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Peak 10 Achieves Cisco Powered DRaaS Certification

Peak 10’s disaster recovery program recognized through Cisco® Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification

Solidifying its position as a leading IT infrastructure and cloud provider, Peak 10 has been named the first provider in the Americas to achieve the Cisco Powered Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) designation under the Cisco® Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification. This certification recognizes Peak 10 as a provider with the capability to sell and deliver cloud and managed services for companies needing to accelerate time to market and time to revenue.

"We continue to see strong demand for DRaaS, or cloud DR services, to help businesses lower their risk to support their business continuity plans," said Jeff Spalding, COO for Peak 10. "As part of this designation, our infrastructure and operational processes went through a rigorous third party audit. With our historical commitment to compliance, Peak 10 has been a leader in DRaaS for a while now and because we take the integrity of our infrastructure and operations so seriously, this Cisco certification is really formal recognition for our longstanding approach to business."

When downtime is not an option and the failover must be as continuous as possible, Peak 10 can provision and manage a completely redundant architecture with automatic traffic redirection and hot site mirroring. Peak 10's Recovery Cloud provides a cost-effective, highly flexible DRaaS solution that ensures rapid recovery of mission-critical applications and data. Built on leading-edge technologies and drawing upon Peak 10's expertise in cloud-based disaster recovery, it enables customers to take advantage of the reduced costs associated with multi-tenancy while accessing the necessary cloud resources to restore services in the event of a site failure - quickly, securely and regardless of where their production environment is housed.

The Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification is part of the Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program, focused on helping partners such as Peak 10 to envision, build, market, and sell cloud and managed services with business acceleration tools and services, sales training and the Cisco Cloud Marketplace to address the varied needs of its customers. As a Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certified Partner, Peak10 will offer Cisco Powered services, built on the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework, and provide basic management capabilities that support Cisco technologies.

In addition to this achievement, Peak 10 was also among the first data center and cloud providers to achieve the Cisco® Cloud Provider Certification with a Cisco Powered Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) designation in October 2012.

The company was recently named as Americas Cloud and Service Provider Partner Organization "Data Center Cloud Partner of the Year" at the Cisco Partner Summit in Las Vegas on March 24-27, 2014.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., the company operates data centers in 10 key markets in the U.S., serving customers around the globe. For more information on Peak 10's DRaaS offering, visit: http://www.peak10.com/cloud/recovery-cloud.

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