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A day in the life of Vathana Bouapheng, Customer Service Systems Administrator

Author: Lyn Pangares
Date: October 21, 2014
Vathana came to Peak Hosting in September, 2013, with nearly 10 years of experience in systems administration with companies such as Peer1, Ganuch and Sonifi, and now works for Peak Hosting as a Customer Service System Administrator (CSSA). Why Vathana Matters to Our Customers As part of Peak Hosting’s first line of customer support, Vathana is part of a team of... [Read more]

Infographic: Managing your operations infrastructure - a cloud alternative

Date: October 2, 2014
While it can be an appropriate solution for some, cloud hosting isn’t for every company. Spiceworks surveyed 122 US-based IT professionals to learn about challenges these pros face when evaluating or using hosting services. Findings: Only 27% of companies of companies using a cloud hosting option are satisfied with it. Their infographic outlines some of the issue, challenges and opportunities IT professionals have found in their hosting options. Download your copy today.... [Read more]

Hosting Alternatives: Why the Cloud May Not Be Your Best Choice

Author: Lyn Pangares
Date: September 23, 2014
Many players in the hosting industry have done a fantastic job of over-marketing and over-selling services, with the subsequent land grab for customers resulting in an abundance of “unfit for purpose” solutions. Add to this unnecessary project expenditures, and excessive caution is a logical result when it comes to outsourcing as an option.... [Read more]

5 Reasons to Choose a Custom Managed Architecture v. Cloud

Author: Jeffrey Papen - CEO and Founder
Date: September 4, 2014
Custom architecture on dedicated servers is designed specifically for you. Cloud architectures are designed to be massive. They are designed to scale horizontally, are incredibly large, built to handle... [Read more]

Peak Hosting to present at Splunk>Live and Splunk>Conf2014 on Splunk use and configuration in a dedicated hosting environment

Date: August 29, 2014
Peak Hosting, the leading provider of Operations-as-a-Service® (OaaS) managed hosting, today announced it will participate in two separate events sponsored by Splunk, Inc., a provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence. Security engineers from Peak Hosting will present ... [Read more]

How the Cloud is Like a Home Improvement Center

Author: Jeffrey Papen - CEO and Founder
Date: August 27, 2014
Software-as-a-Service. Platform-as-a-Service. Infrastructure-as-a-Service. In the field of technology, you can get nearly everything you want “as a service.” The hosting industry is no different; you cannot throw a rock without hitting some form of cloud-computing-as-a-service company. Outsourcing hosting to a cloud provider can make a lot of sense; it reduces or... [Read more]

A Conversation with Alex Ross, CTO of Enplug

Author: Lyn Pangares
Date: August 18, 2014
We sat down with Alex Ross, the CTO of Enplug, one of LA’s hottest startups. Enplug’s digital signage software turns any TV, display, or projector into a smart screen that runs apps developed... [Read more]

Peak Hosting moves to F5 Networks ADC for improved monitoring, better load balancing and always up service.

Author: Lyn Pangares
Date: July 31, 2014
In the field of managed hosting, application delivery controllers (ADC) play a very important part in delivering our clients’ content across the Internet. Getting it wrong can mean the difference between smooth, continuous uptime and downtime that negatively impacts their bottom line. Recently, Peak Hosting migrated to F5 Networks for our load balancing solutions. Now, we have the monitoring,... [Read more]

Customer Service is Customer Value

Author: Jeffrey Papen - CEO and Founder
Date: July 30, 2014
Just as no economy has taxed its way to prosperity, no company has ever downsized its way to greatness. Great companies became that way because they did more, innovated more and gave more value to their customers than did the competition. It seems, however, many cloud hosting... [Read more]

Peak Hosting at OSCON 2014

Author: Ally Hollenbach
Date: July 23, 2014
What do you get when you cross the largest and best Open Source Conference (OSCON.com) with two energetic Peak Hosting employees responsible for spreading the Peak Hosting message and recruiting new hires? Hopefully, some awesome new employees, new clients and new technology information. Peak Hosting has been walking... [Read more]

A day in the life of David Orson, Solution Architect

Author: Lyn Pangares
Date: July 10, 2014
David came to Peak Hosting with 25 years of experience in technical operations. His work at companies such as eBay, Netflix, Wells Fargo, and Verizon provides a wealth of experience spanning across infrastructure and applications-related disciplines.... [Read more]

A day in the life of Jessica Zagone, Technical Account Manager

Author: Lyn Pangares
Date: June 19, 2014
Jessica leads our TAM organization and manages large, complex implementations for both customers and our internal infrastructure. Her background is in supply and logistics management and she has extensive experience managing vendors and projects for VARs, specializing in storage and virtualization technologies. At Peak Hosting, Jessica regularly works with customers like Uber, Gravity, and Machine Zone, managing implementations ranging from... [Read more]

SGN chooses Peak Hosting as a cloud alternative to upgrade gaming infrastructure

Author: Tim Weaver
Date: June 11, 2014
When SGN (formerly known as Mindjolt) reached the point where the cloud was no longer scoring for them, it was time to invoke some cheat codes to find a new hosting solution for their games. DIY solutions weren’t the answer, and the company decided dedicated, managed hosting was the “level up" they were searching for. Peak Hosting’s custom solution was... [Read more]

Demand transparency into your environment

Author: Fan Zhu
Date: June 6, 2014
How much visibility do you have into the underlying infrastructure supporting your hosted application? For most companies, the answer is ‘not enough.’ A VM, for example, may report that you’re using 80% of your allocated CPU, but it won’t tell you for what those cycles are used. A maxed-out application? A run-away kernel? An application stuck in an infinite loop?... [Read more]

A day in the life of Mike Julian, Senior Systems Engineer

Author: Lyn Pangares
Date: May 27, 2014
Mike came to Peak Hosting from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He has over a decade of experience managing and supporting large Linux and Windows environments with a special focus towards architecture, design, automation, and monitoring.... [Read more]

What Cloud Really Means

Author: Jeffrey Papen - CEO and Founder
Date: May 16, 2014
To hear the hype surrounding the cloud, you would think it was the second coming of Steve Jobs, the cure for all that ails us, and the solution for solving all of technology's problems. The truth is far more muddled and confused. Given the near hysteria about how “if you’re not on the cloud, you’re behind the times,” it’s as if the cloud were a hammer and IT professionals consider every application, job and challenge as a nail. ... [Read more]

Video - 12X: UPSCALING

Date: May 16, 2014
Peak Hosting CEO Jeffrey Papen speaks at SCaLE 12x, presenting “If Cloud Scaling Techniques Were Correct, We Would Cut Down Trees With Bags of Termites.” (Note: The format of these “Lightning Talks” was 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds. For those of you not huge fans of math, that means it’s only 5 minutes long.)... [Read more]

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