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Peak 10 Positioned in the Niche Quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service

April 23, 2015

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

CHARLOTTE, NC (April 23, 2015)Peak 10, Inc., a national IT infrastructure and cloud services provider, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Niche quadrant of the 2015 “Disaster Recovery as a Service Magic Quadrant, North America.”[i]

Gartner defines Disaster Recovery as a Service as the scenario when the service provider manages virtual machine (VM) replication and, optionally, physical machine (PM) replication from the production data center into the cloud, VM/PM activation inside the cloud and recovery exercising within the cloud.

In the Magic Quadrant for this market sector, Gartner analysts evaluated 14 service providers offering Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), based on the criteria of ‘ability to execute’ and ‘completeness of vision.’

Peak 10 offers the Recovery Cloud, a cost-effective, highly flexible DRaaS solution that ensures rapid recovery of mission-critical applications and data. Built on leading-edge technologies and combined with Peak 10’s expertise in cloud technologies and disaster recovery, it enables customers to take advantage of the reduced costs associated with multi-tenancy while accessing the cloud resources to restore services in the event of a site failure quickly, securely and regardless of where their production environment is housed.

“This is Gartner’s first time publishing a Disaster Recovery as a Service Magic Quadrant which is an indication of how new this technology concept is,” said Ronnie Frames, vice president of network and cloud infrastructure for Peak 10. “We believe our positioning in the Niche quadrant by Gartner confirms the strength of our overall business strategy and vision for our growing DRaaS offering and our extensive experience in this field.”

Peak 10 was the first provider in the Americas to achieve the Cisco Powered Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) designation under the Cisco® Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification. This certification recognizes Peak 10 as a provider with the capability to sell and deliver cloud and managed services for companies needing to accelerate time to market and time to revenue.

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

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Peak 10

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.

[i] Gartner “Disaster Recovery as a Service Report” by John Morency, Christine Tenneson, et al., April 21, 2015.



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