CHARLOTTE, N.C. (September 6, 2012) – National cloud and data center solutions provider Peak 10 announced today that it will provide tailored disaster recovery planning and other managed services to Saint Leo University. Saint Leo University serves approximately 2,000 on-campus students at its main campus in west central Florida and more than 13,000 students through its 18 continuing education centers in seven states and its Center for Online Learning.
Peak 10’s managed colocation services provide the University the ability to keep its mission-critical applications up and running, including the university’s phone system, video teaching and teleconferencing bridge and database, (course materials, transcripts, research and student data and financial information) as well as the university’s application servers.
“Peak 10’s robust network and geographic footprint afforded us the business continuity and disaster recovery plan that we need to maintain our university’s IT operations in the event of a man-made or natural disaster,” said Ellen Sheridan, director of server and network services for Saint Leo University. “Its team of professionals designed a solid solution just for us, so that we can pursue our educational activities and goals without interruption.”
Services will be provided primarily through the Peak 10 data center facility in Atlanta, with support from the company’s facilities in Tampa, Fla. This will allow Saint Leo University to benefit from an IT presence in both markets, without having to travel between the two cities to maintain university IT equipment. Should Saint Leo University experience problems with its network, it can augment or completely switch over to its backup site and maintain operations.
“Business continuity is one of the most important benefits that the university’s stakeholders will experience since Peak 10 will make it possible for Saint Leo to replicate the applications that it would need to continue operating should a disaster strike,” said Cheryl Kleiman, vice president and general manager of Peak 10 Tampa. “It’s imperative that the university’s systems are always operational, and Peak 10 will ensure there is no down time.”
About Saint Leo University
Founded in 1889, Saint Leo University is one of the nation’s leading Catholic teaching universities. It was ranked among the best regional universities in the South in the 2012 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges. For more information, visit www.saintleo.edu.
About Peak 10 Inc.
With data center facilities in 10 key markets, Peak 10 provides reliable, tailored cloud, data center and other IT infrastructure solutions 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 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.