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The Advantages of Working with a Niche DRaaS Magic Quadrant Provider

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June 23, 2015
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In 2015, Gartner published its first ever Magic Quadrant (MQ) for Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and positioned Peak 10 in the Niche quadrant.1  So what does that mean?

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. Its DRaaS Magic Quadrant presents the competitive positioning of service providers in specific high-growth technology markets using a quadrant graph denoting Leaders, Visionaries, Niche or Challengers.

Gartner positioned Peak 10 in the Niche quadrant, in which the providers are “typically specialists with more focused product portfolios, or are emerging vendors.” 2

For Peak 10 that focused product portfolio is shaped by a unique collection of assets, which include:

  • 25 secure, reliable SSAE 16 certified data centers in 10 markets (with more opening soon)
  • Multiple, geographic diverse Cisco powered cloud platforms across the Peak 10 footprint
  • A  carrier-diverse 10 Gb private IP network between Peak 10 technology campuses
  • Local account and support teams and over 300 certified technical experts
  • Cisco Powered DRaaS Certification (Peak 10 was the first company in the Americas to achieve it)
  • A highly consultative approach
  • A cost-effective, highly flexible, highly capable DRaaS solution — the Peak 10 Recovery Cloud

Peak 10 also delivers a variety of other cost-effective DR solutions tailored to customers’ specific requirement including:

  • Physical colocation space for cold sites, warm sites, hot sites or a private cloud
  • Active/active hot sites using private, hybrid or public cloud designs
  • Private, public or hybrid cloud application-level tailored solutions

There are also a number of benefits associated with Peak 10’s DR solutions. For example, with Peak 10’s strategically located network of data centers and cloud infrastructure, you’re more likely to be able to be in close proximity to your DR site. That helps ensure that distance-sensitive applications will continue to function during recovery.

With SSAE-16 certified data centers possessing five levels of security, Peak 10 also has the controls in place to help ensure your data is safe. Our cloud infrastructure and data centers, which power the Peak 10 Recovery Cloud, as well as our pubic and hybrid cloud solutions, undergo annual internal and third-party assessments for compliance with a number of regulatory requirements and industry standards including PCI DSS and HIPAA. You can leverage our audited and audit-ready facilities and cloud infrastructure to further ensure the security and availability of your applications and data —and help meet your company’s own compliance requirements.
There are many other benefits that can be cited. The bottom line is that Niche players may not be the biggest or most well-known company, but they may offer just the right attributes and solutions to meet your company’s business requirements.

1 Note: 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. 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.

2 Gartner “Disaster Recovery as a Service Report” by John Morency, Christine Tenneson, April 21, 2015.

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