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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Change is coming soon for all IT outsourcing, including managed hosting and cloud services. The last decade saw a race to the bottom in pricing for both the Transit and Content Delivery Network markets. History, as often happens, is likely to repeat itself. The low-end cloud and managed hosting sectors are lined up waiting for the starting gun of the next race, though they find themselves behind the low-end server “schleppers” which have already deployed commoditized hardware, virtual private servers and other systems. ... [Read more]
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]