, within a Peak 10 environment or at a third-party data center. The disaster recovery environment can be configured to meet a customer’s complex needs, including multiple IP segments and virtual local area networks (VLANs) in addition to compliancy and regulatory requirements.
The DR management and replication component of the Recovery Cloud is also available as a standalone service.
In addition, the Peak 10 Recovery Cloud provides maximum scalability by making use of a shared pool of compute and storage resources that customers subscribe to in order to run their replicated systems for testing or actual failover purposes. Connected to Peak 10’s multi-tiered storage infrastructure and robust core network, these resources are provided based on specific performance, availability and scalability requirements for each customer. Peak 10 manages all aspects of the underlying technology, including maintenance and providing the associated data center services, hypervisor and Windows operating system licenses.
According to Monty Blight, Peak 10 vice president of product management, the enhancements to the Peak 10 Recovery Cloud make it a more cost-effective way for customers to implement disaster recovery services and to ensure the near-time replication and protection of their business-critical data.
“Unlike many disaster recovery services that schedule data replication a few times a day, the Peak 10 Recovery Cloud makes use of continuous data protection (CDP), which allows for near real-time data replication,” Blight explained. “Customers can select the point in time to test or restore before a site failure occurred and the length of the history for data restoration, ranging from hours to days, can also be specified by the customer.”
Peak 10 supports the customized aspect of this solution with service level agreements (SLAs) that specify response time, recovery time objectives and recovery point objectives to best meet customers’ requirements.
Customers using the Recovery Cloud also are able to leverage Peak 10’s disaster recovery expertise, enterprise-class facilities, managed services and cloud infrastructure to ensure the security of their replicated environment while minimizing incremental impact to their overall capital investment on IT infrastructure.
The new technologies behind the enhanced Peak 10 Recovery Cloud are among a number of enhancements being made to Peak 10’s secure cloud services. A HIPAA-compliant cloud service was launched earlier in 2012 to assist businesses responsible for the secure transmission and storage of public health information (PHI) in meeting the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to secure transmission of public health information. The company will be launching a PCI-audited cloud service for businesses handling payment card data that must meet the compliance requirements of the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) .
For more information on Peak 10’s cloud solutions, visit www.peak10.com/cloud .
About Peak 10
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Peak 10 provides tailored, reliable cloud solutions and other information technology infrastructure services for mid-market businesses. Services include cost-effective, enterprise-class data center space and a wide range of network and managed services such as application management and managed security. Peak 10 facilities are currently strategically located in 10 U.S. cities, supporting customers around the world. Committed to meeting changing customer needs, Peak 10 continues to invest in current and new facilities, technologies and services. 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 .