Peak 10 Continues to be Recognized in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) Amidst a Rapidly Changing Market


CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 22, 2017 — Peak 10, Inc., a hybrid IT infrastructure provider offering colocation, interconnection, cloud and managed IT services, today announced it is proud to be recognized in the Gartner, Inc. 2017 “Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service.”i This marks the third consecutive year that Peak 10 has been recognized in the annual publication.

To meet the evolving needs of its customers, Peak 10 continues to improve its DRaaS solutions. Although not in time for inclusion in this Magic Quadrant, the company recently launched Extended Journaling, a new failback expansion feature of its Recovery Cloud offering, which gives customers the ability to expand DR testing capabilities and recover data quickly to previous points in time up to 14 days earlier, significantly lowering an organization’s operational risk and potential for data loss in the event of a disaster. The update provides Peak 10 customers with broad support of disaster testing strategies, including multi-day exercises; reduces the risk of data loss through self-service control of data replication journaling; automates recovery of complex applications to precise point-in-time and increases disaster preparedness.

As noted in the explanation section of the Magic Quadrant, “Gartner defines disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) as a service offering that includes replication of server workloads and recovery of such workloads, as needed, to a cloud with which the provider ultimately has fiscal responsibility. The service may be fully managed or self-service; replication and recovery may be high-touch or automated via software; and the target location and cloud infrastructure with which the workloads are replicated and recovered may be owned by the provider or a third party, such as a hyperscale public cloud provider.”i

In the Magic Quadrant for this market sector, Gartner analysts evaluated 23 service providers offering Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), based on the criteria of ‘ability to execute’ and ‘completeness of vision.’

“We are excited to be recognized in the Magic Quadrant for what we believe is due to keeping pace with a market full of technology advancements and changing business needs,” said Mike Fuhrman, chief technology officer at Peak 10. “Our updated Multi-Tier Recovery Cloud offering is a cost-effective and highly-flexible solution that significantly lowers an organization’s operational risk and minimizes the potential for data loss in the event of a disaster, ensuring rapid recovery of mission-critical applications and data. In the months ahead, we will provide additional enhancements to help our customers ensure they have the advanced disaster recovery tools they need to protect their critical data.”

Peak 10 has provided ongoing IT support for disaster recovery for nearly 17 years. “With dedication and expertise, Peak 10 has been an invaluable partner for our current IT infrastructure,” said Rick Blanchard, vice president of technology at A&R Logistics. “Their team of experts provided us high-performance disaster recovery infrastructure that has enabled us to provide uninterrupted service for customers.”

You can read more about Peak 10’s partnership with A&R Logistics in this case study.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Peak 10 operates 16 data centers in key U.S. markets and serves thousands of customers in the U.S. and abroad. The company’s hands-on approach to IT has recently been recognized with a best-in-class Net Promoter (NPS) score of 67.2, underscoring the company’s focus on creating the best possible experience for its customers. To learn more about Peak 10, visit http://www.peak10.com

A full copy of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service can be accessed here.

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.

1 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service” by Ron Blair, Mark Thomas Jaggers, June 19, 2017.

About Peak 10
Peak 10 empowers today’s enterprises to meet current and future business challenges through advanced hybrid IT infrastructure. Some of the world’s largest businesses trust Peak 10 to deliver secure, compliant and flexible IT infrastructure through its colocation, interconnection, cloud and managed IT solutions that give enterprises the freedom to use just one provider to perform faster, manage risk, and stay competitive as their industries evolve. With an operational footprint of more than 890,000 square feet and growing, Peak 10 connects multiple data centers to an ecosystem of solutions, delivering IT business communications and enabling customers to connect on a global basis. Peak 10’s nearly two decades of history, committed technical support staff and 100% SLA underscores the steadfast reliability of its solutions. Its industry-leading NPS score reflects its commitment to helping its thousands of customers meet stringent compliance requirements of regulatory and industry standards. For more information, visit www.peak10.com or the Peak 10 Newsroom for the latest news.

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