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Peak 10 Study Reveals Hybrid IT Is No Longer a Transition Strategy, But a Calculated Business Choice

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IT decision makers plan to grow infrastructure investments, expand colocation and cloud footprint and reduce on-premise environments

CHARLOTTE, NC (May 23, 2017)Peak 10, a hybrid IT infrastructure provider, offering colocation, interconnection, cloud and managed IT services, today announced the results of its Peak 10 Hybrid IT Study: A Solid Business Case for Mixed Infrastructure. The study, which includes responses from more than 200 U.S.-based IT decision makers managing hybrid environments for their organization’s infrastructure, was commissioned by Peak 10 and Microsoft. It measured where leading IT decision makers and executives stand on several key issues surrounding the adoption and momentum behind hybrid IT infrastructure strategies that include a mix of on-premise, colocation and cloud environments.

Hybrid IT, defined in this study as infrastructure located both on-premise and in the cloud or co-located, has long been perceived as a transition strategy for organizations wishing to explore the integration of cloud or third-party solutions. However, Peak 10’s study reveals an overwhelming number of businesses are choosing hybrid IT as a preferred choice and deliberate business decision that makes sense for a variety of reasons including security, cost and workload requirements, among others.

“Based upon the feedback we receive from our customers, we anticipated some of the high-level findings of the survey – particularly that more and more businesses feel a hybrid approach to IT infrastructure is increasingly critical to the long-term health and success of the business,” said Mike Fuhrman, CTO at Peak 10. “For nearly two decades, we have been assisting companies in formulating and executing their unique IT strategies. We look forward to continuing this track record and helping organizations find the right mix of hybrid solutions that they need to minimize cost, remain secure and enable their growth.”

Peak 10’s study reveals statistics and information that address the following questions:

  • What are the reasons IT decision makers utilize hybrid IT environments?
  • What are the biggest challenges decision makers are facing with hybrid IT environments?
  • How are IT decision makers planning to allocate their IT infrastructures across colocation, cloud and on-premise environments in the future?
  • How much of their IT infrastructure currently resides on-premise, or in a colocation or cloud environment?
  • Why are some organizations still choosing to host some workloads on-premise?
  • What workloads are being placed on-premise, in the cloud or in a colocation environment?
  • How would decision makers choose to structure their IT infrastructure if they could start over, with no restrictions?
  • Do IT decision makers think that a hybrid IT infrastructure contributes to cost savings?
  • What level of influence do partners have on an organization’s IT infrastructure and hybrid IT strategy?

To learn more or download the complete Peak 10 Hybrid IT Study: A Solid Business Case for Mixed Infrastructure, visit http://bit.ly/2rmOsc3.

Peak 10 enables enterprises to meet current and future business challenges through advanced hybrid IT infrastructure. With a footprint of high power density, interconnected data centers, its customers can connect to networks across our entire portfolio of properties to gain access to an array of services, including direct access to cloud, SaaS platforms, and more.

“We only have six co-located servers, the rest are in cloud. The cost/benefit was greater to set it up that way,” said Steve Kilcran, CFO/CIO at AccentFX, a performance marketing and customer data analytics company and Peak 10 customer. “I’m only managing six servers, and Peak 10 does the rest, so it’s much easier to manage.”

To learn more about Peak 10, visit http://www.peak10.com.

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Chairman, Peak 10