Case Study

Cloud Services Provider Delivers Reliability With Cisco And KEMP

Source: Cisco

Peak 10 leverages LoadMaster Software on Cisco UCS to maximize availability and performance of unified data center environment.

With more than a decade of experience as an IT provider, Peak 10 delivers enterprise- level IT infrastructure solutions to mid-market customers. Clients look to the fully managed, cloud solutions from Peak 10 as a way to gain the performance, availability, and flexibility they need without the expensive investment required to build and manage independent data centers and computing environments.

While many cloud service providers are heavily oriented to environments for testing, development, and Internet-facing applications, Peak 10’s environment is designed for production workload and business-critical applications such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) systems that require even higher standards of availability and performance.

As demand for services grew, Peak 10 found that its existing infrastructure could not keep up with demand. The company’s multiple cloud clusters were difficult to scale and manage, with labor-intensive cabling and large clusters of disparate rack-mount servers.

“The physical infrastructure associated with cloud became our biggest obstacle to growth,” says Ken Seitz, director of product strategy at Peak 10. “We chose the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) environment as our new platform for its unified fabric that allows us to scale much more efficiently.”