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The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud-enabled Managed Hosting, North America: Peak 10 is in It!

July 23, 2014
In case you haven’t heard the news, Peak 10 has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Niche quadrant of its 2014 Magic Quadrant for Cloud-enabled Managed Hosting, North America.  (The report was published on July 15, 2014, and authored by Gartner analysts Doug Toombs, Lydia Leong, et al. A full copy of the report can be accessed here .)

Read more about Peak 10’s position in the Magic Quadrant.

Why is this important? If you’ve been considering migrating to the cloud ─ and you’ve been considering Peak 10 as the company to help you do it ─ Peak 10 believes its inclusion in the Magic Quadrant may help you determine if the company is, in fact, the right one for your organization.2

The Real Magic to Cloud Migration

Let’s face it. Migrating to the cloud doesn’t happen by magic. It involves a great deal of work ─ especially upfront.  It entails assessing IT assets, applications and data to determine which are suitable for the cloud ─ or that at least make sense for a preliminary foray into it.

It also requires researching various cloud delivery models ─ and often times managed services ─ in order to select those that will best meet your organization’s current and future needs; the options seem to be increasing every day.  Then there is the task of evaluating service providers. There are a lot of them out there, and no two are alike.  Gartner Magic Quadrants provide a good starting point for evaluating some of them.

A Graphical Look at the Market

Gartner Magic Quadrants represent the culmination of research in specific high-growth technology markets. The competitive positioning of various providers in those markets is presented using a quadrant graph that notes which ones are considered Leaders, Visionaries, Niche or Challengers. (Learn about the methodology here.)

Gartner doesn’t rank providers or specify which are better than others.  It does, however, plot the four types of providers on the graph in terms of how well they can execute on their vision (the X axis) and the completeness of that vision (the Y axis.) This is useful information for understanding a market – in this case the managed cloud market – and some of its players so you can create a short list of potential suppliers.

Gartner positioned Peak 10 in the Niche quadrant, in which the providers are “typically specialists with more focused product portfolios, or are emerging vendors.”
Peak 10 is focused on the development and enhancement of its cloud offering. One such enhancement that customers enjoy is the rightsizing recommendations available through the Peak 10 cloud portal.  That’s a valuable capability to have available to help you make sure you’re making the most of your cloud resources.

Then there’s the Peak 10 Recovery Cloud, the company’s Disaster Recovery as a Service (DraaS) offering.  Continuous data protection (CDP). Rapid recovery times.  Customizable RPO/RTO to meet business requirements. Supports HIPAA- and PCI-governed environments. Those are just a few of the Recovery Cloud’s benefits.

It’s Your Turn

Now it’s up to you to take this information to the next level ─ can Peak 10 meet your company’s specific needs? Give the company a call (or email.)  Recognized for its consultative approach and strong focus on regulatory compliance, Peak 10 may be the right company to help you make the move to the cloud ─ or to tailor any number of IT infrastructure solutions that will best meet your needs today and tomorrow. That’s where the real magic happens.

Read more about Peak 10’s position in the Magic Quadrant.

1  Gartner “Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting Report” by Douglas Toombs, Lydia Leong, Tiny Haynes, Gregor Petri, Bob Gill, July 15, 2014.

2 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.


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