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Peak 10 Names AVANT Communications as IMPACT Partner of the Year at Channel Partners Conference


CHARLOTTE, NC (March 18, 2015) – National IT infrastructure and cloud services provider, Peak 10, Inc., named AVANT Communications, Inc. its 2014 IMPACT Partner of the Year on March 17 during the Channel Partners Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. AVANT is the nation’s premier distributor of next generation technologies and is part of Peak 10’s channel partner community.

Peak 10 forged its partnership with AVANT in 2012, seeking its proven ability to provide companies with the technical expertise and best-in-class recommendations necessary to successfully achieve their complex business outcomes. AVANT has connected numerous companies with Peak 10 to help them find the appropriate technology and cloud solutions for maintaining and protecting their mission-critical data and applications.

“We find an extreme amount of value in our partnership with AVANT, as they have the resources to enable their partners to better understand our services and expertise,” said Steve Harris, senior vice president of national alliances for Peak 10. “They take on a great deal of responsibility in educating companies about Peak 10 and making the connections, resulting in very qualified business opportunities for our company.”

This is the first year Peak 10 has presented its IMPACT Partner of the Year award. The winner was chosen based on the following criteria.

  • Amount of new revenue generated
  • Strategy alignment demonstrated through mutually beneficial success in executing high-impact programs that generate increased business opportunities
  • Partner engagement demonstrated through partner employee education and training about Peak 10
  • Advocacy for Peak 10 throughout the channel

“AVANT is most deserving of this inaugural Peak 10 award,” added Harris. “It maintains an excellent business reputation in our industry and is a world-class example of a bold visionary and thought leader. Having a team of knowledgeable, experienced, educated personnel promoting our expertise and solutions is the primary reason why we partner with AVANT.”

“We are honored to receive this award from Peak 10,” said Ian Kieninger, CEO at Avant Communications. “We value their partnership and consider them a trusted IT advisor to the customers they serve. Their impressive product portfolio, deep bench of experts and consultative approach makes them a valuable resource to us in helping companies solve their IT challenges.”

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Peak 10 operates data centers in key U.S. markets and serves a diverse range of customers in the U.S. and abroad. To learn more, visit www.peak10.com.

About AVANT Communications

As the nation’s premiere distributor of next generation technologies, AVANT has the resources and relationships needed to successfully navigate the ever-changing world of communications and IT infrastructure. From complex cloud design to global wide-area network deployments, the company empowers its partners with the valuable business tools they need including back-office support, engineering guidance, strategic consulting and ongoing training. AVANT’s goal is to set the industry standard for knowledge and navigation of the global technology marketplace. The company is dedicated to aiding its partners and clients in making informed choices about services, technology and cost-efficient communications. For more information visit http://avantcommunications.net.

About Peak10

Peak 10 provides reliable, tailored cloud computing, data center and other information technology (IT) infrastructure solutions and managed services, primarily for mid-market businesses. 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 IT resources on their core competencies. Peak 10 holds the Cisco® Cloud Provider Certification with a Cisco Powered Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) designation. Peak 10 undergoes annual examinations by third party auditors and helps companies meet the requirements of various regulatory and industry standards such as SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, Safe Harbor, HIPAA, PCI DSS, FISMA and ITAR. For more information, visit www.peak10.com.

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