Peak 10, Inc. has announced it was recognized in the Gartner 2016 Critical Capabilities for Disaster Recovery as a Service report. The report assessed the products/services of 20 selected disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) providers against seven critical capabilities. Each capability was then weighed in terms of relative importance for specific products/service use cases in order to assist IT leaders in developing a list of DRaaS provider candidates to evaluate and compare.

A full copy of the Gartner October 2016 Critical Capabilities for Disaster Recovery as a Service report can be accessed at http://bit.ly/2dNLhFQ.

According to Gartner, "By 2018, the number of organizations using disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) will exceed the number of organizations using traditional, syndicated recovery services."1

"Due to the growing demand for DRaaS services across all industries, we have made significant advancements to the features and scale of our Recovery Cloud offering in 2016, which we believe is reflected in our improved scores over last year in Gartner's Critical Capabilities report," said Mike Fuhrman, CTO for Peak 10. "Peak 10 now has an expanded Recovery Cloud offering to provide three levels of scalable, cost-effective disaster recovery to replace a one-size-fits-all approach to DR."

Peak 10's portfolio of DR services is structured to provide the flexibility needed to create a scalable, custom DR strategy. Employing industry-recognized security standards, Peak 10's Recovery Cloud offerings feature multiple levels of DR testing options to allow for documentation, risk management and recovery testing, and ensure when a disaster strikes that your recovery system works and minimize data loss in the event of failure.

"We believe the Gartner report validates our claim to have a very mature, secure DRaaS offering for production and application recovery; mission-critical workload recovery; extended recovery operations; and managed service failover," added Fuhrman.

Peak 10 was the first in the Americas to achieve Cisco Powered DRaaS Certification, further strengthening its position as a leader in providing cost-effective DR solutions with high-impact recovery planning and design. Backed by a SLA of 99.999 percent availability, Peak 10's fully flexible DR offerings allow customers to build a solution to match their IT needs, as well as continuous data protection, rapid recovery and 24-hour customer service. In addition to its multi-tiered DR offerings, Peak 10 offers physical DR through colocation services and physical space in its data centers.

When faced with the decision of having to declare a disaster, Peak 10 customer and Rick Blanchard, vice president of technology, A&R Logistics, stated, "I've never been in a situation like this one before, and most companies won't ever see a similar situation. But I have worked at other companies where we wanted to go to the cloud for production or disaster recovery, and either we thought we didn't have the resources to do it, or we just didn't know the next steps to take. Having a partner with Peak 10's expertise, dedication, and ability to execute would have been invaluable at that time in my career, and it's great to have them as a partner now and going forward."

 1.              Gartner "Critical Capabilities for Disaster Recovery as a Service" October 10, 2016 by Ron Blair, John P. Morency, Mark Thomas Jaggers